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  • News | RIO 2016

    Decathlete Eaton confirms status as all-round great

    US decathlete Ashton Eaton has a habit of doing things at least twice over. Not content with breaking Roman Sebrle’s long-standing world record in 2012 in unfavourably cold and wet conditions in his native Oregon, the undisputed world number one set a new mark of 9,045 points at the 2015 World Championships, landing his second world title in the process.
    17 Oct 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Athletics
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    Records and firsts at Rio 2016

    From the South African runner Wayde Van Niekerk, who broke the world record in the men’s 400m, to the Fiji men’s rugby sevens team, who won their NOC’s first ever gold medal, Rio 2016 was awash with records and landmark moments.
    06 Sep 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
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    Record-breaking results for YOG athletes at Rio 2016

    28 sports, 306 events and more than 11,000 athletes vying for the honour of having a medal around their neck. Facts and figures from the Olympic Games Rio 2016 make for impressive reading – and those concerning Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes who have made the step up to the grandest stage of all are no exception. Here, we take a look at the pick of the bunch…
    31 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, YOG
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    Rio bids the world a fond farewell

    In a style befitting the carnival traditions of the host city, the Rio 2016 Closing Ceremony opened in a blaze of colour and a musical backdrop of samba sounds, as dancers twisted and turned to form the outlines of a series of iconic Rio monuments and landmarks, culminating in a multi-coloured depiction of the Olympic rings.
    22 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
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    Stefanidi leaps to pole vault gold

    Greece’s Ekaterini Stefanidi won the women’s pole vault and her country's first athletics gold since the 2004 Athens Games.
    19 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Athletics, Greece
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    Dogged Eaton retains decathlon title

    Ashton Eaton of the USA toughed it out at Rio 2016 to win his second straight Olympic decathlon gold medal, equalling the Olympic record and becoming the first man since Great Britain’s Daley Thompson to win back-to-back golds in the event.
    19 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Athletics, United States of America
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    Bolt’s triple title defence bid tops Rio 2016 track and field bill

    Usain Bolt will have star billing when the Rio 2016 track and field events get under way at the Olympic Stadium on 12 August. The Jamaican sprinter will be aiming to defend all three of the titles he won in London four years ago: the men’s 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay.
    11 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Athletics, Jamaica
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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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