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Gail Devers edges out Merlene Ottey in a thrilling photo finish Olympic 100m final at Atlanta 1996 that could barely have been any closer. Find more about the story behind Record breaking moments in "The Olympics on the Record" series: http://bit.do/EN-OTR Subscribe to the official Olympic channel here: http://bit.ly/1dn6AV5
Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang has an Olympic past full of heartache but also has a historic gold medal to his name from the Athens 2004 games. Find more about the story behind Record-breaking moments in "The Olympics on the Record" series: http://bit.do/EN-OTR Subscribe to the official Olympic channel here: http://bit.ly/1dn6AV5 Visit the Olympic Channel, where the Games never end: http://www.olympicchannel.com
Full highlights from the Aquatics Centre in London as South Africa's Chad Le Clos defeats Michael Phelps at the last to win Gold in the Men's 200m Butterfly Final on 31 July 2012. Swimming has featured on the programme of all editions of the Games since 1896. The very first Olympic events were freestyle (crawl) or breaststroke. Backstroke was added in 1904. In the 1940s, breaststrokers discovered that they could go faster by bringing both arms forward over their heads. This practice was immediately forbidden in breaststroke, but gave birth to butterfly, whose first official appearance was at the 1956 Games in Melbourne. This style is now one of the four strokes used in competition. Women's swimming became Olympic in 1912 at the Stockholm Games. Since then, it has been part of every edition of the Games. The men's and women's programmes are almost identical, as they contain the same number of events, with only one difference: the freestyle distance is 800 metres for women and 1,500 metres for men. Find more about Swimming at www.olympic.org/swimming
Like Nadia Comaneci in Montreal 1976 achieved the Perfect 10 in Gymnastics, Kazuyoshi Funaki found fame and ski jumping perfection with 5 perfect 20s on home snow en route to Olympic gold medal at the Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics. Find more about the story behind Record breaking moments in "The Olympics on the Record series": http://bit.do/EN-OTR Subscribe to the official Olympic channel here: http://bit.ly/1dn6AV5
The Dream Team's third incarnation looked as dominant as the two legendary Basketball teams that had proceeded it…but nobody told Lithuania that at the Olympic Games in Sydney 2000. The most unusual moments from Olympic history are investigated once again to reveal the stranger side of the five rings: http://bit.do/StMENG Subscribe to the official Olympic channel here: http://bit.ly/1dn6AV5 Visit the Olympic Channel, where the Games never end: http://www.olympicchannel.com
Australia's Steven Bradbury achieves an unexpected gold medal in the short tack speed skating event, taking advantage of a mistake causing his fellow finalists to fall at the Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympic Games.
Coming into the five-man final, Steven Bradbury was the rank outsider and as the race progressed his chances looked slimmer with each passing lap. But as the leading quartet rounded the final bend, Lia Jiajun (CHN) tried an over-ambitious overtaking manoeuvre outside Apollo Ohno (USA), sending them both onto the ice and bringing down Mathieu Turcotte (CAN) and Ahn Hyun-soo (KOR) in the process. This left the way clear for a nonplussed Bradbury to cross the line unchallenged and claim the most unexpected of gold medals.