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    Nordic combined at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Individual large hill/10 km

    Nordic combined at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Individual large hill/10 km

    • Event: Men's Individual (LH/10km)
    • Venue: Whistler Olympic Park
    • Olympic games contested: 2010 Winter Olympics
    The men's individual large hill/10 km Nordic combined competition for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada was held at Whistler Olympic Park in Whistler, British Columbia on 25 February. Austria's Felix Gottwald was the defending Olympic champion when the event was known as the 7.5 km Sprint. Gottwald retired originally after the 2006-07 World Cup season, but came out of retirement in May 2009 to compete for the 2009-10 World Cup season including the 2010 Games. Bill Demong of the United States was the defending world champion in this event. Two test events took place at the Olympic venue on 16–17 January 2009 with Demong winning on the 16th and Norway's Magnus Moan, defending Olympic silver medalist in this event when it was the 7.5 km sprint, winning on the 17th. The last World Cup event prior to the 2010 Games in this format took place on 10 January 2010 in Val di Fiemme, Italy and was won by Demong. The ski jumping took place with a trial round at 09:00 PST and the competition round at 10:00 PST. One jump in competition was scored similar to that of ski jumping. With 28 skiers having competed their jumps, officials abandoned the competition to high winds. They were
    6.33
    9 votes
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    Football at the 1948 Summer Olympics

    Football at the 1948 Summer Olympics

    The 1948 Olympic Games title was won by Sweden, managed by Englishman George Raynor. Sweden, whose Football Association forbade professionalism within domestic football, ran out as winners and only used 12 players throughout the entire tournament. This began on 26 July 1948 with a preliminary round of two matches: Luxembourg defeating Afghanistan 6-0 and the Netherlands beating Ireland 3-1, with Faas Wilkes scoring two goals for the Dutch. In the first round, which began five days later, the Netherlands played Great Britain at Highbury, Britain prevailing 4-3 after extra time. In goal for Britain was Ronnie Simpson, who would go on to become the oldest Scottish international debutant in history and one of the Lisbon Lions. Yugoslavia (victors over Luxembourg) and Sweden (3-0 winners against Austria) also went through. France did well to eliminate India, most of whose players ignored the need to wear boots. Balaram Parab, the inside right, whose trade had been learnt in the Colaba area of South Mumbai, had done well against European touring teams; presented with a pair of boots: he stood out as one of the few that did. Sweden's play at White Hart Lane attracted much attention even
    7.29
    7 votes
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    Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics - Men's javelin throw

    Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics - Men's javelin throw

    • Event: Men's Javelin throw
    • Olympic games contested: 1908 Summer Olympics
    The men's javelin throw was one of six throwing events on the Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme in London. The javelin was required to be held in the middle. The competition was held on July 17, 1908. 42 throwers from eleven nations competed. These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to this competition. Two days earlier in the freestyle javelin throw event Eric Lemming improved his own world and Olympic record set at the 1906 Summer Olympics with 53.90 m (he threw the javelin in a conventional manner). (*) unofficial Eric Lemming set a new world and Olympic record with 54.83 m.
    8.17
    6 votes
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    Cross-country skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Women's team sprint

    Cross-country skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Women's team sprint

    • Event: Women's Team Sprint
    • Venue: Whistler Olympic Park
    • Olympic games contested: 2010 Winter Olympics
    The women's team sprint cross-country skiing competition in the freestyle technique at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada was held on 22 February at Whistler Olympic Park in Whistler, British Columbia. The Swedish team of Lina Andersson and Anna Dahlberg (Olsson since 2008) were the defending Olympic champions when the technique was classical. The defending world champions were the Finnish duo of Virpi Kuitunen and Aino-Kaisa Saarinen, the defending Olympic bronze medalists, when the technique was also classical. Italy's team of Magda Genuin and Arianna Follis won the test event that took place at the Olympic venue on 18 January 2009. The last World Cup event in this format prior to the 2010 Games took place in Rybinsk, Russia on 24 January 2010 and was won by the German team of Stefanie Böhler and Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle. The semifinals took place at 10:45 and 11:10 PST. The following are the results of the event. Defending Olympic champion Sweden won silver under a different team. Finland, the defending world champions, finished a disappointing eighth under a different team. Test event winners Italy finished fourth with the same team members. Germany, the last winners
    9.20
    5 votes
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    Gymnastics at the 1904 Summer Olympics - Men's parallel bars

    Gymnastics at the 1904 Summer Olympics - Men's parallel bars

    • Event: Men's Parallel bars
    • Olympic games contested: 1904 Summer Olympics
    The men's parallel bars was an artistic gymnastics event held as part of the Gymnastics at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme. It was the second time the event was held at the Olympics. An unknown number of gymnasts competed, only five, all from the United States, are known. The competition was held on Friday, October 28, 1904.
    7.83
    6 votes
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    Sailing at the 1956 Summer Olympics - Finn

    Sailing at the 1956 Summer Olympics - Finn

    • Event: Finn Class
    • Olympic games contested: 1956 Summer Olympics
    The Finn was a sailing event at the Sailing at the 1956 Summer Olympics program on Port Phillip. Seven races were scheduled. 20 sailors, on 20 boats, from 20 nations competed. DNF = Did Not Finish, DNS= Did Not Start, DSQ = Disqualified = Male, = Female Three race areas were needed during the Olympics on Port Phillip. Each of the classes used the same scoring system. The southern course was used for the Finn.
    7.67
    6 votes
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    Judo at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's Middleweight (90 kg)

    Judo at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's Middleweight (90 kg)

    • Event: Men's Judo, 81 - 90kg (middleweight)
    • Venue: Beijing Science and Technology University Gymnasium
    • Olympic games contested: 2008 Summer Olympics
    The Men's 90 kg Judo competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics was held on August 13 at the Beijing Science and Technology University Gymnasium. Preliminary rounds started at 12:00 Noon CST. Repechage finals, semifinals, bouts for bronze medals and the final were held at 18:00pm CST. This event was the third-heaviest of the men's judo weight classes, limiting competitors to a maximum of 90 kilograms of body mass. Like all other judo events, bouts lasted five minutes. If the bout was still tied at the end, it was extended for another five minute, sudden-death period; if neither judoka scored during that period, the match is decided by the judges. The tournament bracket consisted of a single-elimination contest culminating in a gold medal match. There was also a repechage to determine the winners of the two bronze medals. Each judoka who had lost to a semifinalist competed in the repechage. The two judokas who lost in the semifinals faced the winner of the opposite half of the bracket's repechage in bronze medal bouts. The gold and silver medalists were determined by the final match of the main single-elimination bracket. Those judoka eliminated in earlier rounds by the four
    7.33
    6 votes
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    Sailing at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Dragon

    Sailing at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Dragon

    The Dragon was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1968 Summer Olympics program in Acapulco. Seven races were scheduled. 69 sailors, on 23 boats, from 23 nations competed. DNF = Did Not Finish, DNS= Did Not Start, DSQ = Disqualified = Male, = Female Of the total of three race areas were needed during the Olympics in Acapulco. Each of the classes was new Olympic scoring system.
    8.20
    5 votes
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    Gymnastics at the 1896 Summer Olympics - Men's Vault

    Gymnastics at the 1896 Summer Olympics - Men's Vault

    • Event: Men's Vault
    • Olympic games contested: 1896 Summer Olympics
    The men's vault was one of the eight gymnastics events on the Gymnastics at the 1896 Summer Olympics programme. The third event, it was held on 9 April. 15 athletes from five nations competed. The Germans captured the gold and bronze medals, while Zutter won the silver for Switzerland.
    8.00
    5 votes
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    Archery at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's individual

    Archery at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's individual

    • Event: Men's Archery, individual
    • Venue: Olympic Green Archery Field
    • Olympic games contested: 2008 Summer Olympics
    The men's individual archery event at the 2008 Summer Olympics was part of the archery programme and took place at the Olympic Green Archery Field. Ranking Round was scheduled for August 9. First and second elimination rounds took place on August 13, and eights, quarterfinal, semifinals and medals matches were staged on August 15. All archery was done at a range of 70 metres, with targets 1.22 metres in diameter. Marco Galiazzo was at Beijing to defend his Olympic Gold Medal won on Athens but failed to qualify for the finals after being defeated in the Round of 32. Japanese Hiroshi Yamamoto, silver at the last Games, and Australian Tim Cuddihy did not participate at the Chinese Games. 64 archers from 37 countries qualified for the event at the Beijing Olympics. The 44th Outdoor Archery World championship, held in Leipzig, Germany, plus 5 continental qualification tournaments and a Final World Qualification Tournament selected 61 slots for the event, along with 3 Tripartite Commission Invitations. The competition began with the ranking round. Each archer fired 72 arrows. This round was done entirely to seed the elimination brackets; all archers moved on to them. The elimination
    6.83
    6 votes
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    Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 110 metre hurdles

    Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 110 metre hurdles

    • Event: Men's Athletics, 110m hurdles
    • Olympic games contested: 2008 Summer Olympics
    The Men's 110 metres hurdles at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on 18–21 August at the Beijing National Stadium. The qualifying standards were 13.55 s (A standard) and 13.72 s (B standard). Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows: No new world or Olympic records were set for this event. Qualification: First 4 in each heat (Q) and the next 8 fastest (q) advance to the Round 2. Qualification: First 3 in each heat (Q) and the next 4 fastest (q) advance to the Semifinals. Qualification: First 4 in each heat(Q) advance to the Final. 20 August 2008 - 21:30 Wind: -0.4 m/s 20 August 2008 - 21:39 Wind: -0.4 m/s
    6.67
    6 votes
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    Shooting at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's skeet

    Shooting at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's skeet

    • Event: Men's Skeet
    • Olympic games contested: 2008 Summer Olympics
    The Men's skeet event at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on August 15 and 16 at the Beijing Shooting Range Clay Target Field. The event consisted of two rounds: a qualifier and a final. In the qualifier, each shooter fired 5 sets of 25 shots in the set order of skeet shooting. The top 6 shooters in the qualifying round moved on to the final round. There, they fired one additional round of 25. The total score from all 150 shots was used to determine the final ranking. Vincent Hancock from the United States took a one-hit lead in the qualification round. In the final round, Norway's Tore Brovold, who already shared the world record with Hancock, eliminated this gap by means of a perfect 25, thus also sharing the Olympic final record of 145 hits with him. Hancock came back to win the shoot-off for the gold medal. One hit behind the duo, Anthony Terras of France won the bronze medal shoot-off against Antonis Nikolaidis, denying Cyprus its first-ever Olympic medal. Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows. OR Olympic record – Q Qualified for final OR Olympic record
    7.60
    5 votes
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    Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Men's 1500 metres

    Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Men's 1500 metres

    • Event: Men's Athletics, 1500m
    • Olympic games contested: 1912 Summer Olympics
    The men's 1500 metres was a track and field athletics event held as part of the athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. It was the fifth appearance of the event, which is one of 12 athletics events to have been held at every Summer Olympics. The competition was held on Tuesday, July 9, 1912 and on Wednesday, July 10, 1912. Forty-five runners from 14 nations competed, including the Olympic champion from 1908, Mel Sheppard. Arnold Jackson won the final by 0.1 second, ahead of an American trio, who were strong favourites, in what was acclaimed at the time as "the greatest race ever run". Aged 21, he remains the youngest ever winner of this event. This was the last Olympics where "private entries" were allowed (i.e. not part of a country's officially selected team), and Jackson was one such. These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1912 Summer Olympics. (**) This track was 536.45 metres=⁄3 mile in circumference. Abel Kiviat finished his semifinal only 1 second off the Olympic record time of 4:03.4; he and all six other finalists whose times are known broke that mark in the final. Kiviat took second behind Arnold Jackson, who set the new
    7.20
    5 votes
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    Diving at the 1920 Summer Olympics - Women's 3 metre springboard

    • Event: Women's 3 metre springboard
    • Olympic games contested: 1920 Summer Olympics
    The women's 3 metre springboard was presented to the Olympic Games for the first time as one of five diving events on the diving at the 1920 Summer Olympics programme. The competition was held on Monday, August 29, 1920. Four divers all from the United States competed. Monday, August 29, 1920: Since there were only four entries, a direct final was competed.
    7.20
    5 votes
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    Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Men's 800 metres

    Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Men's 800 metres

    • Event: Men's Athletics, 800m
    • Olympic games contested: 1912 Summer Olympics
    The men's 800 metres was a track and field athletics event held as part of the athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. It was the fifth appearance of the event, which is one of 12 athletics events to have been held at every Summer Olympics. The competition was held from Saturday, July 6, 1912 to Monday, July 8, 1912. Forty-eight runners from 16 nations competed. Including all three medalists from 1908, Olympic champion Mel Sheppard, the silver medalists Emilio Lunghi, and the bronze medalist Hanns Braun. These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1912 Summer Olympics. (*) unofficial (**) 880 yards (= 804.68 m) (***) This track was 536.45 metres=⁄3 mile in circumference. The world record of 1:52.8, which had seemed fairly safe through the first two rounds of competition, was broken by all three medalists and tied by the fourth-place runner in the final. Mel Sheppard, the previous record-holder, and Ira Davenport beat the old record by .8 seconds at 1:52.0, taking silver and bronze behind Ted Meredith and his new record of 1:51.9. This record became the first official world record for the 800 metres. All heats were held on Saturday, July 6,
    8.25
    4 votes
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    Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 1500 metre freestyle

    Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 1500 metre freestyle

    • Event: Men's 1500m freestyle
    • Olympic games contested: 2008 Summer Olympics
    The Men's 1500 Freestyle swimming event at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on August 15 (prelims) and 17 (final), at the Beijing National Aquatics Center in Beijing, China. The race consisted of 30 laps in the competitions long course (50m) pool. Qualifying times for this event were 15:13.16 (A standard) and 15:45.12 (B standard). In the event, 2-time defending Olympic Champion Grant Hackett of Australia was attempting to win the event for the third time in a row. At the start of this event, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows. The following new Olympic records were set during this competition. Curiously, both Olympic records were set during qualification heats, and neither of the record setters won the final.
    8.25
    4 votes
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    Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics - Men's hammer throw

    Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics - Men's hammer throw

    • Event: Men's Hammer throw
    • Olympic games contested: 1904 Summer Olympics
    The men's hammer throw was a track and field athletics event held as part of the Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme. It was the second time the event was held. The competition was held on Monday, August 29, 1904. Six athletes, all from the United States, competed. Flanagan, the reigning champion, defended his gold medal and set a new Olympic record. These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1904 Summer Olympics. (*) unofficial John Flanagan bettered the Olympic record with 51.23 metres.
    7.00
    5 votes
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    Luge at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Men's singles

    Luge at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Men's singles

    • Event: Men's Singles
    • Venue: Whistler Sliding Centre
    • Olympic games contested: 2010 Winter Olympics
    The men's luge at the 2010 Winter Olympics took place on 13–14 February 2010 at the Whistler Sliding Centre in Whistler, British Columbia. Germany's Felix Loch was the two-time defending world champion and won the gold medal with the fastest time in each of the four runs. The test event that took place at the venue was won by Germany's David Möller, who would win the silver medal in this event. Italy's Armin Zöggeler was the two-time defending Olympic champion and won a bronze medal in this event. The last World Cup event prior to the 2010 games took place in Cesana, Italy on 30 January 2010 and was won by Zöggeler, who also won the overall World Cup title. As a consequence of the training accident that killed Nodar Kumaritashvili on 12 February 2010 officials moved the start of the men's singles competition to the women's/doubles start to reduce the speed of the racers. This change was met with mixed reviews, with some participants saying that the change made them feel safer, while others complained that it gave an advantage to stronger starters. Men's singles luge at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada was held at the Whistler Sliding Centre in Whistler, British Columbia.
    9.33
    3 votes
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    Triathlon at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's

    Triathlon at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's

    The women's triathlon was part of the triathlon at the 2008 Summer Olympics programme. It was the third appearance of the event, which was established in 2000. The race was held over the "international distance" (also called "Olympic distance") and consisted of 1,500 metres (0.93 mi) swimming, 40 kilometres (25 mi), road bicycling, and 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) road running. The competition was held from Monday August 18, 2008 at the Triathlon Venue at the Ming Tomb Reservoir in Shisanling. Fifty-five triathletes from 30 nations competed.
    9.33
    3 votes
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    Biathlon at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Men's pursuit

    Biathlon at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Men's pursuit

    • Event: Men's 12.5 km Pursuit
    • Venue: Whistler Olympic Park
    • Olympic games contested: 2010 Winter Olympics
    The men's pursuit competition in biathlon at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics was held at Whistler Olympic Park in Whistler, British Columbia on February 16, 2010. It was won by Swedish athlete Björn Ferry, after both Ferry and second place finisher Christoph Sumann of Austria successfully pursued and overtook the leader at the start of the race, France's Vincent Jay. The pursuit takes place over a distance of 12.5 km. The start of the competition was marred by irregularities in how officials released athletes at the beginning of their runs. In pursuit competitions, athlete's start times are staggered by the differences in their times in a previous sprint, in this case the 10km sprint event held on February 14. Thus, officials need to release athletes to begin the event at exact times. Athletes in both the men's and women's pursuit competitions were started earlier and later than their appropriate times, resulting in a number of complaints from coaches and athletes. Officials attempted to correct the errors by making alterations in the final times of competitors. Nonetheless, media reports cited the incident as embarrassing for the International Biathlon Union. Norbert Baier, the chief
    8.00
    4 votes
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    Sailing at the 1960 Summer Olympics - 5.5 Metre

