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1996 Olympic Summer Games from Atlanta, GA. Finals. USA’s Kurt Angle vs. Iran’s Abbas Jadidi

The London 2012 Olympic Games are now history, but their spirit will live on forever in the hearts of millions of people. Re-live some of the most exciting moments of these Games and watch the performances of the world’s greatest athletes in our highlights video! Music: “If this is it” by Newton Faulkner

Greg Louganis is considered the greatest diver of all time. Arriving at Seoul 1988, he was already a champion in his sport with two Olympic gold medals from the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games and a silver won in Montreal 1976, where he had made his Olympic debut at age 16. However, no one could expect what would happen in Seoul. During the preliminary rounds of the 3 metres springboard competition, Louganis shocked the audience by striking his head on the springboard while performing a dive. He was still able to qualify for the finals where, showing perseverance and determination, Greg Louganis delivered an outstanding performance to take the gold medal. Louganis would still win another gold medal in the Seoul Olympic Games, this time in the 10 metres platform, taking the Olympic Double Double in men’s diving.

1992 DEREK REDMOND THE OLYMPIC SPIRIT. He is best remembered for his performance at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona where he tore his hamstring in the 400 metres semi-final but fought through the pain and, with assistance from his father, managed to complete a full lap of the track as the crowd gave him a standing ovation. The incident has become a well-remembered moment in Olympic history, having been the subject of one of the International Olympic Committee’s ‘Celebrate Humanity’ videos and been used in advertisements by Visa as an illustration of the Olympic spirit and featured in Nike’s “Courage” commercials in 2008.

It’s an all British affair in the final of the men’s cycling sprint event at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games. www.olympic.org www.olympic.org www.olympic.org

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