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  • News | Lake Placid 1932

    On 15 February 1932, Eddie Eagan became the first and only person to win gold at the Summer and Winter Games

    As a pusher in the four-man bobsleigh team spearheaded by pilot Billy Fiske, Edward Eagan won the gold medal with the USA I team in the final event of the Lake Placid 1932 Winter Games. Twelve years earlier, as a boxer, he had been crowned Olympic champion in the light heavyweight competition at Antwerp 1920. Today marks the anniversary of one man’s extraordinary achievement.
    15 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Bobsleigh, Lake Placid 1932
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 15: Park in-bee makes history; Neymar, Farah and Felix at the top of their game

    Relive the magnificent penultimate day of the Rio Games – Saturday 20 August 2016 – on olympic.org. An action-packed day provided several moments of Olympic history, with Park In-bee triumphing in the women’s golf, Neymar giving Brazil its first-ever Olympic title and Allyson Felix becoming the most decorated female athlete ever, and a whole lot more besides!
    20 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 4: Michael Phelps and Simone Biles take centre stage

    Olympic.org takes a look back at the highlights from the fourth day of competition in Rio on Tuesday 9 August 2016. Michael Phelps won two more gold medals in the space of an hour, in the 200m butterfly and the 4x200m freestyle, bringing his total medal haul to 22. The brilliant Simone Biles lit up the women’s team competition to help the United States to victory.
    09 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Tennis aces serve up a spectacle at Rio 2016

    Great Britain’s Andy Murray completed a successful defence of the men’s singles title, while Monica Puig produced a shock in the women’s singles to win Puerto Rico’s first ever Olympic gold medal. Rafael Nadal collected his second Olympic gold as he and Marc Lopez clinched the men’s doubles, while Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina of Russia scooped gold in the women’s doubles, and American pair Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Jack Sock did likewise in the mixed doubles.
    13 Sep 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Tennis
  • News | RIO 2016

    Women’s doubles gold for Russians as US pair take mixed honours

    On the final day of the Rio 2016 tennis tournament, Russia’s Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina beat Swiss duo Martina Hingis and Timea Bacsinszky to win gold in the women’s doubles. Meanwhile, American pair Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Jack Sock got the better of compatriots Venus Williams and Rajeev Ram to top the mixed doubles podium.
    14 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Tennis, Olympic News, Russian Federation, United States of America
  • News | Lillehammer 2016

    Bringing the latest news from Lillehammer 2016 – meet the Reporters!

    It’s not just athletes who train hard for the Youth Olympic Games!  After their rigorous training programme at Nanjing 2014 last summer given by experts in the realms of broadcast, written, photographic and social media, 15 Young Reporters have been chosen to go on to the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games. From 12 to 21 February, these rising stars of journalism will report on all the activity, on and off the field of play, on the official website www.lillehammer2016.no.  Without further ado, meet the team…
    09 Oct 2015 | Lillehammer 2016, YOG, Olympic News
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