    Sailing at the 1960 Summer Olympics - 5.5 Metre

    The 5.5 Metre was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1960 Summer Olympics program in Naples. Seven races were scheduled. 57 sailors, on 19 boats, from 19 nations competed. DNF = Did Not Finish, DNS= Did Not Start, DSQ = Disqualified = Male, = Female Of the total of three race areas were needed during the Olympics in Naples. Each of the classes was using the same scoring system. The Southeren course was used for the 5.5 Metre.
    8.00
    4 votes
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    Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's 100 metre breaststroke

    Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's 100 metre breaststroke

    • Event: Women's 100m breaststroke
    • Venue: Beijing National Aquatics Centre
    • Olympic games contested: 2008 Summer Olympics
    The women's 100 metre breaststroke event at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on 10-12 August at the Beijing National Aquatics Center. This swimming event used the breaststroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of two lengths of the pool. Seven heats were held, with most containing the maximum number of swimmers (eight). The heat in which a swimmer competed did not formally matter for advancement, as the swimmers with the top sixteen times from the entire field qualified for the semifinals. Two semifinal heats of eight swimmers each were held. The swimmers with the eight fastest times again advanced to the finals; there, they all competed in a single final heat to earn final placements. The qualifying standards were for the 2008 event were 1:09.00 (A norm) and 1:11.43 (B norm). NOCs with two or more swimmers meeting the A standard could enter any two such swimmers; otherwise, they could enter a single swimmer meeting the B standard. Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows. The following new world and Olympic records were set during this competition. All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)
    8.00
    4 votes
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    Diving at the 1920 Summer Olympics - Women's 10 metre platform

    • Event: Women's 10 metre platform
    • Olympic games contested: 1920 Summer Olympics
    The women's 10 metre platform was one of five diving events on the diving at the 1920 Summer Olympics programme. The competition was held on Wednesday, August 24, 1920 (first round) and on Montag, August 29, 1920 (final). Fifteen divers from six nations competed. Wednesday, August 24, 1920: The three divers who scored the smallest number of points in each group of the first round advanced to the final. Group 1 Group 2 Montag, August 29, 1920:
    9.00
    3 votes
    24
    Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics - Men's marathon

    Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics - Men's marathon

    • Event: Men's Marathon
    • Olympic games contested: 1904 Summer Olympics
    The men's marathon was a track and field athletics event held as part of the Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme. It was the third time the event was held. The distance of this race was 40 kilometres. The competition was held on August 30, 1904. 32 athletes from 4 nations competed. Temperatures during the race reached 32 ℃ (90 ℉). These were the standing world and Olympic records (in hours) prior to the 1904 Summer Olympics. (*) Distance was also 40 kilometres Frederick Lorz stopped running because of exhaustion after nine miles (14.5 km). His manager gave him a lift in his car for the next eleven miles (17.7 km), but after the car broke down, Lorz continued on foot back to the Olympic stadium, where he broke the finishing tape and was greeted as the winner of the race. France is often credited with Corey's competition, which would put that nation 4th with 1 silver medal and move Germany and Greece to a tie for 6th in the standings. Arriving without correct documents, Corey wound up listed with the US team. Andarín Carvajal who won the fourth place was a Cuban that panhandled his ticket to the United States and hitchhiked his way to Saint Louis. He was leading the race
    7.75
    4 votes
    25
    Sailing at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Soling

    Sailing at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Soling

    The Soling was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1972 Summer Olympics program in Kiel-Schilksee. Seven races were scheduled. 78 sailors, on 26 boats, from 26 nation competed. DSQ = Disqualified, DNS = Did Not Start Crossed out results did not count for the total result. = Male, = Female
    7.75
    4 votes
    26
    Volleyball at the 1992 Summer Olympics - Men's volleyball

    Volleyball at the 1992 Summer Olympics - Men's volleyball

    • Event: Men's Volleyball
    • Venue: Pavelló de la Vall d'Hebron
    • Olympic games contested: 1992 Summer Olympics
    The 1992 Men's Olympic Volleyball Tournament was the 8th edition of the event, organized by the world's governing body, the FIVB in conjunction with the IOC. It was held in Barcelona, Spain from 26 July to 9 August 1992.
    7.75
    4 votes
    27
    Cycling at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Men's team time trial

    Cycling at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Men's team time trial

    • Olympic games contested: 1912 Summer Olympics
    The men's team team trial was a road bicycle racing event held as part of the cycling at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. It was the first appearance of the event. The competition was held on Sunday July 7, 1912. Each nation that sent at least four cyclists to the individual time trial was also considered to have competed as a team. The times of the top four cyclists for each nation were summed to give a total team time, with the best total times winning. Great Britain had three teams, as the English, Irish, and Scottish cyclists were considered separate. Belgium, Canada, and South Africa did not send enough cyclists to make a team. Three teams did not have enough cyclists finish to earn a valid team score. Only three of Bohemia's five cyclists finished, as did three of Norway's six. Only one of Russia's ten cyclists finished.
    6.60
    5 votes
    28
    Diving at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 3 metre springboard

    Diving at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 3 metre springboard

    • Event: Men's 3 metre springboard
    • Venue: Beijing National Aquatics Centre
    • Olympic games contested: 2008 Summer Olympics
    Men's 3 metre springboard competition at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics was held from August 18 to August 19, at the Beijing National Aquatics Center. It was an individual diving competition, with dives performed from a flexible springboard three metres above the surface of the water. The individual diving competitions all consist of three rounds. In the first, the 29 divers each perform six dives. The top 18 divers advance to the semifinals. Each diver again performs six dives, and the top 12 divers from among those dives advance to the finals. Preliminary scores are ignored at this point, as only the semifinal scores are considered in advancement. In the final round, the divers perform a final set of six dives, with the scores from those dives (and only those dives) used to determine final ranking. Seven judges evaluate each dive, giving the diver a score between 0 and 10 with increments of .5; scores below 6.0 or above 9.5 are rare. The highest and lowest score from each judge are dropped. The remaining five scores are summed, multiplied by .6, and multiplied by the degree of difficulty of the dive to give the total score for the dive. Scores from each dive in the round are
    7.50
    4 votes
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    Sailing at the 1928 Summer Olympics

    Sailing at the 1928 Summer Olympics

    Sailing was an Olympic sport at the 1928 Summer Olympics. The Sailing program of 1928 consisted of a total of three sailing classes. For each class races were scheduled from 2–9 August 1928 on the Buiten Y near Amsterdam and on the Zuiderzee of the coast of Muiden. As venue for the Amsterdam Olympics the South Westerly part of the Zuiderzee was chosen. The Olympic harbor was just five kilometers outside the city center near the village of Durgerdam. For the 12' Dinghy courses could be used just outside the Olympic harbor on the Buiten Y. For the 6 and 8 Metre courses were used about 5 nm out of the harbor, East of the Isle of Marken. At that time the Zuiderzee had an open connection with the North Sea. The sea water was salt or at best brackish. Waves could be steep and short due to the shallow waters. In 1932 a dam was built between the North Sea and the Zuiderzee and the Zuiderzee was called IJsselmeer. As result of this the lake contains fresh water. Inside the lake new land was reclaimed. At this moment the center of the 1928 6 and 8 Metre course is located in the city of Almere. Also the city of Amsterdam reclaimed land from the sea and moved towards the lake. When the sailors
    7.50
    4 votes
    30
    Cycling at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's individual road race

    Cycling at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's individual road race

    • Event: Men's Road cycling, individual road race
    • Venue: Urban Road Cycling Course
    • Olympic games contested: 2008 Summer Olympics
    The men's road race, a part of the cycling events at the 2008 Summer Olympics, took place on August 9 at the Urban Road Cycling Course in Beijing. It started at 11:00 China Standard Time (UTC+8), and was scheduled to last until 17:30 later that day. The 245.4-kilometre (152.5 mi) course ran north across the heart of the Beijing metropolitan area, passing such landmarks as the Temple of Heaven, the Great Hall of the People, Tiananmen Square and the Beijing National Stadium. After rolling over relatively flat terrain for 78.8 km (49.0 mi) north of the Beijing city center, the route entered a decisive circuit encompassing seven loops on a 23.8 km (14.8 mi) section up and down the Badaling Pass, including ramps as steep as a 10 percent gradient. The race was won by the Spanish rider Samuel Sánchez in 6 hours, 23 minutes, 49 seconds, after a six-man breakaway group contested a sprint finish. Davide Rebellin of Italy and Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland, finishing second and third place with the same time as Sánchez, received silver and bronze medals respectively for the event. The hot and humid conditions were in sharp contrast to the heavy rain weathered in the women's road race the
    6.40
    5 votes
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    Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 4 x 100 metre freestyle relay

    Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 4 x 100 metre freestyle relay

    • Event: Men's 4x100m freestyle relay
    • Venue: Beijing National Aquatics Centre
    • Olympic games contested: 2008 Summer Olympics
    The Men's 4×100 metre freestyle relay event at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on 10th (qualification) and 11 August (final) at the Beijing National Aquatics Centre. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, each of the four swimmers completed two lengths of the pool. Two heats were held, with each containing the maximum number of teams (eight). The heat in which a team competed did not formally matter for advancement, as the teams with the top eight times from the entire field qualified for the final; there, they all competed in a single final heat to earn final placements. A team could use different swimmers in the final than had swum in the heats. Members of teams who swam only in the heats and not the finals do not get to stand on the podium but do receive medals if their team medals. There were 16 NOCs competing at this event. These 16 NOCs consisted of the 12 best placed teams at the 2007 World Aquatics Championships plus the 4 best times after the qualifying period. Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows. The following new world and Olympic records were set during this competition. In the heats, the teams with the
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    Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's 200 metre breaststroke

    Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's 200 metre breaststroke

    • Event: Women's 200m breaststroke
    • Venue: Beijing National Aquatics Centre
    • Olympic games contested: 2008 Summer Olympics
    The women's 200 metre breaststroke event at the 2008 Olympic Games took place between August 13 and 15, at the Beijing National Aquatics Center. This swimming event used the breaststroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of four lengths of the pool. Six heats were held, with most containing the maximum number of swimmers (eight). The heat in which a swimmer competed did not formally matter for advancement, as the swimmers with the top sixteen times from the entire field qualified for the semifinals. Two semifinal heats of eight swimmers each were held. The swimmers with the eight fastest times again advanced to the finals; there, they all competed in a single final heat to earn final placements. The qualifying standards for the 2008 event were 2:28.20 (A norm) and 2:33.40 (B norm). Nations with two or more swimmers meeting the A standard could enter any two such swimmers; otherwise, they could enter a single swimmer meeting the B standard. Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows. The following new world and Olympic records were set during this competition.
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    Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics - Men's 400 metres

    Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics - Men's 400 metres

    • Event: Men's Athletics, 400m
    • Olympic games contested: 1904 Summer Olympics
    The men's 400 metres was a track and field athletics event held as part of the Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme. It was the third time the event was held. 12 athletes from 3 nations participated. The competition was held on August 29, 1904. These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1904 Summer Olympics. (*) 440 yards (= 402.34 m) (**) This track was 500 metres in circumference. Harry Hillman set a new Olympic record with 49.2 seconds.
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    Biathlon at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Women's pursuit

    Biathlon at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Women's pursuit

    • Event: Women's 10 km Pursuit
    • Venue: Whistler Olympic Park
    • Olympic games contested: 2010 Winter Olympics
    The women's pursuit competition of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics was held at Whistler Olympic Park in Whistler, British Columbia on February 16, 2010. Observers and participants reported that the race start was confused and disorganized. U.S. coach Per Nilsson stated that he had never seen an Olympic biathlon as poorly managed as the February 16 women's race.
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    Gymnastics at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Men's team

    Gymnastics at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Men's team

    • Olympic games contested: 1912 Summer Olympics
    The men's team, European system was an artistic gymnastics event held as part of the Gymnastics at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. It was one of three team gymnastics events. The others were a team competition in the Swedish system and one in the free system. It was the third appearance of the event, which had made its debut in 1904. The official name was Team Competition II - with exercises according to special conditions. For every nation one team was allowed to participate. One team had to consist of not less than 16 nor more than 40 members. The entry was closed on June 6, 1912. As all other gymnastic competitions the event took place in the Olympiastadion. The competition was held on Thursday July 11, 1912 in the time from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Chief Leader: Einar Nerman Scores are an average of five judges' marks.
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    Athletics at the 1900 Summer Olympics - Men's marathon

    Athletics at the 1900 Summer Olympics - Men's marathon

    • Event: Men's Marathon
    • Olympic games contested: 1900 Summer Olympics
    The men's marathon was a track & field athletics event at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris. It was held on July 19, 1900. 13 athletes from five nations competed in the marathon, which used a distance of 40.26 kilometres. The winner, Michel Théato, was originally assumed to be French, before it was discovered in the late 20th century that his nationality was Luxembourgish. The International Olympic Committee still credits this medal for France, however. These were the standing world and Olympic records (in hours) prior to the 1900 Summer Olympics. (*) Distance was 40 kilometres The marathon race, which began at 2:30 p.m. on a day with temperatures reaching nearly 40°C (102°F ), wound through the streets of Paris. Thirteen runners started, though only twelve finished the four laps around the track that preceded the road running. Touquet-Daunis led until he withdrew from the competition, at which point Fast took over. Fast had tired himself trying to keep pace with the Frenchman, however, and was passed by Théato and Champion before long. Seven runners finished the race.
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    Diving at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Men's 3 metre springboard

    • Event: Men's 3 metre springboard
    • Olympic games contested: 1912 Summer Olympics
    The men's 3 metre springboard, also known as the spring-board diving competition, was one of four diving events on the diving at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. The competition was held on Monday July 8, 1912 and Tuesday July 9, 1912. Eighteen divers from seven nations competed. The competition was actually held from both 3 metre and 1 metre boards. Divers performed a running plain dive and a running forward somersault from the 1 metre board, a standing plain dive and a running plain dive from the 3 metre board, and three dives of the competitor's choice from the 3 metre board. Five judges scored each diver, giving two results. Each judge gave an ordinal placing for each diver in a group, with the five scores being summed to give a total ordinal points score. The judges also gave scores more closely resembling the modern scoring system. The two divers who scored the smallest number of points in each group of the first round plus the two best scoring non-qualified divers of all grops advanced to the final. Ordinal placings were used to rank divers within the group, but were not used to determine qualification. Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 In the final, ordinal placings were the
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    Athletics at the 1984 Summer Olympics - Men's 400 metres

    Athletics at the 1984 Summer Olympics - Men's 400 metres

    • Event: Men's Athletics, 400m
    • Olympic games contested: 1984 Summer Olympics
    The Men's 400 metres at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California had an entry list of 76 competitors, with ten qualifying heats (76), four quarterfinals (32) and two semi-finals (16), before the final (7) took off. These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1984 Summer Olympics. In the UK TV show Little Britain, character Denver Mills is credited as having won the silver medal in the 400 metres at the 1984 Olympics.
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    Figure skating at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Ice dancing

    Figure skating at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Ice dancing

    • Event: Ice dancing
    • Venue: Pacific Coliseum
    • Olympic games contested: 2010 Winter Olympics
    The ice dancing competition of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics was held at Pacific Coliseum on February 19 (compulsory dance), 21 (original dance), and 22 (free dance), 2010. The compulsory dance was held on February 19. The compulsory dance was the Tango Romantica. The original dance was held on February 21. The free dance was held on February 22, 2010. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir became the first ice dancers from Canada and North America to win an Olympic gold medal. Isabelle Delobel competed at the Olympics with partner Olivier Schoenfelder just four-and-a-half months after giving birth. Referee: Technical Controller: Technical Specialist: Assistant Technical Specialist: Judges (CD): Judges (OD): Judges (FD):
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    Basketball at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women

    Basketball at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women

    • Event: Women's basketball
    • Venue: Beijing Wukesong Culture & Sports Center
    • Olympic games contested: 2008 Summer Olympics
    The women's tournament of the basketball at the 2008 Olympics at Beijing, China began on August 9 and ended on August 23, when the United States defeated Australia 92–65 for the gold medal. All games were held at the Wukesong Indoor Stadium. Ties are broken via the following the criteria, with the first option used first, all the way down to the last option: All times are local Beijing Time (GMT+8). All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8) The Australians started with a three point field goal from Belinda Snell but the Americans crept back and eventually took the lead. With ankle injuries to both Penny Taylor and Lauren Jackson, the Americans took the initiative and led 34–17. The Americans padded their lead to twenty at the start of the third quarter. The Opals cut the lead to thirteen but that was the closest they've got as the Americans finished the game with a 27-point lead to win the gold medal. It was their fourth consecutive olympic gold medal, having been unbeaten in all of those games. Rankings are determined by:
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    Shooting at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's 50 metre rifle, three positions

    Shooting at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's 50 metre rifle, three positions

