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The Greatest Show On Earth

August 23, 2016 Leave a comment

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Britain becomes the first host nation to increase their medal total at the next Olympics and the first country to increase their medal total at five consecutive Olympics.

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Farah Matches Viren With Double Double/Centrowitz Becomes America’s First 1500 Champion Since London 1908/Team GB Sporting Superpower!

August 22, 2016 Leave a comment
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Britain’s Mo Farah runs in the men’s 5000- meter final during athletics competitions at the Summer Olympics inside Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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Only Mo Farah and Lasse Viren (1972/1976) have done the 5000/10000 metres double twice.

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The first American 1500 metres champion was Melvin Sheppard at the 1908 London Olympics, in an Olympic record 4:03.4, beating Britain’s Harold Wilson. Wilson had broken the World record at the British Olympic Trials in 3:59.8, doing the world’s first sub four-minute metric mile.

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Medals Keep Rolling In For Team GB As Britain Heads For Its Best Ever Olympics/Bolt Equals Lewis Nine Gold

August 20, 2016 Leave a comment

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Jesse Owens, Carl Lewis & Usain Bolt.

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Brownlee Brothers Take Gold And Silver As Alistair Makes History/Bolt Does Historic Triple Double/Eaton Equals Thompson

August 19, 2016 Leave a comment

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Alistair becomes the first triathlete to retain his Olympic title.

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100/200 Beijing, London, Rio!

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British Olympic Hall Of Fame

August 18, 2016 Leave a comment

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(r-l) Steve Redgrave, Chris Hoy, Bradley Wiggins

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Track-cycling : 2008 – 2016

six gold, one silver

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Kenny Equals Hoy’s Record Six Gold/Trott Becomes First British Woman To Win Four Gold/Team GB Hit 50 Medals

August 17, 2016 Leave a comment

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Rudisha Joins Snell In Defending 800 Title/Van Niekerk Takes Johnson’s Legendary 400 World Record/Cavendish Finally Gets His Olympic Medal

August 16, 2016 Leave a comment

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