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  • News | Stockholm 1912

    Jim Thorpe – a name etched in the annals of the Olympic Games

    A winner of both the pentathlon and decathlon with outstanding performances at the 1912 Games, a high-level baseballer, American footballer and basketballer, not to mention actor – Jim Thorpe is recognised as one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century. One hundred and seven years ago, he amazed the public and his rivals with his feats in the pentathlon and decathlon.
    13 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Stockholm 1912, Athletics, United States of America
  • News | YOG

    YOG stars make their mark in May

    Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes continued to shine on the global sporting stage. Here, olympic.org looks at some of the highlights over the last month…
    07 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Spellbinding high jump duel raises the bar

    China's Chen Long won the gold in the men's high jump after a tough duel with Australia's Oscar Miers. The two athletes ended up jumping higher than any athlete in the previous Youth Olympic Games.
    15 Oct 2018 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018, Athletics
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    The cauldron that lit up the heart of Buenos Aires

    After a stunning Opening Ceremony, judoka Paula Pareto and sailor Santiago Lange, lit the cauldron with the Olympic flame to mark the start of Buenos Aires 2018.
    07 Oct 2018 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018
  • News | Beijing 2008

    Stars of Beijing 2008 – where are they now?

    Bolt. Messi. Phelps. Venus and Serena. Wiggins. Many of the top performers at the Olympic Games Beijing 2008 are so internationally famous that you need only one name to recognise them these days. Back then, however, many of them were just starting out on their sporting journeys. We take a look at where the big-hitters of that amazing summer in China have ended up.
    16 Aug 2018 | Olympic News, Beijing 2008
  • News | Legacy

    Paris 1900: Games at the centre of the world

    In 2024, Paris will play host to the Olympic Games for the third time in its history. We take a look back at the previous two occasions when the Games came to the French capital. The Games of the II Olympiad were unique insofar as they took place over a period of five months in conjunction with the Exposition Universelle (World’s Fair) of 1900, which took place in Paris.
    13 Sep 2017 | Olympic News, Paris 2024, Paris 1900
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 14: New triple for Bolt, Germany at the summit of women’s football

    Relive the superb Olympic day of Friday 19 August in Rio on olympic.org. Usain Bolt competed in his last race at the Games, the 4x100m relay, and achieved a new triple. Wins for Germany in the women’s football, Carolina Marín for Spain in badminton and Cheick Sallah Cissé in taekwondo for Côte d'Ivoire marked amazing firsts; Russia remained undefeated in synchronised swimming; while Mariana Pajón reigned supreme in BMX!
    19 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 13: Usain Bolt on top of the world

    Relive Thursday 18 August 2016 in Rio on olympic.org. The day was marked by the “triple double” of Usain Bolt, who won the 200m, the Brownlee brothers’ family double in the triathlon, Argentina’s first-ever hockey victory and the end of the beach volleyball, sailing and canoe/kayak sprint competitions
    18 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
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