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Australia's forgotten Olympic gold: the man whose record stood for 50 years - The Australian Financial Review

Fifty years ago this week, Australia's Ralph Doubell stormed past Wilson Kiprugut of Kenya to win the 800 metres at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. Roger Bannister, the first person to break the four-minute mile, described Doubell's race as "the ...

Youth Olympic Games: Praveen Chitravel Clinches Bronze Triple Jump at YOG 2018 - Daily News & Analysis

India's added another medal to its tally at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires with a Bronze Medal in the men's triple jump event. Praveen Chitravel finished in third place behind Cuba's Alejandro Diaz (17.14m and 17.04) and Nigeria's Emmeanuel ...

Guam wrestlers gain valuable experience after Youth Olympic Games - Pacific Daily News

BUENOS AIRES — The four wrestlers who competed at the Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games gained valuable international competition experience that will help them in the future, their coach Mariano Aquino said. None of the wrestlers had competed at an ...

Argentina Boys, New Zealand Girls Win Youth Olympic Rugby Gold - FloRugby

The Youth Olympic Games rugby sevens competition came to a scintillating conclusion as New Zealand and Argentina won the women's and men's gold medals respectively in front of a loud and enthusiastic full house at Club Atlético San Isidro La Boya in ...

Youth Olympic Games: Indian hockey teams bag first silver medals - Qrius

by Elton Gomes. The Indian men's and women's hockey teams managed to go down in the history books despite losing in their respective finals in the five-a-side competition of the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina. While the men's team lost ...

Youth Olympics 2018: Suraj Panwar wins silver in men's 5000m race walk, boxing challenge ends - The Indian Express

Suraj Panwar clinched a silver in men's 5000m race walk event to open India's medal account in athletics at the Youth Olympic Games but country's boxing challenge ended with quarterfinal defeat of Jyoti Gulia. Panwar won the stage 2 competition by ...

AOC boss John Coates predicts bright future for Olympic rugby sevens - ESPN

That's the opinion of long-time Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates, who played a key role in helping to get sevens added alongside golf for the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016. Working alongside late All Blacks great Jonah Lomu as well as ...

Petersfield's Watson wins silver at Youth Summer Olympic Games - Jamaica Gleaner

Petersfield High School's Antonio Watson won Jamaica's second medal at the Youth Summer Olympic Games on the final day of athletics in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Tuesday. Watson, competing in the men's 200m, was awarded the silver medal although ...

Track and field golds for Chinese, Qatari, Icelandic and Finnish athletes - Olympics

The athletics competitions at the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 came to a close on Tuesday 16 October with 11 medal events, including the women's 5,000m walk, the men's and women's 200m and the men's javelin. Buenos Aires 2018 emblem ...

France's Delassus and Slovenia's Tominc take final canoe golds - Olympics

Home canoeist Rossi, who won bronze in the kayak head to head sprint earlier in the Games, finished fifth. “I'm happy with that because the slalom is not my speciality,” he said. “What stood out for me was the support of the fans. I've also met people ...

Zhang's aim is true as she claims archery gold - Olympics

China's Mengyao Zhang overcame Spain's Elia Canales 6-4 in a keenly contested archery final to win individual women's recurve gold at the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018on Tuesday 16 October. Buenos Aires 2018 emblem ...

Day 10: What's been happening at the YOG - Olympics

Rarely seen without this small white device attached to their accreditation, athletes have been accumulating points by completing a wide range of educational activities around the Youth Olympic Village as part of the Athletes' Challenge, from surveys ...

Fourth place for New Zealand on day 10 of Youth Olympic Games - Voxy

Rotorua paddler George Snook has placed 4th in the K1 slalom at the Youth Olympic Games. The 15-year-old made it to the bronze medal race where he fell just short in a hard fought sprint against Frenchman Tom Bouchardon in 29-degree heat. "That last ...

PHOTOS: Snapshots From Day 10 Of The Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games - TeamUSA.org

Each day during the Summer Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018, TeamUSA.org will recap the action in photos, showcasing the sights and scenes of the Games and Team USA's heroic performances. On Oct. 16, Team USA athletes competed in diving, ...