    • Event: Men's 50m rifle 3 positions
    • Olympic games contested: 2004 Summer Olympics
    The Men's 50 m Rifle competition in three positions at the 2004 Summer Olympics was held on August 22, 2004 at the Markópoulo Olympic Shooting Centre near Athens, Greece. The medallists were China's Jia Zhanbo, Michael Anti of the United States, and Austrian Christian Planer, after Anti's countryman Matthew Emmons had lost the lead by cross-firing his very last shot. The qualification round consists of a total of 120 shots, equally distributed on the prone, standing and kneeling positions, in that order. It was shot between 9:00 and 12:20 local time. The final in the Three positions event consists of ten shots from the standing position, and the Athens final began at 13:30 local time, the last event in the Final Hall. Matthew Emmons of the United States, who had already won the gold in the Prone event two days earlier, started out second and performed nine excellent shots, acquiring a three-point lead, which normally would be more than enough with only one shot remaining. However, Emmons cross-fired his last shot on Christian Planer's target, therefore scoring a 0.0 and finishing last in the final. The Czech rifle star Kateřina Kůrková was a commentator during the match and met
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    Alpine skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Women's downhill

    Alpine skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Women's downhill

    • Event: Women's Downhill
    • Venue: Whistler-Blackcomb
    • Olympic games contested: 2010 Winter Olympics
    The women's downhill competition of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics was held at Whistler Creekside in Whistler, British Columbia on February 17, 2010. The women's downhill course runs on the top part of Wildcard, then the bottom of Jimmy's Joker, then finishes out of the valley on Lower Franz's Run. Finally the course merges with the Dave Murray Downhill at the Grandstand finish. The course was labelled as extremely difficult for skiers and most training runs were cancelled due to weather conditions. This resulted in several accidents during the competition. The worst accident involved Swedish skier Anja Pärson, who lost balance on the last jump before the finish, which resulted in 60-metre (200 ft) flight and subsequent fall, however without serious health consequences. Earlier in the same place Swiss skier Dominique Gisin fell. Pärson would return the very next day to win the bronze in the super combined.
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    Basketball at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men

    Basketball at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men

    • Event: Men's basketball
    • Venue: Beijing Wukesong Culture & Sports Center
    • Olympic games contested: 2008 Summer Olympics
    The men's tournament of basketball at the 2008 Olympics at Beijing, China began on August 10 and ended on August 24, when the United States defeated Spain 118–107 for the gold medal. All games were held at the Wukesong Indoor Stadium. Ties are broken via the following the criteria, with the first option used first, all the way down to the last option: All times are local Beijing Time (GMT+8). All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8) The Americans got off to a start with the Spaniards hitting seven of their first nine shots; if not for a 10–0 run by LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, the Americans would have trailed in the first quarter. With USA leading by 14, Spain chipped away at the lead during the second quarter to cut the deficit to eight points. The team traded baskets in the third quarter, with Spain cutting the deficit further to seven. A three point field goal by Rudy Fernandez cut the lead into two, the smallest deficit with 8:13 left in the fourth. Kobe Bryant and Wade extended the lead with three-pointers to 103–92 but Spain had a final push, capped with another three-pointer from Carlos Jimenez to reduce the lead 108–104. In the final 2 minutes a three pointer by Dwyane
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    Rowing at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Men's eights

    Rowing at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Men's eights

    • Olympic games contested: 1912 Summer Olympics
    The men's eights was a rowing event held as part of the Rowing at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. It was the fourth appearance of the event. The competition was held from Wednesday, July 17, 1912 to Friday, July 19, 1912. Ninety-nine rowers from eight nations competed. The following boats and/or rowing clubs participated: The heats were held on Wednesday, July 17. Heat 1: 12 noon The boats kept in company as far as to Stenudden, where the Germans began to show in front, their stroke spurting directly afterwards. The Frenchmen made no response and were soon a length behind. Halfway up the course, however, they showed signs of attempting an answering spurt, but went to pieces - in parts. Their opponents rowed as if they meant to win, and as regards style, muscle and training, were quite superior to the Frenchmen, a fact they displayed still more during the last half of the race. The Germans rowed a stroke varying between 32-38 to the minute. The French, rowing from 40-28 per minute, never seriously threatened their opponents, who won by about four lengths. Heat 2: 12.20 p.m. Australia started at 44 for the first half minute, the Swedish keeping to 40. The perfectly trained
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    Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's 200 metre Individual Medley

    Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's 200 metre Individual Medley

    • Event: Women's 200m individual medley
    • Venue: Beijing National Aquatics Centre
    • Olympic games contested: 2008 Summer Olympics
    The women's 200 metre individual medley event at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on 11–13 August at the Beijing National Aquatics Center. This swimming event used medley swimming. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of four lengths of the pool. The first length was swum using the butterfly stroke, the second with the backstroke, the third length in breaststroke, and the fourth freestyle. Unlike other events using freestyle, swimmers could not use butterfly, backstroke, or breaststroke for the freestyle leg; most swimmers use the front crawl in freestyle events anyway. Five heats were held, with most containing the maximum number of swimmers (eight). The heat in which a swimmer competed did not formally matter for advancement, as the swimmers with the top sixteen times from the entire field qualified for the semifinals. Two semifinal heats of eight swimmers each were held. The swimmers with the eight fastest times again advanced to the finals; there, they all competed in a single final heat to earn final placements. The qualifying standards were for the 2008 event were 2:15.27 (A norm) and 2:20.00 (B norm). Nations with two or more swimmers
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    Biathlon at the 2006 Winter Olympics

    Biathlon at the 2006 Winter Olympics

    Biathlon at the 2006 Winter Olympics consisted of ten biathlon events. They were held at the Cesana-San Sicario arena. The events began on 11 February and ended on 25 February 2006. Approximately 6,500 spectators were expected by the organizing committee. In these games, biathlon events were open to both men and women but they raced in different distances in their own events. Men from 28 nations and women from 27 nations qualified to participate in the events. Only seven nations in total took home medals, Germany winning the most (5 gold, 4 silver, 2 bronze). Six biathletes won 3 medals each: Albina Akhatova, Kati Wilhelm, Martina Glagow, Michael Greis, Ole Einar Bjørndalen, and Sven Fischer. Greis won the most gold medals, with a total of three. The top 20 countries at the International Biathlon Union Nations Cup ranking of 2004–05 are permitted to pick four biathletes for each event, and five biathletes for the whole Olympics. The top five may send a sixth biathlete as a reserve. The countries seeded 21st to 28th (27th for women) may send a maximum of one biathlete. Other countries may not send biathletes unless the top 28 countries do not fill their quota. These restrictions
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    Athletics at the 1996 Summer Olympics - Men's pole vault

    Athletics at the 1996 Summer Olympics - Men's pole vault

    • Event: Men's Pole vault
    • Olympic games contested: 1996 Summer Olympics
    These are the official results of the Men's Pole Vault event at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1996 Summer Olympics. All three medalists set a new Olympic record. At first Igor Trandenkov, followed by Jean Galfione and Andrei Tivontchik.
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    Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 200 metres

    Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 200 metres

    • Event: Men's Athletics, 200m
    • Olympic games contested: 2008 Summer Olympics
    The Men's 200 metres at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on 18–20 August at the Beijing National Stadium. The qualifying standards were 20.59 s (A standard) and 20.75 s (B standard). Usain Bolt set a new world record of 19.30 s in the medal race and won by the largest margin of victory (0.52 s; after disqualifications 0.64 s) in an Olympic 200 m (Walter Tewksbury had a ca. 0.6 seconds margin in his victory in the first Olympic 200 m race in 1900). Controversy arose within minutes after the medal race when Wallace Spearmon, who finished third in 19.95 s was disqualified for stepping out of his lane. United States officials filed a protest, but conceded after seeing the video and noticing that silver medalist Churandy Martina (19.82 s) who had celebrated the second ever Olympic medal for the Netherlands Antilles, also may have stepped out of his lane. They filed an appeal to disqualify Martina, which after more than an hour of deliberation was granted, through which the United States obtained both the silver and bronze medals. On March 6, 2009, the Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected an appeal by the National Olympic Committee of the Netherlands Antilles against Martina's
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    Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 400 metre individual medley

    Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 400 metre individual medley

    • Event: Men's 400m individual medley
    • Venue: Beijing National Aquatics Centre
    • Olympic games contested: 2008 Summer Olympics
    The men's 400 metre individual medley event at the 2008 Olympic took place on 9-10 August at the Beijing National Aquatics Center. This swimming event used medley swimming. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of eight lengths of the pool. The first two lengths were swum using the butterfly stroke, the second pair with the backstroke, the third pair of lengths in breaststroke, and the final two were freestyle. Unlike other events using freestyle, swimmers could not use butterfly, backstroke, or breaststroke for the freestyle leg; most swimmers use the front crawl in freestyle events. Four heats were held, with most containing the maximum number of swimmers (eight). The heat in which a swimmer competed did not formally matter for advancement, as the swimmers with the top eight times from the entire field qualified for the final; there, they all competed in a single final heat to earn final placements. The qualifying standards were for the 2008 event were 4:18.40 (A norm) and 4:27.45 (B norm). Nations with two or more swimmers meeting the A standard could enter any two such swimmers; otherwise, they could enter a single swimmer meeting the B
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    Volleyball at the 1996 Summer Olympics - Men's volleyball

    Volleyball at the 1996 Summer Olympics - Men's volleyball

    • Event: Men's Volleyball
    • Venue: Stegeman Coliseum
    • Olympic games contested: 1996 Summer Olympics
    The 1996 Men's Olympic Volleyball Tournament was the 9th edition of the event, organized by the world's governing body, the FIVB in conjunction with the IOC. It was held in Atlanta and Athens, Georgia, United States from 21 July to 4 August 1996.
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    Volleyball at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's volleyball

    Volleyball at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's volleyball

    • Event: Women's Volleyball
    • Venue: Beijing Institute of Technology Gymnasium
    • Olympic games contested: 2008 Summer Olympics
    The women's tournament in volleyball at the 2008 Summer Olympics was held at Capital Indoor Stadium and Beijing Institute of Technology Gymnasium from 9 to 23 August 2008. The twelve competing teams were split equally into two pools of six teams. Each team played all other teams in their pool with the winning team gaining 2 points and the losing side 1 point. The top four teams from each pool progressed through to the quarterfinals. The rest of the tournament was a single-elimination bracket, with a bronze medal match held between the two semifinal losers. A total of 38 matches were played: 15 in each group, 4 quarterfinals, 2 semifinals, 1 bronze medal match, and 1 gold medal match. * The Asian Olympic qualification tournament and the World Olympic Qualification Tournament are combined into one event. The top 3 teams at the tournament will qualify as the medallists of the World Olympic Qualification Tournament while the best Asian team outside the top 3 will qualify as the Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament champion. All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8). The first four teams in each Preliminary Round pool advanced to the quarterfinals, eight teams in total. The format was
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    Ice hockey at the 1952 Winter Olympics

    Ice hockey at the 1952 Winter Olympics

    • Event: Men's Ice Hockey
    The Ice hockey tournament at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway was mainly played at the Jordal Amfi Arena, as well as the stadiums at Dælenenga, Kadettangen, Marienlyst and Lillestrøm. The Edmonton Mercurys represented Canada and won the gold medal. The tournament was nearly not played at all. In 1951 it was decided to drop hockey from the olympic program because of the controversies surrounding the 1948 games. However, at the IOC congress in Romania the same year, it was reinstated. Teams from Germany and Czechoslovakia rejoined the top level of international hockey this year. Nine nations played a round robin with the top three nations receiving medals at the end. Canada won their fifth Olympic title, and fifteenth World title. The USA tied their final game against Canada to finish one point ahead of both Sweden and Czechoslovakia, clinching the silver medal. Czechoslovakia and Sweden both finished with six wins and two losses, additionally, they had an equal goal differential of +29. The Czechs had defeated the Swedes four to nothing on the final day, and believed that they had won the Olympic bronze, and the European Championship. However, organizers decided that they
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    Shooting at the 2000 Summer Olympics - Men's skeet

    Shooting at the 2000 Summer Olympics - Men's skeet

    • Event: Men's Skeet
    • Olympic games contested: 2000 Summer Olympics
    The men's skeet shooting competition at the 2000 Summer Olympics was the last shooting event of the Sydney Games, held on 22 and 23 September. Mykola Milchev of Ukraine became the first shooter to hit all 150 targets at an Olympic competition in skeet. Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows. The qualification round comprised 75 targets on day 1, and 50 targets on day 2. EOR Equalled Olympic record – EWR Equalled World record – Q Qualified for final EWR Equalled World record – OR Olympic record
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    Speed skating at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Men's team pursuit

    Speed skating at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Men's team pursuit

    • Event: Men's Team Pursuit
    • Venue: Richmond Olympic Oval
    • Olympic games contested: 2010 Winter Olympics
    The men's team pursuit speed skating competition of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics was held at Richmond Olympic Oval on 26th and 27th February 2010. Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows. The following new Olympic records were set during this competition.
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    Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics - Men's discus throw

    Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics - Men's discus throw

    • Olympic games contested: 1908 Summer Olympics
    The men's discus throw was one of six throwing events on the Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme in London. The competition was held on July 16, 1908. 42 throwers from eleven nations competed. These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1908 Summer Olympics. (*) unofficial
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    Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's 10,000 metres

    Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's 10,000 metres

    • Event: Men's Athletics, 10000m
    • Olympic games contested: 2004 Summer Olympics
    The men's 10,000 metres was one of 23 track events of the athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics, in Athens. It was contested at the Athens Olympic Stadium on August 20, by a total of 24 athletes from 14 nations. No preliminary rounds were held at this distance, since the number of competitors allowed a direct final. The Ethiopians were in control throughout the distance. A leading group of five runners crystallised. As Bekele and Sihine turned up the pace with two kilometres left, Tadese, Kiprop and reigning champion Gebrselassie, who was running with a calf injury, were not able to keep up. Bekele, the world record holder, assured his victory with a brilliant Olympic record finish (27:05.10 minutes), completing the final 400 metres in less than 54 seconds. The Olympic qualification period for the athletics ran from January 1, 2003 to August 9, 2004. For this event, each National Olympic Committee (NOC) was permitted to enter up to three athletes, provided they had run below 27:49.00 minutes during this period in IAAF-sanctioned meetings or tournaments. If an NOC had no athletes qualified under this standard, it could enter up to one athlete that had run below 28:06.00
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    Cycling at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's team pursuit

    Cycling at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's team pursuit

    • Event: Men's Track cycling, Team Pursuit (4000m)
    • Venue: Laoshan Velodrome
    • Olympic games contested: 2008 Summer Olympics
    The men's team pursuit at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place between August 17 and 18, at the Laoshan Velodrome. This track cycling event consisted of multiple rounds. Cyclists competed in teams of four. In the first round, each team performed a time trial on the 4 kilometer track. Times were recorded based on the third rider of each team. The top eight teams in the qualifying round advanced to the match round. In that round, teams were paired off based on the seeding from the qualifying round. The winners of the four matches advanced to the final round, while the losers were ranked according to their times in the match round (5th to 8th). The top two winning times from the match round advanced their teams to the gold medal final while the slower two winners competed in the bronze medal final. Great Britain automatically qualified a team because of their victory at the 2008 UCI Track Cycling World Championships. They also won the late 2007 World Cup event in Sydney, affording another place based on UCI rankings. This extra place was given to Colombia. No B World Championship was held in this event. * = Competed in preliminary round only 4,000 meter team time trial, with the top 8
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    Handball at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's tournament

    Handball at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's tournament

    • Event: Men's handball
    • Olympic games contested: 2008 Summer Olympics
    The men's handball tournament at the 2008 Summer Olympics was held from August 10 to August 24, at the Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium and National Indoor Stadium in Beijing. Twelve nations are represented in the men's tournament. The four best teams from each group advanced to the quarterfinal round, 5th and 6th teams in each group are classified 9th-12th by the results of their group matches. The losers of quarterfinal matches competed in the 5th-8th classification matches by the same elimination system as the winners of the quarterfinals. This event was the last to be completed in the 2008 Summer Olympics. The draw for the groups was held 16 June 2008. All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8) All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8) All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)
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    Sailing at the 1964 Summer Olympics

    Sailing at the 1964 Summer Olympics

    Sailing/Yachting is a Olympic sport starting from the Games of the 1st Olympiad (1896 Olympics in Athens Greece. With the exception of 1904 and possible 1916 sailing was always a part of the Olympic program. The Sailing program of 1964 consisted of a total of five sailing classes (disciplines). For each class seven races were scheduled from 12 October, to 23 October 1964 of the coast of Enoshima in Sagami Bay. The sailing was done on the triangular type Olympic courses. At the IOC session in 1959, Japan stated that yachting would take place in the port of Yokohama, as was the plan for 1940. Later when it became clear that that yokohame was not suitable for the Olympic sailing regatta's anymore it was decided that yachting events would be held off the coats of Enoshima Island in Kanagawa Prefecture on the bay of Sagami. To meet the requirement at Enoshima it was decided to build a large scale harbour at Enoshima for the 1964 Olympics. The construction of a yacht harbor on the island was started in May 1961 and finished in July 1964. The total construction cost were: US$6,027,778. A total of three race areas were created in Sagami bay. The Japanese Sea Self-Defense Forces vessels
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    50 metre pistol

