Get up close with the champions of the biggest sporting event in the world! From shot-putters to ice-skaters, the Olympic Games showcase the very best sporting achievements and feature some truly memorable personalities and performances. Discover them in The Unofficial Guide to Olympic Champions!
Great reading for children aged 8 and up.
‘Faster, higher, stronger’
Athletics (Track): Usain Bolt/Jamaica & Mo Farah/GB
Athletics (Field) Valerie Adams/NZ & Carl Lewis/USA
Boxing: Nicola Adams/GB & Teófilo Stevenson/Cuba
Cycling: Jason Kenny/GB & Anna Meares/Australia
Football: USA & Hungary
Gymnastics: Simone Biles/USA & Nadia Comaneci/Romania
Rowing/canoeing: Steve Redgrave/GB & Michal Martikán/Slovakia
Ice skating: Yuzuru Hanru/Japan & Ireen Wüst/Netherlands
Snowboard/skiing: Shaun White/USA & Marit Bjørgen/Norway
Swimming: Michael Phelps/USA & Rebecca Adlington/GB
Triathlon: Alistair Brownlee/GB & Simon Whitfield/Canada
Olympic host cities
Index & Further information