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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.

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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

Tokyo 2020: Adam Peaty to focus solely on 100m breaststroke defence

tokyo 2020: adam peaty to focus solely on 100m breaststroke defence
Olympic champion Adam Peaty rules out a bid for two individual gold medals at Tokyo 2020 and will focus on defending his 100m breaststroke title.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Olympic Games

Olympic Champion Chris Hoy To Drive Formula E Demo Car [Video]Olympic Champion Chris Hoy To Drive Formula E Demo Car

Autosport reports Six-time Olympic cycling gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy will drive an ABB FIA Formula E Gen2 demonstration car at this weekend's race in Rome. Hoy, who contested the Le Mans 24 Hours in..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Teenager Marks hits surfing's heights with Gold Coast victory [Video]Teenager Marks hits surfing's heights with Gold Coast victory

Caroline Marks wins her first World Surf League event at the age of 17 and heads the world rankings.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:57Published

Bolt races against a motorcycle taxi and wins [Video]Bolt races against a motorcycle taxi and wins

Eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt competed against a motorcycle taxi on a boardwalk in the Peruvian capital on Tuesday, and won.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Usain Bolt competes against a motorcycle taxi in Peru [Video]Usain Bolt competes against a motorcycle taxi in Peru

Usain Bolt competes against a motorcycle taxi in Peru. The eight-time Olympic gold medalist took on the colourful vehicle and easily jogged past it towards the finish line.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:47Published

Japan's Takeda no longer IOC member [Video]Japan's Takeda no longer IOC member

Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) chief Tsunekazu Takeda, who is under investigation in France for suspected corruption and will step down from his role in June, is no longer an International Olympic..

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:31Published

Japan's Olympic Committee President Quits Amid Scandal [Video]Japan's Olympic Committee President Quits Amid Scandal

​French prosecutors placed Takeda under formal investigation for “active corruption” last December.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:08Published

Usain Bolt congratulates Jamaica's Kirk Wint after Special Olympics 50m dash glory [Video]Usain Bolt congratulates Jamaica's Kirk Wint after Special Olympics 50m dash glory

Jamaican athlete Kirk Wint receives a silver medal in the 50m dash at the Special Olympics in Dubai. Former Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt later tweeted his congratulations.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:36Published

Japan's Olympics chief to step down amid corruption probe [Video]Japan's Olympics chief to step down amid corruption probe

Amid charges of corruption by French prosecutors, Japan's Olympic Committee president will step down at the end of his term in June. Justin Solomon reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:57Published

Eye-tracking device aids ALS DJ's performance [Video]Eye-tracking device aids ALS DJ's performance

A Japanese DJ with ALS looks to perform at the opening ceremony for Tokyo's Olympics using smart glasses. Lauren Anthony reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

92-year-old Olympics superfan gears up for Tokyo 2020 [Video]92-year-old Olympics superfan gears up for Tokyo 2020

500 days before the start of the Olympic Games in Japan, 92-year-old superfan Naotoshi Yamada looks to complete his Olympic circle in 2020. He first experienced the Summer Games when Tokyo last hosted..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

U.S. Olympic Cyclist Kelly Catlin Dies at Age 23 [Video]U.S. Olympic Cyclist Kelly Catlin Dies at Age 23

Olympic track cyclist Kelly Catlin, who helped the U.S. women’s pursuit team win the silver medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, died Friday at her home in California. She was 23.

Credit: Time     Duration: 00:48Published

U.S. women's soccer team sues for discrimination [Video]U.S. women's soccer team sues for discrimination

The U.S. women’s national soccer team sued the U.S. Soccer Federation on Friday with allegations of gender discrimination just three months before they open their World Cup title defense in France...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:44Published

Some Olympic Games Will Be Held In Fukushima, Japan [Video]Some Olympic Games Will Be Held In Fukushima, Japan

Japan is the next country to take on hosting duties for the Olympics. Deadspin reports the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee has nicknamed their Games the “Reconstruction Olympics.” The..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

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Sir Mo Farah hasn't ruled out a return to the track this year at the IAAF World Championships. The four-time Olympic champion is gearing up to run the Vitality Big Half marathon on March 10 ahead of..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:32Published

Syrian refugee who almost drowned at sea eyes swimming shot at Olympics [Video]Syrian refugee who almost drowned at sea eyes swimming shot at Olympics

SHOWS: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (RECENT) (BBC - NO USE UK) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) SYRIAN REFUGEE SWIMMER EID ALJAZAIRLI, SAYING: (SOUNDBITE OVERLAID WITH VARIOUS OF ALJAZAIRLI AT OLYMPIC SWIMMING POOL) "

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:50Published

Lyles says he will not double at world championships [Video]Lyles says he will not double at world championships

Top sprinter Noah Lyles says he will focus on winning gold in 200 meters before attempting to double in the 100

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:48Published

 

Modern Pentathlon: Joe Choong & GB's mixed relay team win World Cup silvers in Sofia

modern pentathlon: joe choong & gb's mixed relay team win world cup silvers in sofia
British Olympic pentathlete Joe Choong claims his first World Cup medal with an impressive silver in Bulgaria, as GB's mixed relay team also finish second.
BBC News - Published

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