    50 metre pistol

    50 metre pistol, formerly and unofficially still often called free pistol, is one of the ISSF shooting events. It provides the purest precision shooting among the pistol events, and is one of the oldest shooting types, dating back to the 19th century and only having seen marginal rule changes since the 1930s. The pistol used must be in caliber .22 using .22 Long Rifle ammunition, may only be loaded with one round at a time, and have conventional "open" or "iron" sights (i.e. optical and laser sights are not allowed). It must also be operated by one hand and not supported by any other part of the shooter's body. Apart from that, there are practically no rules for the pistol, explaining the former name of the event. Trigger weight may be as low as the shooter pleases, the grip may be designed in any way to enhance comfortable ergonomic fit as long as it doesn't touch the wrist for support, and there are no restrictions on size and weight. Precision pistols with long barrels, grips fitted to the shooter's hand, very light trigger pull, etc., are often themselves called free pistols. The course of fire is 60 shots within a maximum time of two hours. The target is the same as in 25
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    Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics - Men's standing high jump

    Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics - Men's standing high jump

    • Event: Standing High Jump
    • Olympic games contested: 1904 Summer Olympics
    The men's standing high jump was a track and field athletics event held as part of the Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme. It was the second time the event was held. It was held on August 31, 1904. 5 athletes from 2 nations competed. Ray Ewry continued his dominance of the standing jumps at the Olympics, successfully defending his championships in this one as well as the other two. These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1904 Summer Olympics.
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    Football at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's tournament

    Football at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's tournament

    • Event: Women's football
    • Olympic games contested: 2008 Summer Olympics
    The women's association football tournament at the 2008 Summer Olympics was held in Beijing and four other cities in China from 6 August to 21 August. Associations affiliated with FIFA were invited to send their full women's national teams. For these Games, the women competed in a 12-team tournament. Preliminary matches commenced on 6 August, two days before the Opening Ceremony of the Games. The teams were grouped into three pools of four teams each for a round-robin preliminary round. The top two teams in each pool, as well as the best two third-place finishing teams, advanced to an eight-team single-elimination bracket. The tournament was won by the United States, which beat Brazil 1–0 in the gold medal game. Carli Lloyd scored the game-winning goal in the 96th minute for the United States, which collected their third Olympic gold medal. A National Olympic Committee may enter one women's team for the football competition. The women's tournament is a full international tournament with no restrictions on age. Each nation must submit a squad of 18 players by 23 July 2008. A minimum of two goalkeepers (plus one optional alternate goalkeeper) must be included in the squad. Group
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    Gymnastics at the 1896 Summer Olympics - Men's parallel bars

    Gymnastics at the 1896 Summer Olympics - Men's parallel bars

    • Event: Men's Parallel bars
    • Olympic games contested: 1896 Summer Olympics
    The men's parallel bars was one of eight gymnastics events on the Gymnastics at the 1896 Summer Olympics programme. The parallel bars event was held on 10 April, the seventh gymnastics event to be held. 18 gymnasts from five nations competed, with the judges announcing Alfred Flatow as the winner and Louis Zutter as the runner-up.
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    Ski jumping at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Normal hill individual

    Ski jumping at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Normal hill individual

    • Event: Men's Individual Normal Hill
    • Venue: Whistler Olympic Park
    • Olympic games contested: 2010 Winter Olympics
    The men's normal hill individual ski jumping competition for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada was held on 12 and 13 February, 2010 at Whistler Olympic Park in Whistler, British Columbia. It was the first medal event of the 2010 Games. Sixty-one athletes took part in the qualifying round of the competition, from which 50 athletes advanced to the two competition rounds. Swiss athlete Simon Ammann had the longest jumps in both competition rounds, winning the gold medal. The silver medal was won by Polish jumper Adam Małysz who had the third best results in both the first and second competition rounds. German jumper Michael Uhrmann was in second place following the first jump, but did poorly on his second jump and ended up fifth in the overall standings. Gregor Schlierenzauer of Austria moved up from seventh place to win the bronze medal after jumping a full 5 meters (16 ft) longer on his second attempt. The men's normal hill individual ski jumping competition for the 2010 Winter Olympics was held on 12 and 13 February, 2010 at Whistler Olympic Park in Whistler, British Columbia. It was the first medal event of the 2010 Games. A normal hill in ski jumping is defined as a
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    Speed Skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics - Women's 5000m

    Speed Skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics - Women's 5000m

    • Event: Women's 5000 m
    • Olympic games contested: 2006 Winter Olympics
    The Women's 5000 m speed skating competition at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy was held on 25 February Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows. No new world or Olympic records were set during this competition.
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    Volleyball at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's beach volleyball

    Volleyball at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's beach volleyball

    • Event: Men's Beach Volleyball
    • Venue: Chaoyang Park Beach Volleyball Ground
    • Olympic games contested: 2008 Summer Olympics
    The men's Olympic beach volleyball tournament at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing took place at the Beach Volleyball Ground at Chaoyang Park from August 9 to August 22. Each of the 24 pairs in the tournament was placed in one of six groups of four teams apiece, and played a round-robin within that pool. The top two teams in each pool advanced to the Round of 16. The six third-place teams were ranked against each other, with ties being broken by the ratio of points won to lost. The best two advanced to the Round of 16, while the other four played two matches (#3 vs. #6 and #4 vs. #5) with the winners of those two matches advancing as well. The losers of those matches, along with the fourth-place teams in each group, were eliminated. The 16 teams that advanced to the elimination rounds played a single-elimination tournament with a bronze medal match between the semifinal losers. The top eight finishes that a team had from January 1, 2007, to July 20, 2008, on the Swatch FIVB World Tour (2007 and 2008), SWATCH FIVB World Championships (2007) and on FIVB recognised Continental Championship Finals, counted towards Olympic qualification for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. There were
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    Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics - Men's hammer throw

    Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics - Men's hammer throw

    • Event: Men's Hammer throw
    • Olympic games contested: 1908 Summer Olympics
    The men's hammer throw was one of six throwing events on the Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme in London. The competition was held on July 14, 1908. 19 throwers from eight nations competed. These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to this competition. (*) unofficial John Flanagan set a new Olympic record with 51.92 metres.
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    Diving at the 1904 Summer Olympics - Plunge for distance

    • Event: Plunge for distance
    • Olympic games contested: 1904 Summer Olympics
    The plunge for distance was an underwater diving event held as part of the diving at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme. The competition was held on Monday, September 5, 1904. It was the first time diving events were held at the Olympics. Five divers, all from the United States, competed. Plunge for distance did not appear in any subsequent Olympic Games. Plunge for distance was a diving long jump. Competitors dove into the pool from a standing position and their attained distance was measured after either 60 seconds passed or their head broke the surface, whichever came first. Divers could not propel themselves through the water after the initial dive as they were required to remain motionless... http://www.facebook.com/pages/Australian-Plunge-for-Distance-Diving-Association/108107359278348
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    Sailing at the 1912 Summer Olympics - 6 metre class

    Sailing at the 1912 Summer Olympics - 6 metre class

    • Olympic games contested: 1912 Summer Olympics
    The 6 Metre was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1912 Summer Olympics program in Nynäshamn. Two races were scheduled plus eventual sail-off's. 27 sailors, on 9 boats, from 9 nation entered. DNS = Did Not Start = Male, = Female The following prizes were handed out:
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    Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics - Men's 3200 metre steeplechase

    Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics - Men's 3200 metre steeplechase

    • Event: Men's Athletics, 3200m Steeplechase
    • Olympic games contested: 1908 Summer Olympics
    The men's 3,200 metres steeplechase was held for the only time at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London. The competition was held on July 17, 1908 and July 18, 1908. The races were held on a track of 536.45 metres=⁄3 mile in circumference. There were six heats of the first round, with the winners of those heats competing in the final. 24 runners from 6 nations competed; eleven from Great Britain, eight from the United States, two from Canada, two from France, one from Hungary, and one from Italy. These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1908 Summer Olympics. (*) The distance of this race was 2500 metres and the track was 500 metres in circumference. (**) The distance of this race was 2590 metres and the track was 536.45 metres=⁄3 mile in circumference. All first round heats were held on Friday, July 17, 1908. Heat 1 Russell won easily, with Cartasegna being the only other competitor to finish. Downing was disqualified for incorrectly clearing the first water jump, Ragueneau retired on the second lap, and Carr injured his ankle. Heat 2 Eisele was the only one to finish. Fleurac led early, but was caught before the water jump and pulled up lame, while
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    Speed Skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics - Men's 5000m

    Speed Skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics - Men's 5000m

    • Event: Speed skating - Men's 5000m
    • Olympic games contested: 2006 Winter Olympics
    The Men's 5000 m speed skating competition at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy was held on 11 February, the first day of competition at the Olympics. The American Chad Hedrick, a former inline skater, began his quest to emulate Eric Heiden by taking five gold medals by racing a time of 6:14.68, 0.02 second behind the four-year-old Olympic record of Jochem Uytdehaage, which was enough to clinch gold. Dutchman Sven Kramer won the silver medal, 1.72 seconds adrift, while home skater Enrico Fabris claimed Italy's first medal by skating home the bronze in the very last pair. Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows. No new world or Olympic records were set during this competition. Although, American Chad Hedrick missed out on the Olympic record by just 0.02 second. Skater in inner pair on first lap listed first
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    Swimming

    Swimming

    Swimming is a water based sport governed by the Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA). Swimming has been recorded since prehistoric times; the earliest recording of swimming dates back to Stone Age paintings from around 7,000 years ago. Written references date from 2000 BC. Some of the earliest references to swimming include the Gilgamesh, the Iliad, the Odyssey, the Bible, Beowulf, and other sagas. In 1778, Nikolaus Wynmann, a German professor of languages, wrote the first swimming book, The Swimmer or A Dialogue on the Art of Swimming (Der Schwimmer oder ein Zweigespräch über die Schwimmkunst). Competitive swimming as we know it today started in the United States started around 1800, mostly using breaststroke. Many Americans often used swimming competitions to settle differences in the frontier, such as property rights. In 1873, John Arthur Trudgen introduced the trudgen to Western swimming competitions, after copying the front crawl used by Native Americans. Due to a British dislike of splashing, Trudgen employed a scissor kick instead of the front crawl's flutter kick. Swimming was part of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 in Athens. In 1902 Richmond Cavill
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    Swimming at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Women's 100 metre freestyle

    Swimming at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Women's 100 metre freestyle

    • Event: Women's 100m freestyle
    • Olympic games contested: 1912 Summer Olympics
    The women's 100 metre freestyle was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. It was the first appearance of a women's event in Olympic swimming, followed closely by the 4x100 metre free relay. The competition was held from Monday July 8, 1912 to Friday July 12, 1912. Twenty-seven swimmers from eight nations competed. Durack also won the gold medal, with compatriot Wylie close behind for silver. These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1912 Summer Olympics. Belle Moore, swimming in the first heat, set the first Olympic record with 1:29.8 minutes. In the second heat Daisy Curwen bettered the record with 1:23.6 minutes. And in the fourth heat Fanny Durack set a new world record with 1:19.8 minutes. The top two in each heat advanced along with the fastest loser overall. Heat 1 Heat 2 Heat 3 Heat 4 Heat 5 The top two from each heat and the faster of the two third place swimmers advanced. Semifinal 1 Semifinal 2 Curwen had to undergo an operation for appendicitis and missed the final. Rosenberg advanced to the final to replace her.
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    Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's 4 x 100 metre medley relay

    Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's 4 x 100 metre medley relay

    • Event: Women's 4x100m medley relay
    • Olympic games contested: 2008 Summer Olympics
    The women's 4×100 metre medley relay event at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on 15th (qualification) and 17 August (final) at the Beijing National Aquatics Centre. This swimming event used medley swimming as a relay. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, each of the four swimmers completed two lengths of the pool. Each swimmer used a different stroke. The first on each team swam backstroke, the second used the breaststroke, the third swam butterfly stroke, and the final swimmer used freestyle (restricted to not allow any of the first three strokes to be used, though nearly all swimmers use front crawl regardless). The first swimmer had to touch the wall before the next could leave the starting block, and so forth; timing of the starts was thus important. Two heats were held, with each containing the maximum number of teams (eight). The heat in which a team competed did not formally matter for advancement, as the teams with the top eight times from the entire field qualified for the final; there, they all competed in a single final heat to earn final placements. A team could use different swimmers in the final than had swum in the heats. 16 nations competed at
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    Volleyball at the 1980 Summer Olympics – Men's volleyball

    Volleyball at the 1980 Summer Olympics – Men's volleyball

    The 1980 Men's Olympic Volleyball Tournament was the 5th edition of the event, organized by the world's governing body, the FIVB in conjunction with the IOC. It was held in Moscow, Soviet Union from 20 July to 1 August 1980. * Tunisia and China withdrew from the tournament because of the US-led boycott. They were replaced by  Libya and  Czechoslovakia.
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    Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics - Men's discus throw

    Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics - Men's discus throw

    • Event: Men's Discus throw
    • Olympic games contested: 1904 Summer Olympics
    The men's discus throw was a track and field athletics event held as part of the Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme. It was the third time the event was held. The competition was held on Saturday, September 3, 1904. Six athletes from two nations competed. Sheridan and Rose tied for the lead, both throwing 39.28 metres to jointly set a new Olympic record. A throw-off determined the eventual champion. These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1904 Summer Olympics. (*) unofficial At first Ralph Rose set a new Olympic record with 39.28 metres, later Martin Sheridan equalized his record.
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    Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics - Men's 3500 metre walk

    Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics - Men's 3500 metre walk

    • Event: Men's 3500m Walk
    • Olympic games contested: 1908 Summer Olympics
    The men's 3500 metre walk race was held for the only time at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London. The competition was held on Tuesday, July 14, 1908. It was held in two rounds. There were three heats in the first round, with the top three in each heat advancing to the final. 23 racewalkers from eight nations competed. Heat 1 Larner led the entire race. Heat 2 Webb had little competition, leading from the start and winning by nearly 2 minutes. Heat 3 As in the other two heats, the winner led from the beginning. Unlike in the others, however, this race became close as Harrison made a late attempt to pass Goulding. Goulding finished strongly to fend off Harrison, winning by 10 seconds. Webb, Goulding, and Harrison were the early leaders. Harrison was disqualified shortly after Larner passed him. By the end of the first mile, the top four spots had solidified into the final positions. Larner had passed the field, bumping Webb to second place, while Kerr had managed to overtake Goulding.
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    Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Men's 400 metres

    Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Men's 400 metres

    • Event: Men's Athletics, 400m
    • Olympic games contested: 1912 Summer Olympics
    The men's 400 metres was a track and field athletics event held as part of the Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. It was the fifth appearance of the event, which is one of 12 athletics events to have been held at every Summer Olympics. The competition was held on Friday, July 12, 1912 and on Saturday, July 13, 1912. Forty-nine runners from 16 nations competed. These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1912 Summer Olympics. (*) unofficial 440 yards (= 402.34 m) (**) This track was 536.45 metres=⁄3 mile in circumference. The Olympic record of 48.4 seconds, set at the previous Olympics, fell in the final. Charles Reidpath broke the record with a 48.2 second performance. Hanns Braun also broke the old record and Edward Lindberg tied it, en route to silver and bronze medals, respectively. All heats were held on Friday, July 12, 1912. Heat 1 Heat 2 Heat 3 Heat 4 Heat 5 Heat 6 Heat 7 Heat 8 Heat 9 Heat 10 Heat 11 Heat 12 Heat 13 Heat 14 Heat 15 All semi-finals were held on Friday, July 12, 1912. Semifinal 1 Semifinal 2 Semifinal 3 Semifinal 4 Semifinal 5 The final was held on Saturday, July 13, 1912.
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    Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Men's 4x400 metre relay

    Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Men's 4x400 metre relay

    • Olympic games contested: 1912 Summer Olympics
    The men's 4 x 400 metres relay was a track and field athletics event held as part of the Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. It was the debut of the event, which along with the 4x100 metre relay marked the first relays of equal legs in the athletics programme (a medley relay had been held in 1908). The competition was held on Sunday, July 14, 1912 and on Monday, July 15, 1912. Twenty-eight runners from seven nations competed. These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1912 Summer Olympics. The British squad, running in the first semifinal, set the best time of the semifinal round with 3:19.0 minutes. It was bettered by the Americans in the final, as they took the gold medal and set a new world record in 3:16.6 minutes. All semifinals were held on Sunday, July 14, 1912. Semifinal 1 Semifinal 2 Semifinal 3 The final was held on Monday, July 15, 1912.
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    Equestrian at the 1900 Summer Olympics - High jump

    Equestrian at the 1900 Summer Olympics - High jump

    • Event: Equestrian, High Jump
    • Olympic games contested: 1900 Summer Olympics
    In the equestrian events at the 1900 Summer Olympics, 18 competitors entered the high jump competition, though only five are known by name. Of the remaining 13, 6 were French, 3 Belgian, 1 Russian, and 3 Italian.
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    Field hockey at the 1996 Summer Olympics - Women's tournament

    Field hockey at the 1996 Summer Olympics - Women's tournament

    • Olympic games contested: 1996 Summer Olympics
    The women's Olympic field hockey tournament at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States was held in Morris Brown College Stadium and ran from Saturday, July 20 to Thursday, August 1. Three nations automatically qualified for the 5th edition of the women's Olympic field hockey tournament: The five remaining spots were taken by the first five countries of the 1995 Olympic qualifying tournament in Cape Town, South Africa:
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    Golf at the 1904 Summer Olympics - Men's individual

