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  • News | London 2012

    ‘Only the strongest shoulders can carry the hopes of a nation…’

    Every Olympic athlete is required to perform under pressure. Not many take on the burden Ireland’s Katie Taylor carried in to London 2012. Prior to the Games no Irish man or woman had won an Olympic gold medal for 16 years. As the reigning and four-time women’s world amateur lightweight boxing champion and undisputed world No.1, Taylor knew that every Irish eye was on her… 
    02 Nov 2018 | Olympic News, London 2012 News, Boxing
  • News | YOG

    YOG Stars Light Up Global Stage

    We pick out more starring performances from former Youth Oylmpic Games athletes on sport’s buggest stages.
    04 Jul 2018 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 3: Australia writes a chapter of Olympic history

    Relive day three of the Olympic Games in Rio, Monday 8 August, on olympic.org. This was marked by the Australian women’s rugby sevens team victory in the final against New Zealand, for the sport’s triumphal return to the Games after a 92-year absence. Kohei Uchimura and Japan dominated the men’s all-around team gymnastics competition. There were further exploits in the swimming events, and Carioca judoka Rafaela Silva delighted the whole of Brazil.
    08 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Flashing blades catch the eye at Rio 2016

    Ten different countries were represented on the podiums at the Rio 2016 fencing competition, though it was the Russians, Hungarians, Italians and the French who dominated proceedings at the Arena Carioca 3.
    11 Oct 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Fencing
  • News | RIO 2016

    Debutant beats favourite in all-Russian women’s sabre final

    Competing in her first Olympic Games, Russia’s Yana Egorian pulled off a surprise win over team-mate and favourite Sofya Velikaya in the women's sabre individual event on Monday.
    08 Aug 2016 | Olympic News, RIO 2016, Fencing, Russian Federation
  • News | Nanjing 2014

    Rhythmic gymnastics: Russians sweep the board

    The next generation of Russian rhythmic gymnasts maintained their country’s proud tradition in the discipline in Nanjing, winning both gold medals on offer. Irina Annenkova took individual gold while Daria Anenkova, Daria Dubova, Victoria Ilina, Natalia Safonova and Sofya Skomorokh won the group all-around competition.
    15 Oct 2014 | Nanjing 2014, YOG, Olympic News
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