Olympics 2016

Finn focus at Rio2016: young and old rule first day in Rio

The talk going into the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition was that anything and everything could happen. Well, as the Finns started racing today, it did. Out of the crazy conditions, the youngest sailor, Facundo Olezza (ARG) won the first race, while the oldest sailor, Vasilij Zbogar (SLO) won the second. After two races, Zbogar leads overall from Alican Kaynar (TUR) and Olezza.

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Finn focus at Rio2016: "Keep your mind open and be ready for everything"

Four years of training and four years of careful preparation and it’s come down to this: 23 Finn heroes lining up against each other in front of the awesome spectacle that is Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janiero. The 2016 Olympics for the Finn class is just one day away. The training is done. Now the sailors just want the battle to begin.

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Rio heavyweight challenge - 23 sailors, one goal

Here are the 23 Finn sailors who will be going head to head over the next two weeks for the ultimate prize of Olympic gold. Only three of these sailors will win a medal in what is widely regarded as one of the toughest and most physical of Olympic events.

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Rio Finn favourite Giles Scott taking nothing for granted

As he heads into his first Olympic Games, as the favourite in the Finn class, the fact that four times world champion Giles Scott (GBR) has won almost every regatta since his failure to beat Ben Ainslie (GBR) for the British place at the London 2012 Olympics means very little. Rio 2016 is just one more regatta he wants to win; perhaps more than all the rest put together, but he knows it will probably be the hardest. The others know he is the favourite, but they also know he can be beaten, and that is the challenge facing them.

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