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  • Joining the three Olympic Gold Medal Club – Boxer Félix Savón | Video

    Joining the three Olympic Gold Medal Club – Boxer Félix Savón

    Félix Savón arrived in Sydney with the experience from two previous Olympic gold medals at both the Barcelona and Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games.   This time the desired Sydney 2000 Olympic gold medal would not only consolidate Savón as an amateur boxing icon; but also make him one of the only three boxers to win three Olympic gold medals alongside fellow Cuban Teófilo Stevenson and Hungarian László Papp.   This was a fight which surely defined Savón’s role in Olympic boxing history.  
  • The Dream Of An Olympic Medal | Video

    The Dream Of An Olympic Medal

    More than ten thousand athletes in Beijing dream of taking home a medal from the 2008 Olympic Games. Beijing's Central Academy of Fine Arts won the domestic competition to design the medals for Beijing 2008. The medals feature the traditional Greek god of victory on one side and are inlaid with jade from Qinghai province on the reverse. The first of 302 medal presentations takes place on Day 1 at the Beijing Shooting Range Hall.
  • Flags Fly At The Olympic Village | Video

    Flags Fly At The Olympic Village

    The excitement builds in Beijing for the start of the 2008 Olympic Summer Games. Yao Ming and Liu Xiang are on hand as host China are first to raise their flag, followed closely by Great Britain. Powerhouses Germany, Russia and the United States raise their flag in turn, each nation hoping to better its performance and medal count from previous Games. The stage is set for the Opening Ceremonies and then the Games, where One World, One Dream will finally become reality.
  • Olympic medals, a family tradition - Aldo Montano - Athens 2004 | Video

    Olympic medals, a family tradition - Aldo Montano - Athens 2004

    The Montano family from Italy already had their place in Olympic fencing history previous to the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. The father, Aldo Montano competed in the Berlin 1936 and London 1948 Olympics, taking a silver medal in each of them. 24 years later, his son Mario Aldo Montano made his Olympic debut in Munich 1972, winning an Olympic gold medal. Mario Montano would still get two more medals, this time silver, in Montreal 1976 and Moscow 1980. In the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, Mario’s son Aldo Montano took with him not only his grandfather’s name, but also the family’s Olympic medal tradition. Reaching the final, Aldo had already kept to the family’s Olympic tradition by guaranteeing a medal. Now his objective was to take gold. The title match against Zsolt Nemcsik from Hungary was an uphill struggle for Montano. Nemcsik took an early 5x1 lead which forced the Italian to battle for a draw. At the end, with a tight 15-14 score, Aldo Montano won the Olympic gold medal and confirmed the Montano fencer family tradition. Three generations, six Olympic medals.
  • Renaud Lavillenie sets Olympic Pole Vault record | Video

    Renaud Lavillenie sets Olympic Pole Vault record

    London 2012 - Renaud Lavillenie took gold in the men's Pole Vault at the Olympic Stadium. The Frenchman took the title with an Olympic record 5.97m to edge past his rivals.
  • Britain’s triple leap into Olympic glory - Jonathan Edwards - Athletics | Video

    Britain’s triple leap into Olympic glory - Jonathan Edwards - Athletics

    During the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games, British triple jumper Jonathan Edwards took the silver medal with an impressive 17.88m. As a previous World Champion and favorite for the Olympic gold medal, he would come back striving for gold next time.   Edwards arrived in Sydney as the world record holder but also the oldest athlete in his event. Could he make it and take Great Britain to the highest position of the podium?   With his 17.71m third attempt jump he did just that, and became an Olympic gold medalist in Sydney, an unforgettable moment both for him and Olympic fans around the world.  
  • Vera Caslavska Wins 4 Olympic Titles at Tokyo 1964 | Video

    Vera Caslavska Wins 4 Olympic Titles at Tokyo 1964

    Vera Caslavska made her Olympic debut winning a silver medal in 1960, but it was four years later when she started to shine. At the Tokyo 1964 Games, Caslavska captured a total of 4 Olympic medals, three golds (all around, vault and balance beam) and a silver medal (team all around). In 1968, she went on to win gold in all around, vault, uneven bars and floor, becoming the only man or woman to win every individual Olympic title in gymnastics. Vera Caslavska (TCH) - Artistic Gymnastics - Japan 1964
  • Beijing 2008 Olympic Judo Final 66kg Men | Video

    Beijing 2008 Olympic Judo Final 66kg Men

    Defending champion Masato Uchishiba wins gold in the men's light-weight Olympic judo final. Uchishiba, 30, scored an ippon on Benjamin Darbelet of France with a shoulder throw 68 seconds into the match. The Japanese judoka who won the Olympic gold medal in the men's 66kg-class in Athens finished second in the 2005 world championships and fifth in the 2008 Asian competition.
  • Beijing 2008 Olympic Hockey Women's Final | Video

    Beijing 2008 Olympic Hockey Women's Final

    Dutch Women win Olympic field hockey gold by beating China, 2-0. The Chinese had upset the reigning Olympic hockey champion, Germany, with a very late goal in the semifinals. But the Dutch, the reigning world champions, were simply too strong.
  • Beijing 2008 Olympic BMX Men's Final | Video

    Beijing 2008 Olympic BMX Men's Final

    Maris Strombergs of Latvia won the gold medal in the men's Olympic BMX final, holding off American BMX stars Mike Day and Donny Robinson for the title. Strombergs took control from the start and then remained in the lead the whole way, claiming the first-ever men's BMX Olympic gold medal.
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