Monday, May 29, 2017

As the carnival at Rio heads into the second week, we are back with yet another edition for our Olympic Diaries, commemorating the 120 years of the modern-day Games. After celebrating many highs from various disciplines of the Games,...

Kerri Strug is that person who will always be remembered in the Olympics history for her sacrifice and dedication that eventually earned her and her country a well-deserved Olympic gold in 1996. We have already brought to you the stories...

One of the most fiercely fought battles in the history of the Olympics – the Water polo semi-final match between Hungary and USSR at Melbourne in 1956, has earned its place in infamy. Against the backdrop of the 1956...

In this episode of our Olympic series, we talk about a Romanian teenager who brought laurels to her country at a time when it reels under the weight of Draconian measures. It is also about the conquering the final...

“Winning medals wasn’t the point of the Olympics. It’s the participating that counts.” Such were the words of Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern day Olympics when he emphasized more on the struggle than the end...

On September 24, 1988 Ben Johnson crafted one the quickest starts off the blocks and engineered it well for the next 9.79 seconds in a star-studded field to ensure an Olympic gold with a world record time. But neither...

As a kid, American Richard Douglas Fosbury developed a keen liking to sports from his early childhood. Despite being one of the tallest kids in school, his attempt at playing basketball saw no success. Failing to make it to...

Seven events, seven wins, seven world records – need we say more? Yes such is the story of the legend of Mark Spitz and his exploits at the 1972 Munich Olympics which is undoubtedly one of the most envied exploits...

In the twelfth edition of our Olympics Diaries, we present to you an amazing story, possibly the most enthralling one that encompasses politics and sports in a superb way. The hero of this story is Jesse Owens, one of...

We did talk about famous women gymnasts like Larisa Latynina and Nadia Comaneci in earlier episodes in this series – 120 years, 120 stories. In this edition, let us take you through the feats of another such gymnastic legend...

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