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  • Lindsey Vonn takes on Youth Olympic Games role for Lillehammer 2016 | Video

    Lindsey Vonn takes on Youth Olympic Games role for Lillehammer 2016

    The International Olympic Committee announced that Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn will reprise her role as Ambassador for the second Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, in February 2016.
  • The Father of Surfing wins another Olympic gold - Swimming - Antwerp 1920 Olympic Games | Video

    The Father of Surfing wins another Olympic gold - Swimming - Antwerp 1920 Olympic Games

    The Hawaii born, Duke Kahanamoku had won an Olympic gold medal for the first time in the Stockholm 1912 Olympic Games. In Antwerp 1920, eight years later, not only did he take his second 100 meters freestyle Olympic gold medal, but also broke his own Olympic record .   “The Duke”, as he was commonly known, later came to win a third Olympic medal in the men’s 4x200m relay in Antwerp 1920 Olympic Games. His Olympic medal record still included two more silver medals from Stockholm in 1912 and Paris in 1924.   As a passionate surfer, between his Olympic Games participations, “The Duke” travelled the world for swimming exhibitions where he presented and promoted surfing around the world. For that, the man of many nicknames, Duke Kahanamoku became also known as the “Father of Surfing”.
  • Olympic Games finale - Expression of Unity | Video

    Olympic Games finale - Expression of Unity

    London 2012 - flagbearers of participating nations enter the Stadium followed by the athletes. At the Closing Ceremony, athletes march together, not by nationality - a tradition that began at the Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games and is a way of bringing the athletes of the world together as ‘one nation’.
  • The Beginning of an Era - The Athens 1896 Olympic Games | Video

    The Beginning of an Era - The Athens 1896 Olympic Games

    The Olympic Games in 1896 - the Games of the I Olympiad - were a landmark in the history of Olympism as the first Olympic Games of the modern era. The first celebration of the modern Olympic Games took place in its ancient birthplace of Athens. The Games attracted 241 athletes from 14 nations, with the largest delegations coming from Greece, Germany, France and Great Britain. With stadiums filled to capacity for competitions such as the Olympic marathon run final, the Athens 1896 Summer Games lead the way to over a century of Olympic history.
  • The host city with two Olympic Games cauldrons | Video

    The host city with two Olympic Games cauldrons

    The 1976 Games had been awarded to Denver, but after the American city withdrew in November 1972, Innsbruck offered to step in and its offer was accepted by the IOC Executive Board. The city had previously hosted the Winter Games 12 years earlier. Ice dancing debuted at the Games as a full medal discipline and was dominated by the Russians. In figure skating, American Terry Kubicka performed a back flip - the first time in the history of figure skating this dangerous move had been successfully performed. This was the second time the Games had taken place in this city, the first being in 1964. For this reason, two Olympic cauldrons were lit.
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