Record Breaking


Full highlights from the Men's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay Final in which Michael Phelps win's his record breaking 19th Olympic Medal as the USA secure Gold at the Aquatics Centre in London.

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.

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Irini Merleni won the first ever Olympic gold medal in womens wrestling, in Athens 2004.

Wrestling seems to be very serious business in Merleni's native Ukraine, a national sports.

There had been much doubt and critisism when she was picked to represent her country for the very first time women wrestlers would be allowed to compete at the Olympic level. She seems pleased to have silenced her critics.

The sound track is in Swedish.


Uploaded on Jul 10, 2014Germany's incredible 7-1 FIFA World Cup Semi-Final result against Brazil has had the whole globe talking. It was one of the most amazing scorelines in the history of the game and was thanks to so many Bundesliga stars. But how does this game stack up in terms of the league, how often have teams won in such a manner? We've had a look into the history books to find out.

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Uploaded on Jul 3, 201435-year-old USA's goalie Tim Howard made an impressive number of 16 heroic saves, setting a World Cup record. Belgium may have won the match, but the American goalkeeper won everyone's hearts.





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Uploaded on Oct 5, 2009Josh Seidel broke the single game rushing record with 327 yards on 29 carries and tied his father Dave Seidel's total of six touchdown in one game. Dane Domonkos kicked nine extra points on the night to set a new mark of 147 for his career.