    Golf at the 1904 Summer Olympics - Men's individual

    • Event: Men's Golf
    • Olympic games contested: 1904 Summer Olympics
    The men's individual was a golf event held as part of the Golf at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme. It was the second time the event was held at the Olympics, though it took a much different format than the 1900 golf tournament. 75 golfers from 2 nations competed. The competition was held from September 19, 1904 to September 24, 1904. The top 32 golfers advanced to match play.
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    Sailing at the 1912 Summer Olympics - 8 metre class

    Sailing at the 1912 Summer Olympics - 8 metre class

    • Olympic games contested: 1912 Summer Olympics
    The 8 Metre was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1912 Summer Olympics program in Nynäshamn. Two races were scheduled plus eventual sail-off's. 41 sailors, on 8 boats, from 5 nation entered. DNS = Did Not Start = Male, = Female The following prizes were handed out:
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    Sailing at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Star

    Sailing at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Star

    The Star was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1964 Summer Olympics program in Enoshima. Seven races were scheduled. 34 sailors, on 17 boats, from 17 nations competed. DNF = Did Not Finish, DNS= Did Not Start, DSQ = Disqualified = Male, = Female Of the total of three race areas were needed during the Olympics in Enoshima. Each of the classes was using the same scoring system. The Westerly course area was used for the Star.
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    Alpine skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Men's Super Combined

    Alpine skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Men's Super Combined

    • Event: Men's Super Combined
    • Venue: Whistler-Blackcomb
    • Olympic games contested: 2010 Winter Olympics
    The men's super combined competition of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics was held at Whistler Creekside in Whistler, British Columbia. The competition was scheduled for February 16, but was postponed due weather delays in preceding races; it was held five days later on February 21. American athlete Bode Miller won his only Olympic gold medal, Ivica Kostelić of Croatia won silver, and Silvan Zurbriggen of Switzerland took the bronze. One major change in this event for the 2010 Olympics was the switch from a traditional dedicated "combined" (K), taking place over one or two days and involving a downhill run and two slalom runs (as the combined had been since its reintroduction to the Olympics in 1988), to a one-day "super combined" (SC), consisting of a downhill run in the morning and one slalom run in the afternoon. The super combined format lessens the advantage of the slalom specialists.
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    Football at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's tournament

    Football at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's tournament

    • Event: Men's football
    • Olympic games contested: 2008 Summer Olympics
    The men's association football tournament at the 2008 Summer Olympics was held in Beijing and four other cities in the People's Republic of China from 7 August to 23 August. Associations affiliated with FIFA were invited to enter their men's U-23 teams in regional qualifying competitions, from which 15 teams, plus the host nation, reached the final tournament. Men's teams were allowed to augment their squads with up to three players over the age of 23. For these Games, the men competed in a 16-team tournament. Preliminary matches commenced on 7 August, the day before the Games' opening ceremony. The teams were grouped into four pools of four teams each for a round-robin preliminary round. The top two teams in each pool advanced to an eight-team single-elimination bracket. The tournament was won by Argentina, who beat Nigeria 1–0 in the final, as part of a record streak of 12 consecutive wins in football competitions at the Summer Olympics (six wins in 2004, six wins in 2008). A National Olympic Committee may enter one men's team in football competitions. For the men's tournament, each nation submitted a squad of 18 players, 15 of whom had to be born on or after 1 January 1985, and
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    Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics - Men's pole vault

    Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics - Men's pole vault

    • Event: Men's Pole vault
    • Olympic games contested: 1904 Summer Olympics
    The men's pole vault was a track and field athletics event held as part of the Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme. It was the third time the event was held. Seven pole vaulters from two nations participated. The competition was held on Saturday, September 3, 1904. These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1904 Summer Olympics. (*) unofficial Charles Dvorak set a new Olympic record of 3.50 metres. All 5 of the vaulters whose results are known bested the previous Olympic record.
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    Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics - Men's Greek discus

    Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics - Men's Greek discus

    • Event: Greek Discus
    • Olympic games contested: 1908 Summer Olympics
    The men's Greek-style discus throw was one of six throwing events on the Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme in London. The competition was held on July 18, 1908. In the Greek-style event, throwers hurled the discus from atop a rectangular platform raised above the ground. Throwing style was strictly prescribed by the rules of the event. The event had been contested at the 1906 Summer Olympics, but was not held again after 1908.
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    Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Men's 200 metres

    Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Men's 200 metres

    • Event: Men's Athletics, 200m
    • Olympic games contested: 1912 Summer Olympics
    The men's 200 metres was a track and field athletics event held as part of the Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. It was the fourth appearance of the event, which has appeared at every edition of the Summer Olympics since the 1900 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on July 10, 1912 and on July 11, 1912. 61 runners from 19 nations competed. These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1912 Summer Olympics. (*) unofficial 220 yards (= 201.17 m) (**) straight course Ralph Craig's 21.7 second performance was ⁄10 of a second off the Olympic record of 21.6 seconds, set in 1904. All heats were held on Wednesday, July 10, 1912. Heat 1 Heat 2 Heat 3 Heat 4 Heat 5 Heat 6 Heat 7 Heat 8 Heat 9 Heat 10 Heat 11 Heat 12 Heat 13 Heat 14 Heat 15 Heat 16 Heat 17 Heat 18 All semi-finals were held on Wednesday, July 10, 1912. Semifinal 1 Semifinal 2 Semifinal 3 Semifinal 4 Semifinal 5 Semifinal 6 The final was held on Thursday, July 11, 1912.
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    Diving at the 1908 Summer Olympics - Men's 3 metre springboard

    • Event: Men's 3 metre springboard
    • Olympic games contested: 1908 Summer Olympics
    The men's 3 metre springboard, also known as the fancy diving competition, was one of two diving events on the Diving at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme, along with the men's 10 metre platform. The competition was actually held from both 3 metre and 1 metre boards. Divers performed a running plain dive and a running forward somersault from the 1 metre board, a one-and-a-half somersault and a backward spring and forward dive from the 3 metre board, and three dives of the competitor's choice from the 3 metre board. The competition was held on Tuesday July 14, 1908 and Saturday July 18, 1908. Twenty-three divers from eight nations competed. The two divers who scored the greatest number of points in each group of the first round advanced to the semifinals. A tie in the third group for second place resulted in both divers joining the group winner in advancing, for a total of 11 divers in the semifinals. Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5 The two divers from each semifinal with the highest scores advanced to the final. Semifinal 1 Semifinal 2 A tie for third place resulted in both divers receiving bronze medals.
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    Rowing at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's quadruple sculls

    Rowing at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's quadruple sculls

    • Event: Men's Quadruple sculls without coxswain
    • Olympic games contested: 2008 Summer Olympics
    Men's quadruple sculls competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing was held from August 10 to 17, at the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park. This rowing event is a quadruple scull event, meaning that each boat is propelled by four rowers. The "scull" portion means that each rower uses two oars, one on each side of the boat; this contrasts with sweep rowing in which each rower has one oar and rows on only one side. The competition consisted of multiple rounds. Finals were held to determine the placing of each boat; these finals were given letters with those nearer to the beginning of the alphabet meaning a better ranking. Semifinals were named based on which finals they fed, with each semifinal having two possible finals. During the first round three heats were held. The top three boats in each heat advanced to the A/B semifinals, with all others going to the repechage. In the repechage, four boats raced for three spots in the A/B semifinals, with the top three advancing and the fourth place boat getting an overall rank of 13th of 13 boats competing in the event. Only A/B semifinals were held. For each of the two semifinal races, the top three boats moved on to the better of
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    Ski jumping at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Large hill individual

    Ski jumping at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Large hill individual

    • Event: Men's Individual Large Hill
    • Venue: Whistler Olympic Park
    • Olympic games contested: 2010 Winter Olympics
    The Men's large hill individual ski jumping competition for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada was held at Whistler Olympic Park in Whistler, British Columbia. It started on 19 February and ended on 20 February. Austria's Thomas Morgenstern was the defending Olympic champion in this event. Andreas Küttel of Switzerland was the defending world champion in this event. Two test events took place at the Olympic venue on 24-25 January 2009, both won by Austria's Gregor Schlierenzauer. On the 25th, Schlierenzauer set the hill jumping record with a jump of 149.0 metres (488.8 ft) which was also tied by Finland's Ville Larinto. The last World Cup event in this format prior to the 2010 Games took place on 6 February 2010 in Willingen, Germany and was won by Schlierenzauer. A qualifying round for this event took place on 19 February with a trial qualification at 08:30 PST and a qualification round at 10:00 PST the same day. ^ 1: These skiers were pre-qualified; they did perform jumps in the qualification round, but were not ranked with the non-pre-qualified jumpers. The final took place on 20 February. Consisting of two jumps, the top thirty jumpers after the first jump qualify
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    Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Men's decathlon

    Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Men's decathlon

    • Event: Men's Decathlon
    • Olympic games contested: 1912 Summer Olympics
    The men's decathlon was a track and field athletics event held as part of the athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. It was the second time the event, which debuted at the 1904 Summer Olympics, was held. The competition was held from Saturday, July 13, 1912 to Monday, July 15, 1912. Twenty-nine decathletes from twelve nations competed. Thorpe's gold medal was stripped by the International Olympic Committee in 1913, after the IOC learned that Thorpe had played professional baseball, violating Olympic amateurism rules, before the 1912 Games. This moved everyone else up in the rankings. In 1982, the IOC was convinced that the disqualification had been improper, as no protest against Thorpe's eligibility had been brought within the required 30 days, and reinstated Thorpe's medals. Wieslander, Lomberg, and Holmér, however, were declared to still be gold, silver, and bronze medalists, respectively. This made Thorpe and Wieslander co-champions. Avery Brundage, president of the IOC from 1952 to 1972, competed in the decathlon finishing in 16th place. Brundage did not start in the last two events of the competition. 6 of the 29 starters did not appear for the fourth event. 5 more
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    Skeleton at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Women's

    Skeleton at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Women's

    • Event: Women's Skeleton
    • Venue: Whistler Sliding Centre
    • Olympic games contested: 2010 Winter Olympics
    The women's skeleton event at the 2010 Winter Olympics took place at the Whistler Sliding Centre on 18–19 February. The competition was won by British athlete Amy Williams, who set new course records for the track on her first and third runs. Williams, who had never before won a World Cup or World Championship event, became the first British athlete to win a solo Winter Olympic gold medal in 30 years. German sliders Kerstin Szymkowiak and Anja Huber won the silver and bronze medals respectively. Williams' teammate Shelley Rudman, who had won the silver medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics, and Canadian Melissa Hollingsworth, both of whom had been expected to be in medal contention, were disappointed. Williams' victory was not without controversy, as the United States and Canada filed complaints with the judges related to Williams' helmet. However, judges ruled that ridges in her helmet did not violate International Bobsleigh and Tobogganing Federation (FIBT) rules, and rejected the complaints. The Whistler Sliding Centre in Whistler, British Columbia was the site of women's skeleton at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada. The track was constructed between 2005 and 2008, and
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    Cycling at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's individual road race

    Cycling at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's individual road race

    • Event: Women's Road cycling, individual road race
    • Venue: Urban Road Cycling Course
    • Olympic games contested: 2008 Summer Olympics
    The women's road race was one of the cycling events at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. It took place on 10 August 2008, featuring 66 women from 33 countries. It was the seventh appearance of an Olympic women's road race event and featured a longer course than any of the previous six races. The race was run on the Urban Road Cycling Course (one of Beijing's nine temporary venues), which is 102.6 kilometres (63.8 mi) in its entirety. Including a second lap around the 23.8 km (14.8 mi) final circuit, the total distance of the women's race was 126.4 km (78.5 mi), less than half the length of the men's race. Heavy rain during the entire race made conditions difficult for the competitors. A group of five was able to break away during the final lap and worked together until the final sprint, where Nicole Cooke placed herself in position to win the race. Cooke earned Great Britain's first medal at these Games and 200th Olympic gold medal overall. Emma Johansson of Sweden and Tatiana Guderzo of Italy, finishing second and third place with the same time as Cooke, received silver and bronze medals respectively. The race also marked the first positive drug test of the 2008 Olympic
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    Diving at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Men's 10 metre platform

    Diving at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Men's 10 metre platform

    • Event: Men's 10 metre platform
    • Olympic games contested: 1912 Summer Olympics
    The men's 10 metre platform, also known as plain and variety diving combined competition, was one of four diving events on the Diving at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. The competition was held from Friday July 12, 1912 to Monday July 15, 1912. Twenty-three divers from seven nations competed. The competition was actually held from both 10 metre and 5 metre platforms. Divers performed a standing plain dive and a running plain dive from the 10 metre platform, a running plain dive and a backward somersault from the 5 metre platform, and three dives of the competitor's choice from the 10 metre platform. Five judges scored each diver, giving two results. Each judge gave an ordinal placing for each diver in a group, with the five scores being summed to give a total ordinal points score. The judges also gave scores more closely resembling the modern scoring system. The two divers who scored the smallest number of points in each group of the first round plus the two best scoring non-qualified divers of all groups advanced to the final. Ordinal placings were used to rank divers within the group, but were not used to determine qualification. Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 In the final, ordinal
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    Football at the 1936 Summer Olympics

    Football at the 1936 Summer Olympics

    The 1936 Olympic football tournament, won by Italy, has come to share an affinity with the political backdrop against which it was being played. In terms of the history of football, however, the tournament suffered as a reaction to the development of the FIFA World Cup. The introduction of the first FIFA World Cup in 1930 (which had, in itself lead to the absence of a football tournament from the 1932 Games programme) led to a devaluation in the strength of each subsequent Olympic football tournament. Competing nations would from now on only be permitted to play their best players if those players were amateur or (where national associations were assisted by interested states to traverse such a rule) where professional players were state-sponsored. The reinstatement of Olympic football was ensured in 1936 because the German organisers were confident that such a competition would be justified by the income it would generate. The fear that any failure by the host side would result in a loss of income had been a matter of contention despite the fact that going into the competition Germany were one of the favourites. (They had only lost at home once in three years). In the event, the
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    Speed skating at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Women's 5000 metres

    Speed skating at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Women's 5000 metres

    • Event: Women's 5000 m
    • Venue: Richmond Olympic Oval
    • Olympic games contested: 2010 Winter Olympics
    The women's 5000 metres speed skating competition of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics was held at Richmond Olympic Oval on 24th February 2010. Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.
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    Swimming at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Women's 4 x 100 metre freestyle relay

    Swimming at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Women's 4 x 100 metre freestyle relay

    • Olympic games contested: 1912 Summer Olympics
    The women's 4x100 metre freestyle relay was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. It was the first appearance of the event, which along with the individual 100 metre freestyle marked the debut of women's Olympic swimming. Only four teams entered. Australasia, which had had the top two swimmers in the individual competition, did not have any other women present to make a relay team and so did not compete. Great Britain, with two of the individual finalists, won the gold while Germany took silver and Austria won bronze over the host Swedes. The competition was held on Monday July 15, 1912. Sixteen swimmers from four nations competed. These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1912 Summer Olympics. The time set by the British team is also the first official world record.
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    Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 100 metre butterfly

    Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 100 metre butterfly

    • Event: Men's 100m butterfly
    • Olympic games contested: 2008 Summer Olympics
    The men's 100 metre butterfly event, included in the swimming competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics, took place on August 14–16, at the Beijing National Aquatics Center. In this event, swimmers covered two lengths of the 50-metre (160 ft) Olympic-sized pool employing the butterfly stroke. American Michael Phelps won the event after coming from behind to beat Serbian Milorad Čavić by one one-hundredth of a second. Australian Andrew Lauterstein won the bronze medal, finishing one one-hundredth of a second ahead of American world record holder Ian Crocker. Phelps' victory occurred after Čavić had made remarks that it would be better for the sport of swimming if Phelps was defeated. Phelps' margin of victory was so close that the Serbian team filed a protest, but, after officials reviewed the video, the International Swimming Federation (FINA) announced that Phelps did touch the wall first and his victory would be upheld. The gold medal received by Phelps was his seventh of the Games, tying Mark Spitz's record for most gold medals won at a single Olympic Games. Other records were broken too, including the Olympic record, five continental records, and several national records. There
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    Wrestling at the 1984 Summer Olympics - Men's Greco-Roman Heavyweight

    Wrestling at the 1984 Summer Olympics - Men's Greco-Roman Heavyweight

    • Event: Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling, Heavyweight 90-100kg
    • Olympic games contested: 1984 Summer Olympics
    The Men's Greco-Roman 100 kg at the 1984 Summer Olympics as part of the wrestling program were held at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California. The wrestlers are divided into 2 groups. The winner of each group decided by a double-elimination system.
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    Basketball at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's basketball

    Basketball at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's basketball

    • Event: Men's basketball
    • Olympic games contested: 2004 Summer Olympics
    The men's tournament of basketball at the 2004 Summer Olympics at Athens, Greece began on August 15 and lasted until August 28. The games were held at the Helliniko Olympic Indoor Arena and Olympic Indoor Hall. Tie-breaking criteria: All times are local (UTC+2) All times are local (UTC+2) In spite of an undefeated preliminary round, the Spaniards were ousted by the "Dream Team" to the jeers of the crowd assembled in the arena and to the chagrin of Spanish head coach Mario Pesquera. Unlike their Spanish counterparts, however, the Lithuanians had an easy time disposing of the Del Harris-led Chinese squad. Argentina, led by 13 points from both Manu Ginóbili and Fabricio Oberto, disposed of the home squad, led by the 12 points from Nikolaos Chatzivrettas. All times are local (UTC+2) All times are local (UTC+2) Argentina won its first ever Olympic gold medal in basketball and became the first nation other than the United States to win the gold medal since 1988. Manu Ginóbili was named the Most-Valuable Player. All times are local (UTC+2) The United States won its first bronze medal since 1988 by avenging the preliminary loss to Lithuania of one week earlier. All times are local (UTC+2)
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    Figure skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Men's singles

