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  • Szabo bounces back from Retton defeat | Video

    Szabo bounces back from Retton defeat

    Ecaterina Szabo started the Games with a morale-sapping blow to her confidence but bounced back in incredible fashion. Four golds and a silver marked her out as one of the all-time Olympic greats.
  • The Power Of The Digital Age | Video

    The Power Of The Digital Age

    IOC Director of Communications Mark Adams explains the digital trajectory of the Olympic movement after a successful games in Beijing. Social networking sites will provide new opportunities for the IOC to harness the connectivity of the internet to bring athletes and spectators together in fresh and imaginitive ways. With the new digital tools, the future is a gold mine for innovation and inspiration.
  • Mbango Etone Leaps to Olympic Record | Video

    Mbango Etone Leaps to Olympic Record

    In January 2017, Tatyana LEBEDEVA, of Russian Federation, competing in both Athletics Women's Triple Jump and Long Jump events, in which she ranked 2nd and for which she was awarded the silver medals, has been disqualified from the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. Francoise Mbango Etone defends her gold medal from Athens and sets a new Olympic record with a jump of 15.39m. Mbango Etone sets her record mark in the second round. Athletics Triple Jump Women Final - Olympic Record (15.39m) - Beijing 2008
  • Finland Secures First Curling Olympic Medal | Video

    Finland Secures First Curling Olympic Medal

    At the 2006 Winter Games, Finland captures for the first time an Olympic medal in the men's curling. Led by Markku Uusipaavalniemi and carrying their country's Olympic hope, Kalle Kiiskinen, Wille Makela, Jani Sullanmaa and Teemu Salo face Canada in the gold medal game. Canada thriumps 10-4 over Finland, securing the gold medal while the Finnish accomplish their goal, taking the silver medal home. FIN - Curling - Turin 2006
  • British Duo Wins Gold in Lightweight Double Sculls | Video

    British Duo Wins Gold in Lightweight Double Sculls

    Zac Purchase and Mark Hunter of Great Britain, reach the podium to receive the Olympic gold medal in the lightweight double sculls final, winning the first ever gold title for their country in this event. The British pair finishes the race in a time of 6:10.91, followed closely by Mougios and Polymeros of Greece.The bronze medal is taken by the Danish duo, Rassmusen and Hansen. Rowing Men's Lightweight Double Sculls Final - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - GBR, GRE, DEN
  • Light Welterweight Round Of 32 Matches | Video

    Light Welterweight Round Of 32 Matches

    An enthusiastic Maimaitituersun Qiong of China enters the ring with Gennady Kovalev of Russia. Youth is no match for experience as Kovalev wins 15-8. In the second fight, Driss Mossaid of Morocco beats Australian Todd Kidd 23-2 to move on to the next round. Boxing 64kg (Light Welterweight) Round of 32 - Beijing 2008 - Maimaitituersun Qiong (CHN) vs Gennady Kovalev (RUS), Driss Moussaid (MAR) vs Todd Kidd (AUS)
  • Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling 85Kg Medal Matches - Highlights | Day 9 | Video

    Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling 85Kg Medal Matches - Highlights | Day 9

    Highlights from Day 9 at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games with the Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling 85Kg Weight Division. Medals: Gold - Mark Bemalian (RUS) Silver - Kiril Milov (BUL) Bronze - Ahmed Ahmed (EGY)
  • The countdown is on to Innsbruck 2012! | Video

    The countdown is on to Innsbruck 2012!

    Today marks the “one year to go” milestone for Innsbruck 2012! In one year exactly, the world’s best young athletes of between 15 and 18 years old will attend the Opening Ceremony of the first edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games.
  • Oda ends epic journey with landmark gold | Video

    Oda ends epic journey with landmark gold

    When modern-day athletes occasionally lament a lack of training facilities they would do well to ponder the experiences of Japanese jumper Mikio Oda. Oda, from Hiroshima, would enter the history books at the Olympic Games in Amsterdam of 1928 by becoming the first Asian, never mind Japanese, to win an individual gold medal on the biggest sporting stage of them all. But it wasn’t until after a journey of epic proportions to get him to the Olympic Stadium on that slightly rainy, windswept afternoon. Oda was a particularly versatile jumper but opted to specialise in the triple jump, finishing a respectable sixth place at the 1924 Games in Paris. Faced with making a similarly long trip to Europe, Oda’s only option was to take an epic train journey lasting several days through the heart of Siberia. With no training facilities en route, and his meagre budget meaning he had to eat the cheapest food available – usually soup – when he arrived in Amsterdam he was not quite in the best of shapes. But an enjoyable training environment when he got to Holland focused his mind and he knew a strong performance could earn him and his Continent’s first individual gold medal. Running on a rutted grass track and jumping into an uneven sandpit, the conditions did not exactly suit world class jumping but it didn’t faze Oda one bit and he opened with a leap of 15.13metres. The distance surprised him as he wasn’t the best of starters but it did serve to give him the added confidence he needed to go even further. In the best round he recorded a mark of 15.21m which would not be bettered. By the time his medal ceremony came round, Oda had already left Amsterdam for a meet in Paris, and his gold was collected on his behalf by another Japanese athlete. Thirty six years later at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, the main stadium flag measured at 15.21m in honour of Oda’s breakthrough gold medal for Asia.
  • Austalia Go To The Top Of The Table | Video

    Austalia Go To The Top Of The Table

    Tournament favourite Australia defeat Pakistan in the preliminary round of men's hockey. Pakistan score first in the 16th minute, but Australia equalise four minutes later. In the second half, Australia go one up and then get the insurance marker in the 59th minute to win 3-1. The victory puts them at the top of the table with the Netherlands on nine points. Hockey Men Preliminary Pool B - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - PAK vs AUS
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