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Innovative Japanese Dominate Swimming History | The Olympics On The Record

A look at the era in Olympic history when the swimming pool was dominated by the pioneering Japanese. Starting off with a gold in 1928.

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Men's High Jump Final | Rio 2016 Replay

Canada's Derek Drouin wins gold in men's high jump in Rio 2016.

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Usain Bolt Wins 200m Final | London 2012 Olympic Games

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Usain Bolt wins the final of the men's 200m at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Yohan Blake and Warren Weir finished second and third respectively as Jamaica win gold, silver and bronze in the event.

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Since 1896, athletics has been on the programme of each edition of the Games of the Olympiad. Its presence on the Games programme has allowed its popularity to increase across the world. This popularity was also strengthened by the creation of the IAAF in 1912. Women's events appeared for the first time at the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam, while the men's programme was standardised as of the 1932 Games in Los Angeles. Although at the beginning women were authorised to participate in only some events, today their programme is almost identical to that of the men.

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10 funniest Olympic fails

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Oscar Pistorius runs 400M London Summer Olympics 2012

Oscar Pistorius (The Blade Runner) runs in 400M London Summer Olympics 2012.
(He's also competing in the London Summer Paralympics Live)
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Update: So sad to see somebody who had come over so much diversity and inspire others, to fall so low with this murder charge of killing his girlfriend.



Men's 400m Semifinals Heat 2
LONDON SUMMER OLYMPICS 2012

RESULTS
44.59 1 Grenada JAMES Kirani
44.67 2 Bahamas BROWN Chris
44.99 3 Belgium BORLEE Jonathan
45.31 4 USA McQUAY Tony
45.39 5 Russian DYLDIN Maksim
45.64 6 Great Britain LEVINE Nigel
46.22 7 Venezuela BRAVO Albert
46.54 8 South Africa PISTORIUS Oscar

400m competition format
The basics

The 400m starts with a staggered bend, with athletes running a full circuit of the track.
Competition format

The competition starts with heats. The number of heats and the number of athletes progressing to the next round depends on the number of athletes competing. In each heat the fastest athletes go through, as well as a set number of the fastest losers across all the heats. The following rounds run on the same format, until eight athletes are through to compete in the final.

The draw to determine which heat athletes run in is decided by their initial seedings (based on previous performance) for the first round, and then their performances after that. This ensures that the highest seeded athletes are not drawn in the same heat.

In the first round, an athlete's lane allocation is drawn by lot, and in subsequent rounds it is dependent on their performance. The highest-seeded athletes are drawn in the centre lanes.
Keys to success

In sprint races, the time separating athletes can be as little as one hundredth of a second, requiring a photo finish. A good start is crucial, as is technique while running and the quality of the finish. The winning athletes must be relaxed but perfectly focused on their race.
Breaking the rules

The most dramatic error for spectators, and arguably the most cruel for athletes, is the false start. Once in the set position on the blocks, any athlete moves off the starting blocks either before the gun has fired or within 0.10 sec of the gun firing is disqualified. Athletes can also be penalised for running out of their lane or obstructing another athlete.

Women's Beam Final - London 2012 Olympics

Full replay of the Artistic Women's Beam Final from the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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Artistic gymnastics was introduced at the very first Olympic Games in 1896 in Athens, and has been present at every edition of the Games since then. At the beginning, it comprised disciplines that are difficult to qualify as artistic, such as climbing and acrobatics.

The foundations of the Olympic gymnastics programme were laid at the 1924 Games in Paris, when the men's apparatus individual and team competitions appeared. In 1928, women were included in the Amsterdam Games. It was not until 1952 that the women's programme was developed, with seven events, and then stabilised at six events as from the 1960 Games in Rome.

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Athletics - Men's Hammer Throw Final - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games

Primoz Kosmus shows herculean strength to throw his way to gold in the men's hammer at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games.



The Complete London 2012 Opening Ceremony | London 2012 Olympic Games

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Opening Ceremony - 27 July 2012 - London 2012 Olympic Games

Full replay of the London 2012 Opening Ceremony from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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Michael Phelps wins 15th Gold - Men's 100m Butterfly | London 2012 Olympic Games

Full event replay of Michael Phelps winning his gold medal in the 100m Butterfly at the London 2012 Olympic Games (3 August 2012).

Phelps was followed by a joint silver place to both Chad le Clos (South Africa) and Evgeny Korotyshkin (Russian Fed.).

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Swimming has featured on the programme of all editions of the Games since 1896. The very first Olympic events were freestyle (crawl) or breaststroke. Backstroke was added in 1904.

