United Kingdom  

Celebrating 10 Years of Trusted News Discovery
One News Page
> >

Olympic Games

Major international sport event

Olympic Games    ▸ Facts   ▸ Comments   ▸ News   ▸ Videos   

Olympic Games: Major international sport event
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.

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

Ex-Olympic champion and mayor quits Hungary's ruling party over sex tape

A former Olympic champion who had just been re-elected mayor of a city in Hungary quit the ruling Fidesz party on Tuesday to limit the political fallout from a video purportedly showing him having sex..
Reuters - Published

Laura Kenny aiming for a hat-trick of golds at European Championships

Laura Kenny will race in the madison, the omnium and the team pursuit at the European Championships in the Netherlands next week as a possible dry run for the Olympics.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Olympic Games

Woods says he's ready for action after surgery [Video]Woods says he's ready for action after surgery

Tiger Woods says he is "right on schedule" after recent knee surgery as he prepares to return to competition at this week's Zozo Championship following two months on the sidelines. Rough cut - no..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

American surfer Kolohe Andino qualifies for Tokyo Olympics [Video]American surfer Kolohe Andino qualifies for Tokyo Olympics

Surfers Kolohe Andino and Kanoa Igarashi qualify for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:14Published

Rapinoe arrives at glitzy Annual Salute to Women in Sports night [Video]Rapinoe arrives at glitzy Annual Salute to Women in Sports night

Female sports personalities arrive at red carpet for Annual Salute to Women event honouring the stars of the female sporting world.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:59Published

Tokyo Olympic marathon to be moved to Hokkaido due to heat concerns - IOC [Video]Tokyo Olympic marathon to be moved to Hokkaido due to heat concerns - IOC

High summer temperatures in Tokyo mean cooler northern climes chosen by organisers of Games

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:11Published

Simone Biles: Record-Breaking Athlete, Olympian [Video]Simone Biles: Record-Breaking Athlete, Olympian

Simone Biles put on a record-breaking clinic at the gymnastics world championships where she won five gold medals and set the record for most world medals for any gymnast, male or female. The..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

American Olympic champion swimmer Conor Dwyer retires after doping ban [Video]American Olympic champion swimmer Conor Dwyer retires after doping ban

American Olympic swimming champion Conor Dwyer retires after being handed 20-month doping ban that rules him out of Tokyo Games

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:01Published

Simone Biles Crushes More Records [Video]Simone Biles Crushes More Records

Simone Biles keeps pushing gymnastics to new heights; both literally and figuratively. According to CNN, the 4-foot, 8-inch Olympic gymnast just won her fifth all-around world title. With her latest..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

British Olympian Aimee Fuller speaks about her experiences traveling to North Korea in new documentary [Video]British Olympian Aimee Fuller speaks about her experiences traveling to North Korea in new documentary

British Olympic snowboarder Aimee Fuller speaks about her experiences traveling to North Korea to participate in a marathon, the only sporting event open to outsiders

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:05Published

The 11-year-old skateboarding prodigy with her eyes on Tokyo [Video]The 11-year-old skateboarding prodigy with her eyes on Tokyo

Sky Brown is the 11-year-old skateboarding prodigy who is poised to become Britain's youngest ever Olympian at the 2020 Tokyo Games. Megan Revell reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:34Published

World bartender of the year finals take place in Glasgow [Video]World bartender of the year finals take place in Glasgow

A contest dubbed the Olympic Games of cocktail making has brought the planet's best bartenders to Scotland to compete for the world title. Fifty-four national champions from six continents are..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:39Published

This Sky has no limits: a skateboarding prodigy targets the Tokyo Olympics [Video]This Sky has no limits: a skateboarding prodigy targets the Tokyo Olympics

Eleven-year-old skateboarder Sky Brown hopes to inspire other girls as she tries to become Team GB’s youngest Olympian ever.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:30Published

Babe Ruth baseball jersey tops rare sports memorabilia sale [Video]Babe Ruth baseball jersey tops rare sports memorabilia sale

The 1938 coaching uniform could reach half a million dollars at auction this November, while a Marilyn Monroe-Joe DiMaggio signed baseball may fetch over $200,000. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:35Published

Rapinoe talks about Olympics, Messi and a possible transfer [Video]Rapinoe talks about Olympics, Messi and a possible transfer