    Figure skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Men's singles

    • Event: Figure skating - Men's singles
    • Olympic games contested: 2006 Winter Olympics
    Men's single skating was contested during the figure skating events at the 2006 Winter Olympics. This individual event was structured in a similar manner to the pairs event, with a short program and a free skate. 30 skaters entered the short program, but only the top 24 competitors continued to the free skate. The clear favorite before the competition was three-time world champion Evgeny Plushenko, who withdrew from the 2005 World Championships due to injury. Reigning world champion Stéphane Lambiel was considered Plushenko's main competition for the gold. Other notable competitors coming into the event included Canadians Jeffrey Buttle (the reigning world silver medalist) and Emanuel Sandhu, France's Brian Joubert, Japan's Daisuke Takahashi, and the strong American team of Johnny Weir, Evan Lysacek (reigning world bronze medalist), and Matt Savoie. The Men's short program took place on February 14. Plushenko took the early lead after the short program. He set a new personal best (also the world record) score with a massive 90.66 points, over 10 points ahead of Weir, who finished in second with 80.00 points. Lambiel doubled his planned triple Axel but still ended up in third place
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    Ice hockey at the 1976 Winter Olympics

    Ice hockey at the 1976 Winter Olympics

    • Event: Men's Ice Hockey
    At the 1976 Winter Olympics held in Innsbruck, Austria, the USSR team won the Gold Medal in ice hockey. Star forward, Valeri Kharlamov scored the game-winning goal in the final game. Games were held at the Olympiahalle Innsbruck. The main rivalry in the tournament was between the USSR and Czechoslovakian national teams. The Czechoslovakian team suffered from influenza throughout the tournament, and they finished the game against Poland with only twelve players on the bench. A doping test of one of the players was positive and a loss was recorded for the Czechoslovakian team, although Poland did not receive points. In the final, Czechoslovakia was up 2-0 after the first period. In the second the score was tied by Vladimir Shadrin and Vladimir Petrov. Eight minutes before the end of the game Edouard Novak scored the third goal for the Czechoslovakian team. But subsequent goals by Aleksandr Yakushev and one minute later by Valeri Kharlamov lead to the victory of the USSR. Winners qualify for the Group A to play for 1st-6th places. Other teams played in Group B for 7th-12th places. Canada withdrew from international amateur hockey entirely because of disagreements over professionals
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    Sailing at the 1900 Summer Olympics - 2 to 3 ton

    Sailing at the 1900 Summer Olympics - 2 to 3 ton

    • Olympic games contested: 1900 Summer Olympics
    The 2 – 3 ton was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1900 Summer Olympics program in Meulan. It was the third-heaviest weight class. Two races were held as part of the Expo 1900 in Paris. Only the first race was recognized by the International Olympic Committee. The first was held on 22 May 1900, the second on 25 May. On the Olympic race at least 11 sailors, on 4 boats, from 2 nations (one of them mixed) competed.
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    Sailing at the 1960 Summer Olympics

    Sailing at the 1960 Summer Olympics

    Sailing/Yachting is a Olympic sport starting from the Games of the 1st Olympiad (1896 Olympics in Athens  Greece). With the exception of 1904 and possible 1916 sailing was always a part of the Olympic program. The Sailing program of 1960 consisted of a total of five sailing classes (disciplines). For each class seven races were scheduled from 29 August 1960 to 7 September 1960 off the coast of Naples at the Gulf of Naples. The sailing was done on the triangular type Olympic courses. The start was made in the center of a set of 8 numbered marks that were places in a circle. During the starting procedure the sequence of the marks was communicated to the sailors. By picking the mark that was most upwind the start could always be made upwind. This system is, at least in certain German lakes, still in use. In the Gulf of Naples, in the zone overlooking Santa Lucia, three ports were used for launching and mooring of the Olympic classes: Three course areas were used: = Male, = Female, = Open Measurement at the Olympics became more and more professional. The only accident to occur, which resulted in the loss of the Lebanese Flying Dutchman, cannot be imputed to the method employed by
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    Sailing at the 1964 Summer Olympics - 5.5 Metre

    Sailing at the 1964 Summer Olympics - 5.5 Metre

    The 5.5 Metre was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1964 Summer Olympics program in Enoshima. Seven races were scheduled. 45 sailors, on 15 boats, from 15 nations competed. DNF = Did Not Finish, DNS= Did Not Start, DSQ = Disqualified = Male, = Female Of the total of three race areas were needed during the Olympics in Enoshima. Each of the classes was using the same scoring system. The Easterly course area was used for the 5.5 Metre.
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    Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's 1500 metre freestyle

    Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's 1500 metre freestyle

    • Event: Men's 1500m freestyle
    • Olympic games contested: 2004 Summer Olympics
    The Men's 1500 Freestyle at the XXVIII Olympics was swum on 20 and 21 August 2004 at the Olympic Aquatics Centre in Athens, Greece. It was one of 16 Swimming events for males at the Games, and the longest distance of all Swimming events. 34 individuals swam in the preliminary heats during the morning session on August 20, with the top-8 finishers advancing to swim again in the Final the next evening. The existing World and Olympic records at the time of the event were:
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    Cycling at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's Individual Time Trial

    Cycling at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's Individual Time Trial

    • Event: Men's Road Cycling, Individual Time Trial
    • Venue: Urban Road Cycling Course
    • Olympic games contested: 2008 Summer Olympics
    The Men's road time trial at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on 13 August at the Urban Road Cycling Course. It was won by Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland. Included among the favorites for victory were Cancellara, the reigning world time trial champion, and Germany's Stefan Schumacher, who won both time trials in the 2008 Tour de France, defeating Cancellara in each. Other cyclists considered to be possible medalists included American Dave Zabriskie, and Australians Michael Rogers and Cadel Evans. Evans had originally announced that he was withdrawing from the time trial with a knee injury, giving his place in the event to Rogers, but he recovered faster than expected. The UCI thus gave him a wildcard entry to let him compete. American Levi Leipheimer, Spaniard Alberto Contador, Italy's Marzio Bruseghin and Denis Menchov of Russia were also thought to be contenders for the podium. The men's road time trial took place on a mountainous 47.6 km course consisting of two 23.8 km laps each containing an approximately 305 m climb followed by an equal descent. The 39 riders in the time trial were broken into three groups, who would race the clock one hour separate from one
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    Water polo at the 1904 Summer Olympics

    Water polo at the 1904 Summer Olympics

    At the 1904 Summer Olympics, a water polo tournament was contested. Only American contestants participated; three teams of 7 players each entered. The event took place in a pond in Forest Park, the location of both the Olympics and the World's Fair. The water quality was so poor that some players became severely ill after playing.
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    Cross-country skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Women's 30 kilometre classical

    Cross-country skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Women's 30 kilometre classical

    • Event: Women's 30 km, Mass start
    • Venue: Whistler Olympic Park
    • Olympic games contested: 2010 Winter Olympics
    The women's 30 kilometre classical cross-country skiing competition at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada was held on 27 February at Whistler Olympic Park in Whistler, British Columbia at 11:45 PST. The 30 kilometre has been skated as a mass start event at the World Championships since 2005 and since the 2006 Winter Olympics. Kateřina Neumannová of the Czech Republic was the defending Olympic champion though that event was held in the freestyle technique. She retired after the 2006-07 season and later chaired the organizing committee for the 2009 world championships. Poland's Justyna Kowalczyk, the defending Olympic bronze medalist, was the reigning world champion though that was also in the freestyle technique. The last World Cup event in the 30 km classical took place in Trondheim, Norway on 14 March 2009 and was won by Petra Majdič of Slovenia. The race was a mass start event where all of the skiers start at the same time. Majdič, the bronze medalist in the sprint event at these games who also won the last event in this format prior to this race, did not participate in the wake of crashing down a bank, into an unprotected 3 m (9.8 ft) deep gorge and landing on ice and
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    Volleyball at the 2000 Summer Olympics - Women's volleyball

    Volleyball at the 2000 Summer Olympics - Women's volleyball

    • Event: Women's Volleyball
    • Venue: Sydney Entertainment Centre
    • Olympic games contested: 2000 Summer Olympics
    The 2000 Women's Olympic Volleyball Tournament was the tenth edition of the event, organised by the world's governing body, the FIVB in conjunction with the International Olympic Committee. It was held from September 16 to September 30, 2000 in the Sydney Entertainment Centre in Darling Harbour.
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    Weightlifting at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's Light Heavyweight 77-85 kg

    Weightlifting at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's Light Heavyweight 77-85 kg

    • Event: Men's Weightlifting, Light Heavyweight 77-85 kg
    • Venue: Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics Gymnasium
    • Olympic games contested: 2008 Summer Olympics
    The men's 85 kg weightlifting event was the fifth men's event at the weightlifting competition, limiting competitors to a maximum of 85 kilograms of body mass. The whole competition took place on August 15, but was divided in two parts due to the number of competitors. Group B weightlifters competed at 10:00, and Group A, at 19:00. This event was the seventh Weightlifting event to conclude. Each lifter performed in both the snatch and clean and jerk lifts, with the final score being the sum of the lifter's best result in each. The athlete received three attempts in each of the two lifts; the score for the lift was the heaviest weight successfully lifted. The results for this event were unusual in that Andrei Rybakou of Belarus set a world record but failed to win the gold medal when Lu Yong of China tied his record but weighed in with slightly lower body weight. According to weightlifting tie-breaking rules, the lighter lifter wins a tie; however, according to record rules, only the earliest lifter's mark counts. All times are China Standard Time (UTC+08:00) Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.
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    Wrestling at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Men's Greco-Roman featherweight

    Wrestling at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Men's Greco-Roman featherweight

    • Event: Men's Greco-Roman Featherweight
    • Olympic games contested: 1912 Summer Olympics
    The Greco-Roman featherweight competition at the 1912 Summer Olympics was part of the wrestling programme. The competition used a form of double-elimination tournament. Rather than using the brackets that are now standard for double-elimination contests (and which assure that each match is between two competitors with the same number of losses), each wrestler drew a number. Each man would face off against the wrestler with the next number, provided he had not already faced that wrestler and that the wrestler was not from the same nation as him (unless this was necessary to avoid byes). When only three wrestlers remain (the medalists), the double-elimination halts and a special final round is used to determine the order of the medals. 38 wrestlers began this round. In the 19 matches, 13 wrestlers suffered their second loss in this round and were eliminated. 6 wrestlers suffered their first loss. 13 wrestlers continued undefeated, while 6 won whilst avoiding elimination. 13 wrestlers began this round with no losses, 12 with one loss. 5 wrestlers suffered their second loss in this round and were eliminated. Bruno Åkesson and George MacKenzie (both of whom had one loss entering the
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    Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics - Men's 10000 metres

    Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics - Men's 10000 metres

    • Event: Men's Athletics, 10000m
    • Olympic games contested: 1964 Summer Olympics
    The men's 10,000 metres was the longest of the seven men's track races in the Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics program in Tokyo. It was held on 14 October. 29 athletes from 17 nations entered, with 6 not starting the first round. Four runners beat the old Olympic record, with Billy Mills winning the gold medal.
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    Rowing at the 1900 Summer Olympics - Coxed eights

    Rowing at the 1900 Summer Olympics - Coxed eights

    • Olympic games contested: 1900 Summer Olympics
    The coxed eights was one of the competitions in the Rowing at the 1900 Summer Olympics events in Paris. It was held on 25 August and 26 August 1900. 5 boats, involving 46 rowers from 5 nations, competed. The top two boats in each semifinal were intended to advance to the final. However, only one boat in the second semifinal finished, so the third-place boat in the first semifinal advanced. This meant that of the five boats competing in the semifinal, the only one to not advance was the one that did not finish.
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    Rowing at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Men's coxed fours

    Rowing at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Men's coxed fours

    • Olympic games contested: 1912 Summer Olympics
    The men's coxed fours was a rowing event held as part of the Rowing at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. It was the second appearance of the event, which had been held at the 1900 Summer Olympics but had been replaced by coxless fours at the 1904 and 1908 Games. The standard coxed fours event allowed for outriggers, while another event was held in 1912 for boats with inriggers. The competition was held from Wednesday, July 17, 1912 to Friday, July 19, 1912. Fifty six rowers from nine nations competed. Germany replaced their coxswain, maybe the Danish Polyteknisk replaced a rower, but this possible change is not counted. The following boats and/or rowing clubs participated: All heats were held on Wednesday, July 17. Heat 1: 6.20 p.m. The Danish boat raced without opponent. Heat 2: 6.40 p.m. For a long time the two boats kept side by side, both crews rowing in good style, the Frenchman at 38-32, the Finns at 40-32. During the last 500 metres, however, the last named crew went away from its opponents, which seemed unable to make any effective spurt. Heat 3: 7 p.m. The Norwegian crew took the lead with much resolution, rowing in excellent style with a well-pronounced swing and a good
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    Sailing at the 1908 Summer Olympics - 8 metre class

    Sailing at the 1908 Summer Olympics - 8 metre class

    • Olympic games contested: 1908 Summer Olympics
    The 8 Metre was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1908 Summer Olympics program in Ryde. Three races were scheduled. 26 sailors, on 5 boats, from 3 nation competed. = Male, = Female Each day the following course was used: Two rounds for a total of 16 nm.
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    Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Men's 4x100 metre relay

    Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Men's 4x100 metre relay

    • Olympic games contested: 1912 Summer Olympics
    The men's 4 x 100 metres relay was a track and field athletics event held as part of the Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. It was the debut of the event, which along with the 4x400 metre relay marked the first relays of equal legs in the athletics programme (a medley relay had been held in 1908). The competition was held on Monday, July 8, 1912 and on Tuesday, July 9, 1912. Thirty-three runners from 8 nations competed. Only Germany replaced one runner. The record for the new event progressed quickly, with the Canadians winning the first heat. The Americans and then the Swedes then took the record, with the Germans tying the Swedes. The British took the record in the first semifinal, only to lose it quickly to the Swedes in the second. This time, the Germans running in the third semifinal bested the Swedish team's time to take the record for themselves after replacing Karl Halt with Otto Röhr as their lead-off runner. The German team held the record at the finish, despite finishing in second (and then being disqualified for a baton-passing fault) in the final. Their disqualification left the event without a bronze medalist, making it the only athletics event to award
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    Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics - Men's 1500 metres

    Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics - Men's 1500 metres

    • Event: Men's Athletics, 1500m
    • Olympic games contested: 1908 Summer Olympics
    The men's 1500 metres was an Olympic event for the fourth time at the 1908 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on July 13, 1908 and on July 14, 1908. The races were held on a track of 536.45 metres=⁄3 mile in circumference. There were eight heats of the first round, with the winners of those heats competing in the final. 44 runners from 15 nations competed. These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1908 Summer Olympics. (*) unofficial (**) This track was 536.45 metres=⁄3 mile in circumference. In the second semifinal Mel Sheppard set a new Olympic record with 4:05.0 minutes only to be improved in the next run by Norman Hallows who ran 4:03.4 minutes. In the final Mel Sheppard equalized this time when he also ran 4:03.4 minutes. The semifinals of the 1500 metres were the first competitions of the athletics programme held, on Monday, July 13, 1908. The fastest runner in each semifinal heat advanced to the final the next day while all other runners were eliminated. Semifinal 1 Meadows, de Fleurac, Smith, and Lightbody all had the lead during the race. Sullivan won by six yards. Semifinal 2 Butterfield and Lee were ahead of Sheppard and Halstead
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    Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics - Men's marathon

    Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics - Men's marathon

    • Event: Men's Marathon
    • Olympic games contested: 1908 Summer Olympics
    The men's marathon race of the 1908 Summer Olympics took place in London on July 24, 1908. Johnny Hayes won after Dorando Pietri was disqualified for having received assistance before the finish line. For the first time in an Olympic marathon, the distance was 26 miles, 385 yards (42 195 m), which would become the standard distance in 1921. 75 competitors entered the race, of whom 55 from 16 nations started, with 27 from 11 nations finishing. At a meeting of the International Olympic Committee in The Hague in May 1907 it was agreed with the British Olympic Association that the 1908 Olympics would include a marathon of about 25 miles or 40 kilometres. The British Olympic Council handed responsibility for organising the Marathon to the Amateur Athletic Association, but they had no experience at organising a road race of such a length. In late 1907, an offer was made by Jack Andrew honorary secretary of the Polytechnic Harriers to take over the task. This was accepted in February 1908, though already, in November 1907, a route of "about 25 to 26 miles in distance" had been published in the newspapers, starting at Windsor Castle and finishing at the Olympic Stadium, the Great White
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    Gymnastics at the 1896 Summer Olympics - Men's rings