Youth Olympics 2018: Father killed by forest mafia, Suraj Panwar wins India a silver - The Indian Express

And so on Tuesday, when 18-year-old Suraj became the only Indian athlete to finish on the podium with a silver medal in the men's 5,000 m race walk in the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, it was a gift to his family. “I was less than six months old ...

Modern Pentathlon: Five nations, one podium - Olympics

China's Yewen Gu and Egypt's Ahmed Elgendy came away with the gold in the modern pentathlon mixed international relay at the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 on Tuesday 16 October. It was Elgendy's second title of the Games, following his win ...

50 Years After Winning Olympic Gold, Madeline Manning Mims Reflects on Her History-Making Moment - SELF

It's been five decades since Madeline Manning Mims crossed the finish line of the women's 800-meter race at the 1968 Olympic Games, winning the race by more than 10 meters and making history on multiple counts. Her time of 2:00.90 set a new Olympic ...

Kenyan officials charged in court over Rio Olympics graft - The Herald

NAIROBI. — Several Kenyan officials were charged in court on Monday for abuse of office and misappropriation of funds from Rio Olympic Games. Richard Ekai, who was Kenya's Permanent Secretary for Sports in 2016 during the Rio Olympic Games, and ...

20 Things We Learned About Team USA Last Week - TeamUSA.org

Last week was a big week for Team USA. I know, I know, we say that every week, but this week, we really mean it. We are in the heart of the Youth Olympic Games, the U.S. women's soccer team booked its ticket to the World Cup in 2019 and much more.

How Josh Levin Went From NASA To “American Ninja Warrior” To Athlete Role Model At The Youth Olympics - TeamUSA.org

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Josh Levin has yet to compete at an Olympic Games, and regardless of whether he ever does, Levin says he has already had an incredible, life-changing Olympic experience that he wouldn't trade for the world. Though his ...

The modern Olympic Games or Olympics are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games are considered the world's foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating. The Olympic Games are held every four years, with the Summer and Winter Games alternating by occurring every four years but two years apart.

Most successful countries in Summer Olympics from 2000 to 2016 by the number of medals.

The modern Olympic Games or Olympics (French: Jeux olympiques) are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games are considered the world's foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating. The Olympic Games are held every four years, with the Summer and Winter Games alternating by occurring every four years but two years apart.

Their creation was inspired by the ancient Olympic Games, which were held in Olympia, Greece, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. Baron Pierre de Coubertin founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894. The IOC is the governing body of the Olympic Movement, with the Olympic Charter defining its structure and authority.

The evolution of the Olympic Movement during the 20th and 21st centuries has resulted in several changes to the Olympic Games. Some of these adjustments include the creation of the Winter Olympic Games for ice and winter sports, the Paralympic Games for athletes with a disability, and the Youth Olympic Games for teenage athletes. The IOC has had to adapt to a variety of economic, political, and technological advancements. As a result, the Olympics has shifted away from pure amateurism, as envisioned by Coubertin, to allowing participation of professional athletes. The growing importance of mass media created the issue of corporate sponsorship and commercialisation of the Games. World wars led to the cancellation of the 1916, 1940, and 1944 Games. Large boycotts during the Cold War limited participation in the 1980 and 1984 Games.

The Olympic Movement consists of international sports federations (IFs), National Olympic Committees (NOCs), and organising committees for each specific Olympic Games. As the decision-making body, the IOC is responsible for choosing the host city for each Games, and organises and funds the Games according to the Olympic Charter. The IOC also determines the Olympic programme, consisting of the sports to be contested at the Games. There are several Olympic rituals and symbols, such as the Olympic flag and torch, as well as the opening and closing ceremonies. Over 13,000 athletes compete at the Summer and Winter Olympic Games in 33 different sports and nearly 400 events. The first, second, and third-place finishers in each event receive Olympic medals: gold, silver, and bronze, respectively.

The Games have grown so much that nearly every nation is now represented. This growth has created numerous challenges and controversies, including boycotts, doping, bribery, and a terrorist attack in 1972. Every two years the Olympics and its media exposure provide unknown athletes with the chance to attain national and sometimes international fame. The Games also constitute an opportunity for the host city and country to showcase themselves to the world.