In the 1940s, breaststrokers discovered that they could go faster by bringing both arms forward over their heads. This practice was immediately forbidden in breaststroke, but gave birth to butterfly, whose first official appearance was at the 1956 Games in Melbourne. This style is now one of the four strokes used in competition.

Women's swimming became Olympic in 1912 at the Stockholm Games. Since then, it has been part of every edition of the Games. The men's and women's programmes are almost identical, as they contain the same number of events, with only one difference: the freestyle distance is 800 metres for women and 1,500 metres for men.

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Ingrid Oliveira - Hottest Diver at 2016 Olympics

Brazil's Ingrid Oliveira WILL BE participating at 2016 games in Rio (This is NOT footage of Rio Games)
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Pakistan at the Olympic Games - All Key Facts | Winter Olympics 2018 | PyeongChang

Pakistan got their first Olympic medal at the Games in Melbourne 1956 and the first time they competed at Winter Olympics was 2010 in Vancouver. Find out more about this interesting country and their chances to receive a medal at this year's Olympics in PyeongChang.

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Women's Swimming 50m Freestyle - Semi-Finals | London 2012 Olympics

Highlights of the Women's Swimming 50m Freestyle Semi-Finals from the Aquatics Centre during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Swimming has featured on the programme of all editions of the Games since 1896. The very first Olympic events were freestyle (crawl) or breaststroke. Backstroke was added in 1904.

In the 1940s, breaststrokers discovered that they could go faster by bringing both arms forward over their heads. This practice was immediately forbidden in breaststroke, but gave birth to butterfly, whose first official appearance was at the 1956 Games in Melbourne. This style is now one of the four strokes used in competition.

Women's swimming became Olympic in 1912 at the Stockholm Games. Since then, it has been part of every edition of the Games. The men's and women's programmes are almost identical, as they contain the same number of events, with only one difference: the freestyle distance is 800 metres for women and 1,500 metres for men.

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Which countries REALLY win the Olympics?

Olympic medal counts don’t really show you which nation was the most successful, because larger countries have a huge advantage. There’s a better way to measure a nation’s Olympic success. Here are numbers from the last 10 Olympics.

I spent an embarrassing amount of time making this video. Also, it's Sydney, not Sidney.


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Thai weightlifter sets Olympic Record in Women's 58kg Weightlifting

Thailand's Sukanya Srisurat sets a new Olympic Record and wins gold in her first Olympic Games by lifting 110kg.

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Women's 400m Final - London 2012 Olympics

Full highlights of the Women's 400m Final from London's Olympic Stadium on 5 August 2012.

Since 1896, athletics has been on the programme of each edition of the Games of the Olympiad. Its presence on the Games programme has allowed its popularity to increase across the world. This popularity was also strengthened by the creation of the IAAF in 1912. Women's events appeared for the first time at the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam, while the men's programme was standardised as of the 1932 Games in Los Angeles. Although at the beginning women were authorised to participate in only some events, today their programme is almost identical to that of the men.

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Skeleton - Men's Heats 1 & 2 | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

Daily Report - Highlights from the Sanki Sliding Centre of the first two runs of the Men's Skeleton event at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

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Basketball - USA vs Spain - Men's Gold Final | London 2012 Olympic Games

BK42 - Men - Gold Final - Basketball - 12 August 2012 - London 2012 Olympic Games.

Complete coverage of the Men's Basketball final between USA and Spain from London 2012.

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Women's Volleyball Quarter Finals - JPN v CHN | London 2012 Olympics

Full highlights from the Volleyball Women's Quarter-finals match between Japan and China from Earls Court at the London 2012 Olympic Games on 7 August 2012.

Neymar penalty seals gold for hosts | Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Brazil's Neymar scores the final penalty in the shoot-out against Germany, winning his country's first gold medal in Olympic football.

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Women's 100m Final - London 2012 Olympics

Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce defends her Olympic Women's 100m crown at London 2012 with a time of 10.75 seconds. Carmelita Jeter of the USA finished with silver and Veronica Campbell-Brown in bronze.

Since 1896, athletics has been on the programme of each edition of the Games of the Olympiad. Its presence on the Games programme has allowed its popularity to increase across the world. This popularity was also strengthened by the creation of the IAAF in 1912. Women's events appeared for the first time at the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam, while the men's programme was standardised as of the 1932 Games in Los Angeles. Although at the beginning women were authorised to participate in only some events, today their programme is almost identical to that of the men.

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