Megan Rapinoe says she is hopeful of making the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:34Published

Simone Biles' brother pleads not guilty to murder [Video]Simone Biles' brother pleads not guilty to murder

Tevin Biles-Thomas, brother of Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles, pleaded not guilty Friday to multiple murder and other charges in connection with three slayings that took place in Cleveland on New..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

Brussels' elderly prove age no barrier to "Olympic" endeavour [Video]Brussels' elderly prove age no barrier to "Olympic" endeavour

Belgian seniors flex, sprint and race to the finish line at the "Olympics for Seniors” event at Belgium's national stadium.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:30Published

Spanish Olympic skier is mourned after tragic accident [Video]Spanish Olympic skier is mourned after tragic accident

Blanca Fernandez Ochoa was found dead on a path in the Cercedilla moutain range on Wednesday after going missing for nearly two weeks.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:36Published

Family and friends mourn the death of Blanca Fernandez Ochoa [Video]Family and friends mourn the death of Blanca Fernandez Ochoa

Friends and family pay their respects to Olympic medallist Blanca Fernandez Ochoa.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:34Published

Lift off! Polish Speed climber beats lift in race [Video]Lift off! Polish Speed climber beats lift in race

Poland's 2016 world speed climbing champion Marcin Dzienski beats a lift in 12.12 seconds

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:03Published

Martin Fourcade shines in Annecy as the Nordic Festival kicks off [Video]Martin Fourcade shines in Annecy as the Nordic Festival kicks off

Thousands of fans flooded the streets of Annecy to watch the first edition of the Martin Fourcade Nordic Festival. The five-times Olympic champion proved too strong for his opponents yet again while..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:36Published

 

Katelyn Ohashi doesn't need Olympic gold medals to be a world class gymnast

Katelyn Ohashi doesn't need Olympic gold medals to be a world class gymnast.
BBC News - Published

Olympic 100m hurdles champion McNeal out after false start

Olympic champion Brianna McNeal is disqualified for a false start in the women's 100m hurdles heats at the World Championships.
BBC News - Published

Farah 'hasn't done anything wrong' - Cram reacts to Salazar ban

Steve Cram says four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah should not be seen as guilty by his association with banned coach Alberto Salazar.
BBC News - Published

Dina Asher-Smith's World Championships silver bodes well for Olympics - Denise Lewis

Dina Asher-Smith's 100m World Championships silver puts her in the frame for further success at next year's Olympics, says Denise Lewis.
BBC News - Published

Park World Championships: Skateboarder Sky Brown, 11, wins bronze medal

Watch as 11-year-old skateboarder Sky Brown moves closer to Olympic qualification, after scoring 58.3 to win bronze at the Park World Championships in Sao Paulo.
BBC News - Published

South Korea asks IOC to ban Japan's use of 'Rising Sun' flag at Olympics

South Korea has asked the International Olympic Committee to bar Japan from using the "Rising Sun" flag at next year's Games, Seoul's sports ministry said on Wednesday, as the Asian neighbours engage..
Reuters - Published

Seven-time Olympian, pioneer woman lawmaker Hashimoto appointed Olympics minister

Named after the Olympic flame when she was born days before Japan hosted the Summer Olympics in 1964, Seiko Hashimoto has lived up to her name by taking part in seven Olympics and doing it in two..
Reuters - Published

David Rudisha: Olympic champion thankful after surviving car accident

Two-time Olympic champion David Rudisha thanks "the Almighty God for the gift of life" after surviving a car accident in his native Kenya.
BBC News - Published

'The Paralympics and the Olympics should be less separate'

Paralympic long-jumper Markus Rehm wants to see a closer relationship between the Olympics and Paralympics.
BBC News - Published

'It was like a Olympic or world final' - Asher-Smith shines at Birmingham

Dina Asher-Smith underlines why is she seen as a World Championships medal contender with an impressive display in the 200m at the Birmingham Grand Prix.
BBC News - Published

Allyson Felix: Nike changes policy for pregnant athletes

Six-time Olympic gold medallist Allyson Felix says female athletes will "no longer be financially penalised for having a child" after Nike changed its sponsorship contracts.
BBC News - Published

From Viet Cong to Team USA: Hanoi garment factory's Olympic transformation

When Nguyen Thi Thu Huyen started work at the No. 40 Garment Factory, it was still producing boots and uniforms for the Vietnamese army, just as it had done during the Southeast Asian country's long..
Reuters - Published

