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Swimming - Lenny Krayzelburg (USA)

Krayzelburg had grown up in the Ukrainian city of Odessa, but had emigrated with his family to the USA when he was 13. The family's early years in America were marked by financial difficulties and the teenager took a job as a lifeguard to boost the family income. Show More Summary

Judo - Ryoko Tamura (JPN)

Japan's Ryoko Tamura had won a silver medal in Barcelona in 1992, then remained unbeaten for four years before losing in the Olympic final at Atlanta 1996. Now she arrived in Australia for her third Games, desperate to reach the top of the podium. Show More Summary

Athletics - Aguida Amaral

Aguida Amaral came 43th in the women's marathon but sent out a powerful message about perseverance and determination. She was from East Timor, which had been devastated by 20 years of civil war. In 1999, just a year before the Sydney Games, Aguida had fled from her home and lived for some time in a refugee camp. Show More Summary

Shooting - Sergei Alifirenko (RUS)

However, by his own exalted standards, he underperformed. In the qualifying round he finished only seventh and then just scraped into the final itself, where, having been penalised two points for protesting one of his scores, he ended...Show More Summary

Canoeing - Birgit Fischer (GER)

She continued her success as part of the unified German team, winning gold and silver medals in both 1992 and 1996. By the time she arrived in Australia she was 38. Could she really keep her incredible run going? She had two chances to do so: in the K2 doubles and the K4 quad. Show More Summary

Beach volleyball - Natalie Cook and Kerri Pottharst (AUS)

They were both driven by the desire to win gold in front of their home fans in 2000. To that end, they decided it wasn't enough to simply try to perfect their tactics and technique; they also needed to develop their winning mentality. So...Show More Summary

IOC Executive Board Meeting and 127th IOC Session in Monaco – Information for the media

1) GENERAL INFORMATION The IOC Executive Board (EB) meeting and the 127th IOC Session will be held in Monaco, Principality of Monaco, from 5 to 9 December 2014 (EB from 5 to 7 December/Session on 8 and 9 December). The 127th IOC Session...Show More Summary

UN Human Rights Council acknowledges contribution of sport to human rights promotion

The report states: “Sport and the Olympic ideal can also be a means to advance the cause of peace, promote development and combat all forms of discrimination. Sport is important in promoting human rights worldwide through interaction between different people and races. Show More Summary

Wu factor at the Natatorium

Wu swoops to first gold Chinese diving sensation Wu Shengping demonstrated her own unique way of handling the nerves as she sealed gold in the women’s 10m platform on 23 August. “I didn’t feel any pressure while diving,” she said after clinching the title at the Nanjing Olympic Sport Centre Natatorium. Show More Summary

Greek athletes relive glorious history at Olympic Museum in Nanjing

The Nanjing Olympic Museum was officially opened on 17 August by IOC President Thomas Bach and his predecessor, Jacques Rogge, to coincide with the start of the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games. Located towards the north of the YouthShow More Summary

Olympic Highlights

IOC ACTIVITIES PRESIDENT IOC President Thomas Bach chaired a meeting of the Olympic Museum Foundation Executive Committee, which IOC Honorary President Jacques Rogge attended via telephone conference. President Bach also had numerous...Show More Summary

Young titans of the tatami shine in Nanjing

Zhauyntayev gets the ball rolling Kazakhstan’s Bauyrzhan Zhauyntayev won the first judo gold medal of Nanjing 2014 on 17 August, turning in a dominant display to overcome Azerbaijan’s Natig Gurbanli in the men’s -55kg class. Using all...Show More Summary

Young ambassador Lara Teixeira: “This is what I’ve always dreamed of”

How did you become a young ambassador for YOG 2014? I received an invitation from my National Olympic Committee and then I had an interview with the members of the IOC’s Culture and Education Programme. What does it mean to you to be a young ambassador? It has one of the most rewarding experiences of my Olympic career. Show More Summary

Nanjing 2014: Favourites to the fore in men’s fencing

Ilin enjoys sabre triumph Russia’s Ivan Ilin got the fencing competition off to an impressive start at the Nanjing International Expo on 17 August, adding the YOG sabre crown to the FIE Cadet World Championship title he claimed in Plovdiv...Show More Summary

RugbyU: Celtic League table

Celtic League table after Saturday's match (played, won, drawn, lost, points for, points against, bonus points, total points): Ospreys 5 5 0 0 157 69 2 22 Glasgow 4 4 0 0 127 66 2 18 Ulster 5 3 1 1 127 67 4 18 Munster 5 3 0 2 113 71Show More Summary

Football: Spanish league table - 1st update

Spanish league table after Saturday's two early matches (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points): Barcelona 7 6 1 0 19 0 19 Valencia 7 5 2 0 17 4 17 Atletico Madrid 7 4 2 1 12 7 14 Sevilla 6 4 1 1 9 7 13 Real Madrid...Show More Summary

Tension all the way as young guns impress in the women’s shooting

Nerveless Nowak Having won a tiebreaker to snatch the last available slot in the women’s 10m air pistol final, Poland’s Agata Nowak maintained her concentration to win an unlikely gold. Aside from her rivals, Nowak also had to contend...Show More Summary

Plano gymnast Alyssa Baumann, Dallas’ Madison Kocian stepping onto big-time stage

Plano’s Alyssa Baumann competes in the senior women preliminaries during the 2014 P&G Gymnastics Championships at Consol Energy Center on Aug. 21, 2014. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

2022 Olympic Winter Games Bid Process: composition of the Evaluation Commission

Chair Alexander ZHUKOV IOC MemberPresident, Russian Olympic CommitteeChairman of the Supervisory Board, Sochi Organising Committee for the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games RUS IOC Members Barry MAISTER Vice-President, Oceania...Show More Summary

Seventh IOC Coordination Commission visit begins in Rio

The meetings, which will run from 29 September to 1 October, will be an opportunity for Commission Chair Nawal El Moutawakel and her team to gauge the progress of the Brazilian organisers with less than two years to go to the Games.Show More Summary

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