    Gymnastics at the 1896 Summer Olympics - Men's rings

    • Event: Men's Rings
    • Olympic games contested: 1896 Summer Olympics
    The men's rings was one of eight gymnastics events on the Gymnastics at the 1896 Summer Olympics programme. The fifth event, it was held on 9 April. The Greeks won the gold and bronze medals, with Hermann Weingärtner winning his fifth medal. Places 1-3 and 5 are known, but 4 is not - any of the four athletes whose places are not known may have occupied the fourth position.
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    Ice hockey at the 1956 Winter Olympics

    Ice hockey at the 1956 Winter Olympics

    • Event: Men's Ice Hockey
    At the 1956 Winter Olympics held in Cortina d'Ampezzo at the Stadio Olympica, Italy, one ice hockey event was held: men's ice hockey. This tournament was also counted as IIHF World Championship and IIHF European Championship. The two German nations could not come to an agreement over how to formulate a combined team, so they played a qualification game against each other, which the west won. The east hosted a tournament for non qualified teams, often referred to as World Championships Pool B, between GDR, Norway and Belgium in Berlin. The Soviets won all their games to claim their first Olympic title, their second World title, and their third European title. The Canadian representative, the Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen suffered losses to both the USSR and the USA, claiming bronze. Top two teams (shaded ones) from each group earned a right to play for 1st-6th places. First place team wins gold, second silver and third bronze.
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    Ice hockey at the 1980 Winter Olympics

    Ice hockey at the 1980 Winter Olympics

    • Event: Men's Ice Hockey
    Ice hockey at the 1980 Winter Olympics was held at the Olympic Arena and the Olympic Fieldhouse (now known as the Herb Brooks Arena) in Lake Placid, New York. Twelve teams competed in the tournament, which was held from February 12 to February 24. The United States won the gold medal, including a win over the Soviet Union that became known as the "Miracle on Ice". The Olympics came at a difficult time for Soviet–U.S. relations, as they were deep in the Cold War. Only months before the games began, the USSR had invaded Afghanistan, and there was speculation that the strong Soviet team might not show up. However, they competed in the Lake Placid games in the end, although the United States and 65 other nations later boycotted the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. The Soviets had won every Winter Olympics ice hockey tournament since 1960, were well-seasoned and the majority of the players had been playing together for many years. In contrast, the Americans were a collection of college students (most from the rival schools of University of Minnesota and Boston University) with little history of playing together. However, the US team also featured several highly promising players who
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    Sailing at the 1992 Summer Olympics

    Sailing at the 1992 Summer Olympics

    Sailing/Yachting is a Olympic sport starting from the Games of the 1 Olympiad (1896 Olympics in Athens  Greece). With the exception of 1904 and possible 1916 sailing was always a part of the Olympic program. The Sailing program of 1992 consisted of a total of ten sailing classes (disciplines). For each class races were scheduled from July 27, 1992 to August 4, 1992 of the coast of Barcelona, Spain on the Mediterranean Sea According to the IOC statutes the contests in all sport disciplines must be held either in, or as close as possible to the city which the IOC has chosen. The weather conditions in Barcelona were found suitable for sailing. The waterfront of Barcelona was completely restructured for the Olympics. The Olympic port became one of the key Olympic areas of Barcelona. The Olympic sailing competition was held in the Mediterranean waters outside the Olympic Harbor. The new harbor was designed to be the base for the Olympic sailors and a key factor in the opening up of the city to the sea. This was achieved by a Special Town Plan for the “Parc de Mar” Area including a harbor which satisfy the requirements of sailors and organizers. The new harbor serves after the Games as a
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    Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 50 metre freestyle

    Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 50 metre freestyle

    • Event: Men's 50m freestyle
    • Venue: Beijing National Aquatics Centre
    • Olympic games contested: 2008 Summer Olympics
    The men's 50 metre freestyle event at the 2008 Olympic Games took place between August 14 and 16, at the Beijing National Aquatics Center. This swimming event is freestyle swimming, which means that the method of the stroke is not regulated (unlike backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly events). Nearly all swimmers use the front crawl or a variant of that stroke. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consists entirely of a single length of the pool. Thirteen heats were held, with most containing the maximum number of swimmers (eight). The heat in which a swimmer competed did not formally matter for advancement, as the swimmers with the top sixteen times from the entire field qualified for the semifinals. Two semifinal heats of eight swimmers each were held. The swimmers with the eight fastest times again advanced to the finals; there, they all competed in a single final heat to earn final placements. The qualifying norms for the 2008 event were 22.35 seconds (A norm) and 23.13 seconds (B norm). NOCs with two or more swimmers meeting the A standard could enter any two such swimmers; otherwise, they could enter a single swimmer meeting the B
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    Volleyball at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's beach volleyball

    Volleyball at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's beach volleyball

    • Event: Women's Beach Volleyball
    • Venue: Chaoyang Park Beach Volleyball Ground
    • Olympic games contested: 2008 Summer Olympics
    The women's beach volleyball tournament at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing was held from August 9 to August 21, at the Beach Volleyball Ground at Chaoyang Park. Each of the 24 pairs in the tournament was placed in one of six groups of four teams apiece, and played a round-robin within that pool. The top two teams in each pool advanced to the Round of 16. The six third-place teams were ranked against each other, with ties being broken by the ratio of points won to lost. The best two advanced to the Round of 16, while the other four played two matches (#3 vs. #6 and #4 vs. #5) with the winners of those two matches advancing as well. The losers of those matches, along with the fourth-place teams in each group, were eliminated. The 16 teams that advanced to the elimination rounds played a single-elimination tournament with a bronze medal match between the semifinal losers. The top eight finishes that a team has from January 1, 2007 to July 20, 2008, on the Swatch FIVB World Tour (2007 and 2008), SWATCH FIVB World Championships (2007) and on FIVB recognised Continental Championship Finals, counts towards Olympic qualification for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. There are 24 teams
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    Art competitions at the 1932 Summer Olympics

    Art competitions at the 1932 Summer Olympics

    Art competitions were held as part of the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, United States. Medals were awarded in five categories (architecture, literature, music, painting, and sculpture), for works inspired by sport-related themes. Art competitions at the Olympic Games were part of the Olympic program from 1912 to 1948, but were discontinued due to concerns about amateurism and professionalism. Since 1952, a non-competitive art and cultural festival has been associated with each Games. At the time, medals were awarded to these artists, but art competitions are no longer regarded as official Olympic events by the International Olympic Committee. These events do not appear in the IOC medal database, and these totals are not included in the IOC's medal table for the 1932 Games.
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    Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics - Men's long jump

    Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics - Men's long jump

    • Event: Men's Long jump
    • Olympic games contested: 1904 Summer Olympics
    The men's long jump was a track and field athletics event held as part of the athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme. It was the third time the event was held. Ten athletes from three nations participated. The competition was held on Thursday, September 1, 1904. Myer Prinstein, who had taken second place in 1900 after leading in the first round of jumping but declining to compete in the second due to it being held on a Sunday, won the contest and set a new Olympic record for distance. These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1904 Summer Olympics. Myer Prinstein set a new Olympic record with 7.34 metres. Final
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    Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics - Men's shot put

    Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics - Men's shot put

    • Event: Men's Shot put
    • Olympic games contested: 1908 Summer Olympics
    The men's shot put was one of six throwing events on the Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme in London. The competition was held on July 16, 1908. 25 shot putters from eight nations competed. These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1908 Summer Olympics. (*) unofficial
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    Diving at the 1920 Summer Olympics - Men's 10 metre platform

    • Event: Men's 10 metre platform
    • Olympic games contested: 1920 Summer Olympics
    The men's 10 metre platform was one of five diving events on the diving at the 1920 Summer Olympics programme. The competition was held on Sunday, August 28, 1920 (first round) and on Monday, August 29, 1920 (final). Fourteen divers from six nations competed. Sunday, August 28, 1920: The three divers who scored the smallest number of points in each group of the first round advanced to the final. Group 1 Group 2 Monday, August 29, 1920:
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    Football at the 1912 Summer Olympics

    Football at the 1912 Summer Olympics

    • Event: Men's football
    • Olympic games contested: 1912 Summer Olympics
    Football at the 1912 Summer Olympics was one of the 102 events at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden. It was the fourth time football (soccer) was on the Olympic schedule. The tournament was contested between 11 nations, all of them from Europe, with Great Britain winning the gold medals (the IOC accredits Great Britain and Ireland with the medal). Replicating the 1908 tournament, Denmark won silver medals and the Netherlands won bronze medals. Just as the Football Association had organised the 1908 Olympic football competition in London, the Swedish Football Association would run the 1912 event. The games took place in three different stadiums from June 29 to July 5, 1912. From the eleven games of the main tournament, two were played at Tranebergs Idrottsplats in a suburb of Stockholm, five games including the bronze medal match took placed at Råsunda Idrottsplats also outside Stockholm, while four games including the final were held at the Olympiastadion. The database of the International Olympic Committee lists only the eleven players as medalists for each nation, who played in the first match for their nation. The following list contains these eleven players, as well
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    Swimming at the 1904 Summer Olympics - Men's 100 yard freestyle

    Swimming at the 1904 Summer Olympics - Men's 100 yard freestyle

    • Event: Men's 100yds Freestyle
    • Olympic games contested: 1904 Summer Olympics
    The men's 100 yard freestyle was a swimming event held as part of the Swimming at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme. It was the second time the event was held at the Olympics, though the only time yards were used instead of metres. 9 swimmers from 2 nations competed. The top three finishers in each heat advanced to the final. The results of the non-advancing swimmers are unclear, but Raymond Thorne, Edwin Swatek and William Orthwein are named by de Wael as possible competitors.
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    Swimming at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Men's 1500 metre freestyle

    Swimming at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Men's 1500 metre freestyle

    • Event: Men's 1500m freestyle
    • Olympic games contested: 1912 Summer Olympics
    The men's 1500 metre freestyle was a swimming event held as part of the swimming at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. It was the second appearance of the event, which had been introduced in 1908. At the 1904 and 1906 Olympics a one mile freestyle contest was held. The competition was held from Saturday July 6, 1912 to Wednesday July 10, 1912. Nineteen swimmers from eleven nations competed. These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1912 Summer Olympics. George Hodgson set a new world record with a 22:23.0 in the qualifying round and improved his own record in the final to 22:00.0. The top two in each heat advanced along with the fastest loser overall. Quarterfinal 1 Quarterfinal 2 Quarterfinal 3 Quarterfinal 4 Quarterfinal 5 The top two from each heat and the faster of the two third place swimmers advanced. Semifinal 1 Semifinal 2
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    Volleyball at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's Volleyball

    Volleyball at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's Volleyball

    • Event: Men's Volleyball
    • Venue: Peace and Friendship Stadium
    • Olympic games contested: 2004 Summer Olympics
    The 2004 Men's Olympic Volleyball Tournament was the 11th edition of the event, organized by the world's governing body, the FIVB in conjunction with the IOC. It was held in Piraeus, Greece from 15 to 29 August 2004. * The Asian Qualification Tournament was combined with the World Qualification Tournament 2. The first place team of the tournament qualified as the winners of the World Qualification Tournament 2 while the best Asian team except the winners qualified as the Asian Qualification Tournament winners.
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    Water polo

    Water polo

    Water polo, or Water ball, is a team water sport. The playing team consists of six field players and one goalkeeper. The winner of the game is the team that scores the most goals. Game play involves swimming, treading water (using a sort of kicking motion known as "eggbeater kick"), players passing the ball while being defended by opponents, and scoring by throwing the ball into a net defended by a goalie. 'Man-up' (or 'power play') situations occur frequently. Water polo, therefore, has strong similarities to the land-based game of team handball. The history of water polo as a team sport began as a demonstration of strength and swimming skill in late 19th century England and Scotland, where water sports and racing exhibitions were a feature of county fairs and festivals. Men's water polo was among the first team sports introduced at the modern Olympic games in 1900. Water polo is now popular in many countries around the world, notably Europe (particularly in Serbia, Russia, Croatia, Italy, Montenegro, Greece and Hungary), the United States, Canada and Australia. The present-day game involves teams of seven players (plus up to six substitutes), with a water polo ball similar in
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    Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Men's pole vault

    Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Men's pole vault

    • Event: Men's Pole vault
    • Olympic games contested: 1912 Summer Olympics
    The men's pole vault was a track and field athletics event held as part of the Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. It was the fifth appearance of the event, which is one of 12 to have been held at every Summer Olympics. The competition was held on Wednesday, July 10, 1912 and on Thursday, July 11, 1912. Twenty-five pole vaulters from eleven nations competed. These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1912 Summer Olympics. The Olympic record was equalized or improved 18 times during this competition. Finally Harry Babcock set a new Olympic record with 3.95 metres. Halpenny was forced to withdraw after he broke two ribs while clearing 3.80m and had to be carried off the field on a stretcher.
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    Gymnastics at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Men's team, free system

    Gymnastics at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Men's team, free system

    • Olympic games contested: 1912 Summer Olympics
    The men's team competition with a free system was an artistic gymnastics event held as part of the Gymnastics at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. It was one of three team gymnastics events. The others were a team competition in the Swedish system and a standard team competition. It was the first appearance of the event, which would only be held again at the 1920 Summer Olympics. The official name was Team Competition III – with free choice of movements and apparatus. For every nation one team was allowed to participate. One team had to consist of not less than 16 nor more than 40 members. The entry was closed on June 6, 1912. As all other gymnastics competitions the event took place in the Olympiastadion. The competition was held on Wednesday July 10, 1912 in the time from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Chief Leader: Einar Nerman Scores are an average of five judges' marks. Three judges saw the first place for Norway, while one judge gave the first place to Denmark and one to Finland. Germany was placed behind Luxembourg by four judges and only the German judge gave his compatriots more points than Luxembourg – enough to beat the small neighbour, but not
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    Gymnastics at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's trampoline

    Gymnastics at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's trampoline

    • Event: Men's trampoline
    • Venue: Beijing National Indoor Stadium
    • Olympic games contested: 2008 Summer Olympics
    Men's trampoline competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics was held on 16–19 August at the Beijing National Indoor Stadium. The competition consisted of two rounds. In the first, each trampolinist performed two routines on the trampoline. One routine had to include required elements, while the other was a voluntary routine. Scores were given for both execution and difficulty in each routine, summed to give a routine score. The two routine scores in the first round determined qualification for the second; the eight top finishers moved on to the final. The final consisted entirely of a single voluntary routine, with no preliminary scores being carried over.
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    Modern pentathlon at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's

    Modern pentathlon at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's

    The men's Modern pentathlon competitions at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing were held on Thursday, August 21, at the Olympic Green Convention Center (shooting, fencing), Ying Tung Natatorium (swimming), and the Olympic Sports Center Stadium (equestrian, running). The results of each of the five segments of the modern pentathlon were converted into points scores based on a par value of 1000 points per event (1200 in equestrian). Competitors doing better than par would receive more points. At the end of the first four segments, the points would be calculated and the pentathletes would be handicapped for the final segment based on their scores such that a simultaneous finish in that segment would result in identical overall scores. The first segment was shooting, using the 4.5mm air pistol at a distance of 10 metres. Each athlete fires 20 shots, one at each target. With a possible score up to 10 for each shot, the total maximum score for the shooting is 200. A score of 172 is par, and earns the pentathlete 1000 points. Every point of score above that gives an additional 12 points for the pentathlon, while every point below that loses 12. Second is fencing. The épée is used for
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    Rowing at the 1908 Summer Olympics - Men's coxed eights

    Rowing at the 1908 Summer Olympics - Men's coxed eights

    • Olympic games contested: 1908 Summer Olympics
    The men's eights was one of four rowing events on the Rowing at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme. 6 boats from 5 nations competed. The following boats and/or rowing clubs participated: All heats were held on Wednesday, July 29. Quarterfinal 1: 1 p.m. Both started at 39 with a good following wind which blew slightly off the bushes at the start. Canada led at once and kept a fast stroke going for longer than Norway, which resulted in their getting nearly two lengths by halfway; Norway made tremendous efforts from this point, but their strength and courage did not produce an equivalent in pace, and the Argonauts won by two and three quarter lengths. Quarterfinal 2: 3.20 p.m. The English crew started at 41 to their visitors' 40 and led after the first ten strokes, but on reaching Remenham they were able to drop to 34 and still be two lengths ahead at halfway. Hungary never relaxed their efforts, but went after the leaders with the greatest determination. The gap, however, was never reduced, and Leander, rowing beautifully together with a reserve of power and pace that was most exhilarating to observe, won by about two lengths without extending themselves. Both semifinals were held on
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    Sailing at the 1912 Summer Olympics - 10 metre class

    Sailing at the 1912 Summer Olympics - 10 metre class

    • Olympic games contested: 1912 Summer Olympics
    The 10 Metre was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1912 Summer Olympics program in Nynäshamn. Two races were scheduled plus eventual sail-off's. 32 sailors, on 4 boats, from 3 nation. DNS = Did Not Start = Male, = Female The following prizes were handed out:
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    Sailing at the 1912 Summer Olympics - 12 metre class

    Sailing at the 1912 Summer Olympics - 12 metre class

    • Olympic games contested: 1912 Summer Olympics
    The 12 Metre was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1912 Summer Olympics program in Nynäshamn. Two races were scheduled plus eventual sail-off's. 30 sailors, on 3 boats, from 3 nation. DNS = Did Not Start = Male, = Female The following prizes were handed out:
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    Sailing at the 1968 Summer Olympics - 5.5 Metre