Simone Biles: 'You had one job to do and you couldn't protect us'

Olympic and World champion Simone Biles has criticised USA Gymnastics for its failure to protect athletes from being abused by Larry Nassar.
BBC News - Published

How a proud mum's Facebook post got her kids into the Olympics

Latroya, Troy and Jayla Pina have never been to Cape Verde, but the siblings have all been picked for its 2020 Olympics swimming team.
BBC News - Published

Essex's BMX world champion Freia Challis dreams of Olympic gold

Freia Challis is already unbeatable in her age group and wants to take part in the 2028 games.
BBC News - Published

Japan-South Korea slanging match over tiny islands dragged again into Olympic arena

A war of words over ownership of a group of tiny islands in the sea between Japan and South Korea spilled over to the Olympics on Wednesday as Tokyo criticized Seoul's complaint over a map of Japan on..
Reuters - Published

Japan-South Korea tussle over disputed islands spreads to Olympics, again

A war of words over ownership of a group of tiny islands in the sea between Japan and South Korea spilled over to the Olympics again as Tokyo on Wednesday criticized Seoul's complaint over the labeling..
Reuters - Published

Siobhan-Marie O'Connor: Colitis nearly forced Olympic swimmer to quit

Olympic silver medallist Siobhan-Marie O'Connor says she feared she would be forced to quit swimming after being in hospital with her colitis condition.
BBC News - Published

Former world champion & Olympic gold medallist Whitaker dies

Former world champion boxer Pernell 'Sweet Pea' Whitaker dies after being hit by a vehicle in the US, police say.
BBC News - Published

Italian Olympic swimming star Magnini saves drowning tourist

Olympic and world swimming star Filippo Magnini comes to the rescue off a Sardinian beach.
BBC News - Published

Alistair Brownlee: Double Olympic champion wins on full-distance Ironman debut in Cork

alistair brownlee: double olympic champion wins on full-distance ironman debut in cork
Britain's double Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee wins on his full-distance Ironman debut to seal World Championship spot.
BBC News - Published

Boris Johnson may have been London's cheerleader in 2012 but he did not 'deliver the Olympics'. Far from it

Conservatives really do seem to think that Johnson can bring back his feel-good factor of old. If Johnson can win in London, he can win anything, they seem to think. Not a chance
Independent - Published

USOPC say it is making progress on reforms amid new legislation

A top U.S. Olympic official on Thursday said the organization is addressing its failure to protect its athletes from the sexual abuse of a team doctor, comments that come days after legislation was..
Reuters - Published

Caster Semenya says IAAF used her as a human guinea pig and fears others at risk

caster semenya says iaaf used her as a human guinea pig and fears others at risk
Two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya says she was used by the IAAF and fears other athletes are also at risk.
BBC News - Published

Dina Asher-Smith 'destroys' Elaine Thompson and Dafne Schippers in the 200m in Stockholm

dina asher-smith 'destroys' elaine thompson and dafne schippers in the 200m in stockholm
Britain's Dina Asher-Smith beat Olympic champion Elaine Thompson and world champion Dafne Schippers to claim victory in the Diamond League 200m.
BBC News - Published

Asher-Smith runs fastest 200m of year to beat Olympic and world champions

asher-smith runs fastest 200m of year to beat olympic and world champions
Britain's Dina Asher-Smith beats Olympic champion Elaine Thompson and world champion Dafne Schippers at Stockholm's Diamond League meeting.
BBC News - Published

Semenya files new appeal to Swiss court over testosterone ruling

semenya files new appeal to swiss court over testosterone ruling
Olympic champion Caster Semenya files a new appeal to a Swiss court to challenge the decision regarding the restriction of testosterone levels in female runners.
BBC News - Published

England captain Danson fighting hardest battle of all

england captain danson fighting hardest battle of all
When Olympic champion Alex Danson hit her head on a wall while laughing, the "most challenging part" of her life began.
BBC News - Published

Alex Danson: England captain and Olympic champion on head injury recovery

alex danson: england captain and olympic champion on head injury recovery
When Olympic champion Alex Danson hit her head on a wall while laughing, the "most challenging part" of her life began.
BBC News - Published

