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Cuban Boxers found a creative way of Weight Training | Arriba Cuba

Cuban Boxers found a creative way of Weight Training | Arriba Cuba

(GYM WORKOUT DO IT YOURSELF – CUBAN STYLE) Due to the economic situation in the country we have taken upon ourselves to create the tools for the teaching of sports. Here in Cuba, we are very resourceful and nothing ever stops us. Since we don’t have the necessary means we go to a mechanic and recycle any spare part that may be useful to our training. We found these spare parts, they are car parts, and we brought them here…

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How Renaud Lavillenie Broke the Pole Vault Olympic Record | Olympics on the Record

How Renaud Lavillenie Broke the Pole Vault Olympic Record | Olympics on the Record

Sometimes in sport, as in life, you just have to roll the dice. Renaud Lavillenie of France is competing in the biggest event of his sporting life – the men’s pole vault final, at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. And he’s gambling everything on one jump. You see, he’s currently in the bronze medal position and he’s missed his last two attempts. If he makes this one, he’ll move into the gold medal position. If he misses, he still…

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The Mistake That Cost Sven Kramer Olympic Gold | Strangest Moments

The Mistake That Cost Sven Kramer Olympic Gold | Strangest Moments

There aren’t many rules to Olympic speed-skating. Get around the rink as quickly as possible. That’s the gist. The fastest man or woman wins. But there’s one rule you have to remember – there are only two lanes on the speed-skating track and you have to skate one lap in one lane and then the next lap in the other. It’s simple, really. Alternate. This lane, then that lane, then this lane, then that lane. Lap after lap. The whole…

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Kids vocabulary – Olympic Sports – Game of Sports – Learn English for kids – educational video

Kids vocabulary – Olympic Sports – Game of Sports – Learn English for kids – educational video

Olympic Sports Olympic Wow, the Olympic games now begin! archery archery athletics athletics badminton badminton basketball basketball boxing boxing canoeing and kayaking canoeing and kayaking cycling cycling equestrian equestrian diving diving fencing fencing golf golf gymnastics gymnastics handball handball hockey hockey judo judo modern pentathlon modern pentathlon rhythmic gymnastics rhythmic gymnastics rowing rowing sailing sailing shooting shooting soccer soccer swimming swimming synchronized swimming synchronized swimming table tennis table tennis taekwondo taekwondo tennis tennis trampoline trampoline triathlon triathlon volleyball volleyball water…

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The Story of the Most Surprising Gold Medal: Steven Bradbury | Olympics on the Record

The Story of the Most Surprising Gold Medal: Steven Bradbury | Olympics on the Record

There’s Steven Bradbury, first on the left, lining up for the final of the men’s 1,000m speed-skating event at Salt Lake City. He was competing in his first Olympic men’s final at the age of 30, a career highlight for a veteran athlete who had paid his dues in a tough and dangerous sport. Bradbury had been in the speed skating game for 12 years, travelling the world representing Australia in numerous international championships, including three Olympic Winter Games. Along…

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The Day an Olympic Wrestling Legend was Defeated | Strangest Moments

The Day an Olympic Wrestling Legend was Defeated | Strangest Moments

Greco-Roman Wrestling is not for the meek or the mild. It’s contested by some of the toughest, scariest men on the planet. And the toughest, scariest fighters of all can be found competing in the Super Heavyweight division. Within that division, one man reigned supreme for more than a decade. And this wasn’t simply a case of being top dog. It was historic. It was utter domination. You can learn a lot about a man from his nicknames. Russian Bear….

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Kobe Bryant on reclaiming Olympic Basketball glory at Beijing 2008 | Throwback Thursday

Kobe Bryant on reclaiming Olympic Basketball glory at Beijing 2008 | Throwback Thursday

I remember being very excited. I had never experienced it before and so coming into the opening ceremonies I was just like this is amazing because you have all the top athletes [in] the world [all] in one place and I Remember [it] just being a surreal experience Playing the Olympics ooh yeah, I think What was different was being in the Olympic Village? You know because when you’re in the cafeterias is this massive cafeteria, and you look around…

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If Cute Babies Competed in the Winter Games | Olympic Channel

If Cute Babies Competed in the Winter Games | Olympic Channel

The Baby Winter Games are back. So get ready, because we have an epic day of truly shocking moments, heartbreak, and triumph. First up, curling. Sweden versus Canada. Both teams throwing the rock extremely well, but who can handle the pressure? What a shot! Even he can’t believe it. Now, the Canadians. Oh, no, what just happened? It looks like an equipment malfunction. Next up, Alpine Skiing. Italy can taste the victory. And they’re off! Wow, that time is gonna…

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Can the Buff Dudes survive an Olympic wrestling workout? | Hitting the Wall

Can the Buff Dudes survive an Olympic wrestling workout? | Hitting the Wall

Pull up. (HITTING THE WALL) (BUFF DUDES TRAIN FOR WRESTLING) Hang on. We’ve got to save this for the mat. OK, you’re right. I mean, we’re about to meet Erica Wiebe here. Yeah, she’s a Canadian Olympic wrestler. Let’s go inside, meet Erica, have a meet and greet. Let’s do it. I’m Erica Wiebe, Canadian freestyle wrestler and Rio 2016 Olympic champion. Being a woman in the sport of wrestling, a traditionally male-dominated sport, you’re constantly challenging gender norms. You’re…

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The Race That Changed Olympic Swimming | Strangest Moments

The Race That Changed Olympic Swimming | Strangest Moments

“Faster, Higher, Stronger” – the unimpeachable motto of the Olympic Games. Yet for Lance Larson, a 20-year-old American swimmer at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome, being fastest didn’t necessarily translate into gold. The story of why that was so remains one of the most controversial in Olympic Games history because, in 1960, for all the stopwatches, timekeepers and cameras, you still had to convince the judges that you were the winner too, and that was something Larson couldn’t quite…

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