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  • News | RIO 2016

    Sculls and eights deliver dramatic Rio 2016 regatta finale

    Favourite Kimberley Brennan of Australia took a commanding lead in the first half of the women's single sculls final of the Olympic rowing regatta on 13 August and ended up winning by half a length from the USA’s Gevvie Stone.
    13 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Rowing
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    Comaneci: Uchimura is the best ever

    When Japanese gymnast Kohei Uchimura stuck his landing without a wobble in sight from his high-flying, high-risk horizontal bar routine, it not only earned him a second successive Olympic all-around gold. According to gymnastics legend, Nadia Comaneci, it also made him the greatest male gymnast of all time.
    13 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Artistic Gymnastics, Japan, UCHIMURA, Kohei
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    Rostami breaks world record in 85kg weightlifting

    Iran’s Kianoush Rostami broke his own world record to win the men's 85kg weightlifting at Rio 2016 and clinch his country's first medal of the Games. Meanwhile Rim-Jong-Sim opened the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s Rio gold account with in the women’s 75kg.
    13 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Weightlifting, Islamic Republic of Iran
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    YOG athletes resume rivalries in Rio

    A number of tough and tense rivalries from the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) are being rekindled at the Olympic Games Rio 2016. As YOG graduates step up to sport’s biggest stage, they’re coming up against some familiar faces.
    10 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, YOG
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    Akram sets sights on egypt’s first swimming medal

    When Akram Ahmed took victory in the 800m freestyle at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Nanjing 2014, he became the first Egyptian to win an aquatics medal in any Olympic competition. Now, the 19-year-old has the opportunity to make history for his country on the biggest stage of all.
    06 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, YOG, Olympic News, Egypt
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    Norway go for third consecutive handball gold

    The Netherlands and Brazil challenge Norway’s dominance as they aim to complete a hat-trick of Olympic golds in women’s handball.
    05 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Handball, Norway
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    World leaders celebrate spirit of Olympic Games Rio 2016

    Leaders from sport, government, business and culture gathered in solidarity on the eve of the Olympic Games Rio 2016 to celebrate the unifying power of sport and the Olympic Games.
    05 Aug 2016 | Olympic News, RIO 2016
  • News | RIO 2016

    Battling Douglas braced for double title defence

    One of the sensations of London 2012, with historic wins in the team and individual all-around competitions, Gabrielle Douglas will be going all out for gold again at Rio 2016 as part of a formidable USA gymnastics team.
    30 Jul 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Artistic Gymnastics
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    Rio 2016 to leave significant legacy to Team Brazil

    For many Brazilian athletes, the chance to compete at a home Games in Rio will be the highlight of their career. But for future generations of the country’s elite sportsmen and women, the 2016 Olympics will just be the start of the journey towards fulfilling their dreams elsewhere.
    22 Jul 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Legacy
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    Peerless Eaton on the gold trail again

    Reigning Olympic and world outdoor and indoor decathlon champion and world record holder, Ashton Eaton has continued to sweep all before him since winning gold atLondon 2012, and will be a hot favourite to defend his title in Rio.
    13 Jul 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Athletics
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