Usain Bolt at age 17 | Before They Were Superstars
Before becoming a 9 time Olympic gold medalist, Usain Bolt was just another hopeful junior sprinter. We journey back through time to 2003 and join the Jamaican as he begins his road to glory.
How Bikila won the Marathon without any shoes
Discover how Abebe Bikila ended up winning gold in the Rome 1960 Marathon with no shoes.
Al Oerter’s Quadruple Discus Gold
From Melbourne 1956 to Mexico City to 1968, Al Oerter won the men’s Olympic Discus competition. Only two athletes since (Michael Phelps and Carl Lewis) have successfully won the same event four times.
Frankie Fredericks – A Namibian Gentleman
The African sprinter won four silver medals at the Olympic Games, making him Namibia’s first and only Olympic medallist.
Cathy Freeman at Barcelona 1992 | Olympic Debut
Lighting the Olympic Flame and winning 400m gold in front of a home crowd, Cathy Freeman was the star at Sydney 2000. Before all that, the Australian sprinter began her Olympic journey back at Barcelona 1992.
Adhemar Da Silva – Brazil’s first double Olympic champion
Winning gold in record breaking fashion, Adhemar Da Silva became the Olympic Triple Jump champion at Helsinki 1952 and Melbourne 1956. Winning Brazil’s first Athletics gold medal, da Silva then became the country’s first double Olympic champion.