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Usain Bolt | ALL Olympic finals + Bonus round | Top Moments

Usain Bolt is by far the most decorated sprinter of all times. We bring you ALL final races of the Jamaican - from the in Olympic Games in Beijing 2008 over London 2012 to Rio de Janeiro 2016. As extra bonus you can enjoy his Olympic debut from 2004 in Athens.

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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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"The Pocket Hercules" Süleymanoğlu Breaks Weightlifting World Record - Seoul 1988 Olympics

Weightlifter Naim Süleymanoğlu made his Olympic debut at the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games. He was quickly nicknamed The Pocket Hercules for the combination of his short stature (1.47m or 4ft10in) and incredible display of strength.

Born in Bulgaria to Turkish parents, Süleymanoğlu obtained Turkish citizenship in 1986 and was now representing Turkey in the weightlifting competition at the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games.

The Pocket Hercules lifted 190.0kg in the clean and jerk; and 152.5kg in the snatch, reaching a total of 342.5kg. This result gave him both the Olympic gold medal and new world record, by an impressive 30kg.

Naim Süleymanoğlu would still be back at the Olympic Games in Barcelona 1992 and Atlanta 1996 to win two more Olympic gold medals and have his final Summer Games at Sydney 2000.

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How Majlinda Kelmendi’s historic Olympic medal put Kosovo on the map | The Power of One

Majlinda Kelmendi’s Judo gold medal at the Olympic Games in Rio 2016 put Kosovo on top of the podium for the first time soon after being welcomed into the Olympic family.

The powerful stories behind the first and only Olympic medal won by a country:

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Dong Dong Wins Trampoline Gold | London 2012 Olympics

China's Dong Dong wins gold in the men's trampoline event at the London 2012 Olympic Games (3 August).

Russia's Dmitry Ushakov won the silver medal with China's Lu Chunglong claiming bronze.

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Developed in 1934, trampolines were originally used to train astronauts or were used as a training tool for other sports. They soon became popular in their own right and a sport was born.

Trampolining made its first appearance at the 2000 Games in Sydney, with men's and women's competitions. The number of events (two) has remained unchanged since then.

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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.



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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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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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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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Men's Archery Individual Gold Medal Match | Rio 2016 Replay

Bonchan Ku wins gold for Korea in the Archery Men's Individual Gold Medal Match.

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Ulf shatters Shot Put Olympic Record in Seoul 1988 | The Olympics On The Record

German Ulf Timmermann and American Randy Barnes engage in a shot put duel which sees the world record fall at the Olympic Games Seoul 1988.

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USA vs Colombia 3 - 0 All Goals & Highlights | 2012 OLYMPICS - Group G

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Athletics Men's 110m Hurdles Semi-Finals - Full Replay | London 2012 Olympics

Athletics Men's 110m Hurdles Semi-Finals. Full Replay from the Olympic Stadium at the London 2012 Olympic Games, 8 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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False starts and missed starts at the Olympics | Strangest Moments

Getting a great start is essential for a sprinter, but even the best in the world can get things wrong. Linford Christie, Jürgen Hingsen and Ato Bolden - they all made false starts in their career - not to forget about Rey Robinson and Eddie Hart, who missed the complete 100m race in Munich 1972.

The most unusual moments from Olympic history are investigated once again to reveal the stranger side of the five rings:

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Men's Vault Final - London 2012 Olympics

Full highlights of the Men's Vault Final from the North Greenwich Arena at the London 2012 Olympic Games on 6 August 2012.

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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HIGHLIGHTS - 2016 Olympic Test Event, Rio (BRA) - Rhythmic Gymnastics Individual Final

FIG Official - Aquece Rio Final Gymnastics Qualifier (Test Event) 2016 Rio de Janeiro (BRA), April 16-22, 2016.

Commentary: Lisa Gannon

The Longest Ever Olympic Triple Jumps | Top Moments

Amazingly all achieved at the 1996 Atlanta Games we count down the 3 longest ever distances achieved in the Triple Jump event from Great Britain's Jonathan Edwards and the USA's Kenny Harrison.

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Top Crazy Table Tennis Rallies at the Olympics | Top Moments

Enjoy the best Table Tennis plays in Olympic history, including Jan-Ove Waldner vs Ryu Seung Min, Ma Long vs Jun Mizutani, Michael Maze vs Zoran Primorac and many more!

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Nasser Al-Attiya v Valeriy Shomin - Skeet Shooting Bronze Medal - London 2012 Olympics

Qatar's Nasser Al-Attiya defeats the Russian Federation's Valeriy Shomin in a shootout to win the bronze medal at the Royal Artillery Barracks at the London 2012 Olympic Games (24 July 2012).

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From just five shooting events at the inaugural 1896 Olympic Games to today there are 15 events in the Olympic programme, divided into three different groups: rifle, pistol and shotgun. The rifle and pistol competitions are held on shooting ranges, where marksmen aim at targets at distances of 10, 25 and 50 metres. In the shotgun event, competitors shoot at clay targets propelled at a series of different directions and angles.

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The Closest Ever Olympic Handball Match | Olympics on the Record

There might not have been a photo-finish but the Women's Handball semi-final at the Beijing 2008 Olympics could be compared to one. Don't blink or you might miss a key moment.

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