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Doping at the Olympic Games
Doping at the Olympic Games
Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson is the most notorious drug cheat in Olympic history, but others continue to break the rules in a bid for glory....
Greatest Olympic Controversies
Greatest Olympic Controversies
South African Zola Budd was controversially granted UK citizenship in time to compete for Britain at the 1984 Games, and caused more uproar when she clashed with Mary…...
Olympic Games Award Ceremonies
Olympic Games Award Ceremonies
The wreaths of the ancient Games have been replaced by medals at the modern Olympics, but presentation ceremonies do not always go according to plan....
Olympic Games: Famous Opening Ceremonies
Olympic Games: Famous Opening Ceremonies
The opening ceremony must include certain elements of Olympic protocol, but organisers strive to find creative and innovative ways to combine them into an elaborate…...
The Effect of Pollution on the 2008 Games in China
The Effect of Pollution on the 2008 Games in China
Fears that pollution would disrupt the Beijing Olympics failed to materialise as city officials introduced measures to clear the skies....
The Olympic Flame
The Olympic Flame
The Olympic flame - part of the ancient Games - was not introduced to the modern Games until 1928, with the first torch relay held eight years later....
The Olympic Games and Politics
The Olympic Games and Politics
Since Adolf Hitler hijacked the Berlin Games to showcase Nazi propaganda, the Olympics have been used to make political gain through protests, boycotts and murder....
The Olympic Games and Violence
The Olympic Games and Violence
The 1972 Games in Munich became synonymous with terror after Palestinian gunmen raided the Olympic Village and murdered eleven members of the Israeli team....
World Records Achieved at the Olympics
World Records Achieved at the Olympics
The high altitude and synthetic track helped sprinters and jumpers set numerous world records at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, and some records stood for many years....
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