OLYMPICS MOMENTS

  • Great Olympic moments, Part 10 July 25, 2012

    In the countdown to the 2012 London Olympics, we retrace some memorable achievements in the history of the Games. In part ten of our Olympic recall, a look at Usain Bolts and Michael Phelps electrifying performances at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. 2008: Bolt breaks 100m, Johnson's 200m world records It was widely...
  • Great Olympic moments, Part 9 July 24, 2012

    In the countdown to the 2012 London Olympics, we retrace some memorable achievements in the history of the Games. In part nine of our Olympic recall, a look at Michael Phelps' razorthin victories and Hicham El Guerrouj's double gold at the 2004 Athens Games. 2004: Phelps wins 100m butterfly by a...
  • Great Olympic moments, Part 5 July 20, 2012

    In the countdown to the 2012 London Olympics, we retrace some memorable achievements in the history of the Games. Today, a look at Allan Wells' gold in 1980, Sebastian Coe and Steve Ovett's historic rivalry, Carl Lewis' awesome but arrogant 1984 Olympics and Zola Budd's controversial race in part five...
  • Great Olympic moments, Part 4 July 19, 2012

    In the countdown to the 2012 London Olympics, we retrace some memorable achievements in the history of the Games. Today, a look at Mark Spitz's record haul in the pool in 1972, Mary Peters' agedefying glory in the same edition and Nadia Comaneci's immaculate performances four years later in part...
  • India's Olympic moments: Milkha's photofinish July 19, 2012

    In the countdown to the 2012 London Olympics, we retrace some memorable Indian moments at the quadrennial games. Today, a look at Milkha Singhs photofinish in the 400m final at the 1960 Rome Olympics. After clocking a world record 45.8 seconds in the 400meter race preliminaries in France, and finishing second...
  • Great Olympic moments, Part 3 July 18, 2012

    In the countdown to the 2012 London Olympics, we retrace some memorable achievements in the history of the Games. Today, a look at Emil Zatopek's 1952 success, Wilma Rudolph's triple gold and Abebe Bikila's marathon victory in 1960. 1952: Emil Zatopek becomes a sporting legend Emil Zatopek, known as "the bouncing...