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  • 30 seconds with Yelena Isinbayeva | Video

    30 seconds with Yelena Isinbayeva

    To mark 30 days to go, we caught up with our Ambassador Yelena Isinbayeva on how it feels to be involved with the Youth Olympic Games.
  • Rhythmic Gymnastics joins the Olympic programme | Video

    Rhythmic Gymnastics joins the Olympic programme

    The Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games marked the debut of a new discipline within the Gymnastics competition. For the first time a Rhythmic Gymnastics competition would be part of the Olympic Games.Canadian athlete Lori Fung won the first rhythmic gymnastics Olympic gold medal, with Doina Saticulescu from Romania taking silver and Regina Weber from West Germany, bronze.
  • Mexico 1968 Artistic Gymnastics men rings | Video

    Mexico 1968 Artistic Gymnastics men rings

    Sawao Kato began his Olympic career in 1968 in Mexico City, where he won three gold medals (floor exercises, individual and team combined exercises) and a bronze medal on the rings. He is unquestionably one of the greatest medallists in Olympic history. With 12 medals, eight of them gold, at three different Olympic Games, the Japanese athlete made his mark on sporting history.
  • Indonesia Achieves Gold in 3 Games | Video

    Indonesia Achieves Gold in 3 Games

    The number 1 seeds, Markis Kido and Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia, take on the chinese duo, Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng in the doubles gold medal match. China takes the first game, but it's the Indonesian pair who achieve Olympic victory, claiming the doubles gold medal in 3 games, 12-21, 21-11, 21-16. Badminton Doubles Men's Final - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - INA, CHN, KOR
  • The Olympic Flame Begins Its Journey | Video

    The Olympic Flame Begins Its Journey

    With only 78 days until the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, the Olympic flame was lit at Olympia during a ceremony organised by the Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC). The lighting symbolically marked the beginning of the Torch Relay that brought the flame to the Olympic Stadium in London on 27 July.
  • Chinese Duo Defends Olympic Title in C2 500m | Video

    Chinese Duo Defends Olympic Title in C2 500m

    The Chinese duo, Meng Guanliang and Yang Wenjun, delight the crowd by claiming their second straight Olympic gold in C2 500m. Meng and Yang make a strong start, crossing the 250m mark with a half boat length advantage. They finish in 1:41.025 closely followed by the Russian pair, who receive the silver medal in 1:41.282. The German duo, silver medallists in C2 1000m, win bronze in this event. Canoe Sprint Men's C2 500m - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - CHN, RUS, GER
  • 50m Rifle Prone men's final - highlights | Video

    50m Rifle Prone men's final - highlights

    London 2012 - Sergei Martynov of Belarus already had two bronze medals to show for his previous five appearances at the Olympic Games. The 44-year-old marksman outclassed the rest of the field at the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich to get his hands on gold. Watch highlights of his masterful performance.
  • Seven golds and seven world records for Spitz | Video

    Seven golds and seven world records for Spitz

    Mark Spitz earns superstar status by winning seven gold medals and setting seven world records in the pool at the Munich Olympics in 1972.
  • Table Tennis Men Singles Final Beijing 2008 – Ma, Wang | Video

    Table Tennis Men Singles Final Beijing 2008 – Ma, Wang

    Ma Lin of the People’s Republic of China wins the gold medal in the men’s table tennis final. Ma takes the first two games. Wang Hao, also of China, counters and wins game 3. Ma comes back to win games 4 and 5 to win the match 4 games to 1. Wang Liqin of China wins the bronze, which marks the first time one nation has claimed all three medals in the Olympic table tennis men’s singles event.
  • Waldemar Cierpinski wins his second marathon | Video

    Waldemar Cierpinski wins his second marathon

    Out of the 74 starting runners, only 53 finished the marathon at the Moscow 1980 Olympic Games.   After being left slightly behind the leading pack that had set an initial fiercely fast pace, Waldemar Cierpinski from East Germany was able to pass the leaders around the 36 kilometre mark.   Once Cierpinski passed the pack he kept his position and took his number 297 bib through the finish line to claim the gold medal.   As the East German had also won the marathon in the Montreal 1976 Olympic Games, he equalled the feat of marathon legend Abebe Bikila who had won two Olympic gold medals in Rome 1960 and Tokyo 1964.
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