Cameron Norrie: British number two on French Open, Olympics & Andy Murray

cameron norrie: british number two on french open, olympics & andy murray
British number two Cameron Norrie tells BBC Sport why having a "normal life" at university is translating into success as a professional tennis player.
BBC News - Published

Meilutyte, 22, who won Olympic gold at 15, retires from swimming

meilutyte, 22, who won olympic gold at 15, retires from swimming
London Olympic swimming champion Ruta Meilutyte announces her retirement from the sport at just 22 after missing three drugs tests.
BBC News - Published

World Taekwondo Championships: Watch Jade Jones win her first world title

world taekwondo championships: watch jade jones win her first world title
Watch double Olympic champion Jade Jones win the first World Taekwondo title of her career with a 14-7 victory over defending champion Lee Ah-reum.
BBC News - Published

Double Olympic champion Jones wins first world title

double olympic champion jones wins first world title
Double Olympic champion Jade Jones secures the first world title of her career with a 14-7 victory over defending champion Lee Ah-reum.
BBC News - Published

ITU World Cup: Alistair Brownlee & Sophie Coldwell win in Cagliari

itu world cup: alistair brownlee & sophie coldwell win in cagliari
Two-time Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee wins the men's race and British team-mate Sophie Coldwell the women's at the ITU World Cup in Cagliari.
BBC News - Published

Wada is cleared of bullying after allegations made by Olympian Beckie Scott

wada is cleared of bullying after allegations made by olympian beckie scott
The World Anti-Doping Agency is cleared of bullying allegations made by former Olympic champion Beckie Scott.
BBC News - Published

'Topless Tongan' targets third Olympic sport

'topless tongan' targets third olympic sport
Remember the oiled-up Tongan flag-bearer? After competing at the Olympics in taekwondo and cross country skiing, he's now aiming for sprint canoeing in 2020.
BBC News - Published

London Marathon preview: Farah targets 'amazing' win over Kipchoge

london marathon preview: farah targets 'amazing' win over kipchoge
Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah says it would be an "amazing achievement" to topple Eliud Kipchoge at Sunday's London Marathon.
BBC News - Published

Mo Farah: UK Athletics speak to Olympic champion about Haile Gebrselassie row

mo farah: uk athletics speak to olympic champion about haile gebrselassie row
UK Athletics hold talks with Mo Farah ahead of Sunday's London Marathon regarding his row with Haile Gebrselassie.
BBC News - Published

Five-a-side indoor rugby to launch in October

five-a-side indoor rugby to launch in october
Olympic gold medal-winning coach Ben Ryan hopes the new version of rugby union that launches in October can revitalise the sport.
BBC News - Published

Farah was 'victim of attack' at Gebrselassie hotel, says coach

farah was 'victim of attack' at gebrselassie hotel, says coach
Mo Farah's coach says the four-time Olympic champion was involved in an altercation at Haile Gebrselassie's hotel but was the victim of an attack.
BBC News - Published

Mo Farah's coach says athlete was victim of attack in Haile Gebrselassie's hotel

mo farah's coach says athlete was victim of attack in haile gebrselassie's hotel
Mo Farah's coach says the four-time Olympic champion was involved in an altercation at Haile Gebrselassie's hotel but was the victim of an attack.
BBC News - Published

Farah & Gebrselassie in dispute over alleged hotel robbery

farah & gebrselassie in dispute over alleged hotel robbery
Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah and Haile Gebrselassie accuse each other over a version of events regarding an alleged robbery at a hotel.
BBC News - Published

London Marathon 2019: Mo Farah says victory would rank with Olympic and world titles

london marathon 2019: mo farah says victory would rank with olympic and world titles
Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah says winning the London Marathon would rank as one of his greatest achievements.
BBC News - Published

Olympic champion Stott arrested in climate change protests

olympic champion stott arrested in climate change protests
Olympic gold medal-winning canoeist Etienne Stott was one of hundreds arrested during climate change protests in London over the weekend.
BBC News - Published

Male synchronised swimmer fighting for gender equality

male synchronised swimmer fighting for gender equality
Could we see mixed synchronised swimming at the Olympics? Russian Aleksandr Maltsev is fighting for gender equality in the sport.
BBC News - Published

You Might Like


 Page 1  〉 
Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2019 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  In the News  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? FeedbackSend us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest
One News® is a registered trademark of One News Page Ltd.