    Sailing at the 1968 Summer Olympics - 5.5 Metre

    The 5.5 Metre was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1968 Summer Olympics program in Acapulco. Seven races were scheduled. 42 sailors, on 14 boats, from 14 nations competed. DNF = Did Not Finish, DNS= Did Not Start, DSQ = Disqualified = Male, = Female Of the total of three race areas were needed during the Olympics in Acapulco. Each of the classes was new Olympic scoring system.
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    Volleyball at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Men's volleyball

    Volleyball at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Men's volleyball

    • Event: Men's Volleyball
    The 1984 Men's Olympic Volleyball Tournament was the 6th edition of the event, organized by the world's governing body, the FIVB in conjunction with the IOC. It was held in Long Beach, California, United States from 29 July to 11 August 1984. * Soviet Union, Cuba, Poland and Bulgaria withdrew from the tournament because of the Soviet-led boycott. They were replaced by  China,  Tunisia,  Italy and  South Korea.
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    Volleyball at the 1992 Summer Olympics - Women's volleyball

    Volleyball at the 1992 Summer Olympics - Women's volleyball

    • Event: Women's Volleyball
    • Venue: Palau dels Esports de Barcelona
    • Olympic games contested: 1992 Summer Olympics
    The 1992 Women's Olympic Volleyball Tournament was the eighth edition of the event, organised by the world's governing body, the FIVB in conjunction with the International Olympic Committee. The competition in Barcelona, Spain was held from July 29 to August 8, 1992 in three different venues in the city: the Palau d'Esports, the Pavelló de la Vall d'Hebron and the Palau Sant Jordi, where the semi-finals and finals were played. *USSR qualified as the Champions of the 1988 Women's Olympic Volleyball tournment. The USSR was extingued in 1991 and was replaced by  Unified Team. **An african team was invited to participate in this edition, since no african team showd interest, a World Qualifier was held in Japan,  Japan won the tournament securing the final berth.
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    Athletics at the 1896 Summer Olympics - Men's triple jump

    Athletics at the 1896 Summer Olympics - Men's triple jump

    • Event: Men's Triple jump
    • Olympic games contested: 1896 Summer Olympics
    The men's triple jump was one of four jumping events on the Athletics at the 1896 Summer Olympics programme. There were 7 competitors in the triple jump, then known as the "hop, skip, and jump" despite the wide range of techniques used by the competitors. The event was held on 6 April, immediately after the first heats of the 100 metre race. Since there was only one round of the triple jump, the winner was crowned as the first modern Olympic champion.
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    Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 100 metres

    Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 100 metres

    • Event: Men's Athletics, 100m
    • Venue: Beijing National Stadium
    • Olympic games contested: 2008 Summer Olympics
    The men's 100 metres sprint event at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on 15 and 16 August at the Beijing National Stadium. The final was won by Jamaican Usain Bolt in a world record time of 9.69 seconds. Holding a considerable lead 70 metres into the race, Bolt opened his arms in celebration before slapping his chest. Kriss Akabusi criticized Usain Bolt's chest slapping before the finish line as showboating, shortly before Bolt captured the gold in the 100 meter sprint, noting that the actions cost Bolt an even faster record time. IOC president Jacques Rogge also condemned the Jamaican's actions as disrespectful. Bolt denied that this was the purpose of his mid-race celebration by saying "I wasn't bragging. When I saw I wasn't covered, I was just happy." Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows: The following new world and Olympic records were set during this competition. Each National Olympic Committee (NOC) was able to enter up to three entrants providing they had met the A standard (10.21) in the qualifying period (1 January 2007 to 23 July 2008). NOCs were also permitted to enter one athlete providing he had met the B standard (10.28)
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    Baseball at the 2008 Summer Olympics

    Baseball at the 2008 Summer Olympics

    • Event: Men's baseball
    • Venue: Beijing Wukesong Culture & Sports Center
    • Olympic games contested: 2008 Summer Olympics
    Baseball at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing was held from August 13 to August 23. All games were played at Wukesong Baseball Field, a temporary venue constructed at the Beijing Wukesong Culture & Sports Center. Olympic baseball is competed by men only, while women compete in the similar sport of softball. This event may be the last baseball event contested in the Olympics history, as the International Olympic Committee voted to remove baseball from the program in the 2012 Olympics. Along with softball, baseball was rejected for inclusion in the 2016 Summer Olympics at the IOC's meeting in October 2009. This was also the first time that the IBAF's new extra-inning rule was officially in effect. South Korea won the gold medal in a 3–2 final victory against Cuba. Eight teams are competing in the Olympic baseball tournament, and the competition consists of two rounds. The preliminary round follows a round robin format, where each of the teams plays all the other teams once. Following this, the top four teams advance to a single elimination round culminating in the bronze and gold medal games. ^1 Chinese Taipei is the official IOC designation for the state officially referred to as
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    Gymnastics at the 1896 Summer Olympics - Men's rope climbing

    Gymnastics at the 1896 Summer Olympics - Men's rope climbing

    • Event: Rope climbing
    • Olympic games contested: 1896 Summer Olympics
    The men's rope climbing was one of eight gymnastics events on the Gymnastics at the 1896 Summer Olympics programme. The final event in the gymnastics competition, rope climbing was held on 10 April. The rope was 14 metres long, suspended from a frame. Time and style were considered in placing the competitors who reached the top and distance climbed separating those who did not make it all the way up. Five competitors entered, with the two Greeks taking top honors by being the only two to complete the climb. The German Fritz Hofmann won the bronze medal, while the weightlifting champions Viggo Jensen and Launceston Elliot finished fourth and fifth.
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    Sailing at the 1960 Summer Olympics - Flying Dutchman

    Sailing at the 1960 Summer Olympics - Flying Dutchman

    The Flying Dutchman was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1960 Summer Olympics program in Naples. Seven races were scheduled. 62 sailors, on 31 boats, from 31 nations competed. DNF = Did Not Finish, DNS= Did Not Start, DSQ = Disqualified = Male, = Female Of the total of three race areas were needed during the Olympics in Naples. Each of the classes was using the same scoring system. The center course was used for the Flying Dutchman.
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    Sailing at the 1968 Summer Olympics - Flying Dutchman

    Sailing at the 1968 Summer Olympics - Flying Dutchman

    The Flying Dutchman was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1968 Summer Olympics program in Acapulco. Seven races were scheduled. 40 sailors, on 20 boats, from 20 nations competed. DNF = Did Not Finish, DNS= Did Not Start, DSQ = Disqualified = Male, = Female Of the total of three race areas were needed during the Olympics in Acapulco. Each of the classes was new Olympic scoring system.
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    Sailing at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Star

    Sailing at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Star

    The Star was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1968 Summer Olympics program in Acapulco. Seven races were scheduled. 40 sailors, on 20 boats, from 20 nations competed. DNF = Did Not Finish, DNS= Did Not Start, DSQ = Disqualified = Male, = Female Of the total of three race areas were needed during the Olympics in Acapulco. Each of the classes was new Olympic scoring system.
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    Water polo at the 1912 Summer Olympics

    Water polo at the 1912 Summer Olympics

    The 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, saw the fourth water polo tournament at Olympics. All games took place in the newly built swimming stadium in Djurgårdsbrunnsviken from July 7 to July 16, 1912. All medals were decided by using the Bergvall system. The competitions in water polo were arranged on the Cup Tie (elimination) system, but in such a way that the necessary number of matches had to be played for the second and third prizes between the teams qualified to take part in these rounds. The principle was adopted, that a team which had not been beaten, direct or indirect, by a team that was qualified to fight for the second or third prize, should have the right to play against the team last-mentioned, even if it (the first-named) had already been beaten by some other team. The teams entered were drawn in pairs for the first round, after which the order in which they were to meet in the second round was determined by drawing lots, so that the order in which the games were to be played, right up to the final, was fixed before the games began. A total of 45 water polo players from 6 nations competed at the Stockholm Games:
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    Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 400 metres

    Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 400 metres

    • Event: Men's Athletics, 400m
    • Olympic games contested: 2008 Summer Olympics
    The Men's 400 metres at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on 18–21 August at the Beijing National Stadium. The qualifying standards were 45.55 s (A standard) and 45.95 s (B standard). Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows: No new world or Olympic records were set for this event. The first round was held on 18 August. The first three runners of each heat (Q) plus the next three overall fastest runners (q) qualified for the semifinals.
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    Badminton at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's singles

    Badminton at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's singles

    • Event: Women's Badminton, singles
    • Venue: Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium
    • Olympic games contested: 2008 Summer Olympics
    These are the results of the women's singles competition in badminton at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. The tournament consisted of a single-elimination tournament. Matches were played using a best-of-three games format. Games were played to 21 points, using rally scoring. Each game had to be won by a margin of two points, except when the game was won by a player who reached 30 even if the lead was only 1 at that point. The top eight seeds in the tournament were placed in the bracket so as not to face each other until the quarterfinals. All other competitors were placed by draw.
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    Biathlon at the 2006 Winter Olympics - Men's 20km Individual

    Biathlon at the 2006 Winter Olympics - Men's 20km Individual

    • Event: Men's 20 km Individual
    • Olympic games contested: 2006 Winter Olympics
    The Men's 20 kilometre individual biathlon competition at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy was held on 11 February, at Cesana San Sicario. The individual race consisted of five laps around a four kilometre loop with four stops at the shooting range. During each shooting section, each biathlete fired five shots at five targets. Misses resulted in penalties of one minute per miss being added to the time for the course. The first and third shooting sections were conducted in the prone position, while the second and fourth were done standing. A total of 88 biathletes competed, starting with a staggered start and 30 seconds behind each competitor. Michael Greis of Germany hit 19 of the 20 targets and used a net time of 54:23.0 (with one penalty minute) to clinch the gold medal, 16 seconds ahead of Norway's Ole Einar Bjørndalen. Norway also won the bronze medal, with Halvard Hanevold beating Sergei Tchepikov by 0.8 seconds despite two penalty minutes to the Russian's one. The previous year's trial World Cup event at this track saw Michael Greis of Germany win the event in a time of 53:18.7. At the 2005 World Championships in Hochfilzen, Austria, the Czech Roman Dostal won, while
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    Biathlon at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Women's relay

    Biathlon at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Women's relay

    • Event: Women's 4x6 km Relay
    • Venue: Whistler Olympic Park
    • Olympic games contested: 2010 Winter Olympics
    The women's relay competition of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics was held at Whistler Olympic Park in Whistler, British Columbia on February 23, 2010.. The format was four relays of 6 km, with two shoots for each, one lying and one standing. The following are the results of the event.
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    Diving at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's synchronized 3 metre springboard

    • Event: Men's synchronized 3 metre springboard
    • Olympic games contested: 2004 Summer Olympics
    The men's synchronized 3 metre springboard was one of eight diving events included in the Diving at the 2004 Summer Olympics programme. The competition was held as an outright final: The fifth and final round of dives was stage for a bizarre sequence of events, beginning with a spectator jumping into the pool. The then-leaders Peng Bo and Wang Kenan of China failed their final dive, for which they were awarded zero points. The highly regarded Russian pair, although only in fifth place at the time, had a chance to move up in the standings with their final dive, which had a potentially high-scoring 3.5 level of difficulty. One diver, however, hit the edge of the board with his feet halfway through a somersault (reminiscent of a Greg Louganis incident). The American pair, in second place at the time, also earned shockingly low scores on their final dive by effectively bomb-diving. This left the Greeks, who had already taken their final dive unaware of the imminent melt-down, to claim the gold, Greece's first-ever in diving and the hosts' first gold of the 2004 Athens Olympics.
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    Football at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Matches

    Football at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Matches

    • Olympic games contested: 1912 Summer Olympics
    Football at the 1912 Summer Olympics was contested in a tournament of 11 football matches. Great Britain won gold medals, Denmark won silver medals and the Netherlands won bronze medals. (*) NOTE: after being "pretty badly hurt in a collision" (*) NOTE: Worpitzky replaced the injured goalkeeper (*) NOTE: other sources report the goal scoring: 1-0 Anthon Olsen (4), 2-0 Nils Middelboe (25), 3-0 Vilhelm Wolfhagen (37), 4-0 Anthon Olsen (60), 5-0 Anthon Olsen (70), 6-0 Sophus Nielsen (85), 7-0 Sophus Nielsen (88) (*) NOTE: knee injury (*) NOTE: hand injury
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    Football at the 1988 Summer Olympics

    Football at the 1988 Summer Olympics

    Final results for the football competition at the 1988 Summer Olympics. The tournament was held from September 17, 1988 to October 1, 1988. Note: The players above the line played at least one game in this tournament, the players below the line were only squad members. Nevertheless the International Olympic Committee medal database credits them all as medalists. The following sixteen teams qualified for the 1988 Olympics football tournament: Each country was allowed to enter a team of 20 players and they all were eligible for participation. A total number of 314 footballers were entered. A total of 268(*) footballers from 16 nations competed at the Seoul Games: (*) NOTE: There are only players counted, which participated in one game at least. A total of 52 players scored 95 goals (including one own goal) in the 32 matches. Only China was unable to score a goal.
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    Sailing at the 1932 Summer Olympics – 6 Metre

    Sailing at the 1932 Summer Olympics – 6 Metre

    The 6 Metre was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1932 Summer Olympics program in Los Angeles Harbor. Six races were scheduled. 14 sailors, on 3 boats, from 3 nations competed. DNF = Did Not Finish, DNS= Did Not Start, DSQ = Disqualified, SO = Sailed over = Male, = Female
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    Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's 400 metre freestyle

    Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's 400 metre freestyle

    • Event: Men's 400m freestyle
    • Olympic games contested: 2004 Summer Olympics
    The Men's 400 metre freestyle event was one of sixteen events for male swimmers at the 2004 Olympics. The event took place on 14 August. In late March 2004 at the Australian Championships in Sydney, the defending champion Ian Thorpe overbalanced whilst on the blocks in the heats of the 400 m freestyle and fell into the water, resulting in his disqualification and ending the defense of his Olympic 400 m title. This resulted in a large debate among the swimming and public community as to whether Thorpe should be given an exception to Australia's policy of selecting the first and second place getters, with Prime Minister of Australia John Howard describing the situation as a "tragedy". Despite the intense media spotlight, Thorpe managed to win the 100 m and 200 m freestyle events in times of 48.83s and 1 min 45.07s respectively to ensure his selection for Athens. Craig Stevens, who had claimed the second qualifying position in the 400 m event, subsequently faced immense public pressure to relinquish his position to Thorpe, and later did so in a television interview for which he was paid. This generated ethical debate as to whether Stevens' decision had been bought, and criticism
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    Volleyball at the 2000 Summer Olympics - Men's volleyball

    Volleyball at the 2000 Summer Olympics - Men's volleyball

    • Event: Men's Volleyball
    • Venue: Sydney Entertainment Centre
    • Olympic games contested: 2000 Summer Olympics
    The 2000 Men's Olympic Volleyball Tournament was the 10th edition of the event, organized by the world's governing body, the FIVB in conjunction with the IOC. It was held in Sydney, Australia from 17 September to 1 October 2000.
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    Athletics at the 1896 Summer Olympics - Men's marathon

    Athletics at the 1896 Summer Olympics - Men's marathon

    • Event: Men's Marathon
    • Olympic games contested: 1896 Summer Olympics
    The men's marathon event was a special race invented as part of the Athletics at the 1896 Summer Olympics programme. Michel Bréal originated the idea of a race from the city of Marathon to Athens, taking inspiration from the legend of Pheidippides. The first such marathon race was a Greek national competition that served as a qualifier for the Olympic marathon; the qualifier was won by Kharilaos Vasilakos. The length of the marathon in 1896 was 40 kilometres (25 mi). Twenty-five athletes traveled to Marathon for the race from there to Athens, though only seventeen actually began the race. Just as in the 1500 metre race, Albin Lermusiaux took the lead early. Edwin Flack and Arthur Blake maintained the second and third places until Blake dropped out at 23 kilometres. At 32 kilometres, Lermusiaux dropped out as well, leaving Flack in the lead. That lead was not secure, however, as Spyridon Louis was making full use of his endurance to gain slowly on Flack. Exhausted from trying to maintain his pace, Flack dropped out of the race with about three kilometres left. Louis was left alone at the front, finishing the 40 kilometre race in slightly less than 3 hours. Vasilakos finished second,
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    Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Men's 10 kilometre walk

    Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Men's 10 kilometre walk

    • Event: Men's 10km Walk
    • Olympic games contested: 1912 Summer Olympics
    The men's 10 kilometres walk was a track and field athletics event held as part of the Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. It was the second appearance of racewalking, which had debuted at the previous games with the 10 mile and 3500 metre walks. The 10 kilometre was the only racewalking event in 1912. The competition was held on Monday, July 8, 1912 and on Thursday, July 11, 1912. Twenty-two racewalkers from twelve nations competed. These were the standing world and Olympic records (in hours) prior to the 1912 Summer Olympics. Both semi-finals were held on Monday, July 8, 1912. Semifinal 1 Semifinal 2 The final was held on Thursday, July 11, 1912.
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    Cricket at the 1900 Summer Olympics

    Cricket at the 1900 Summer Olympics

    • Event: Cricket
    • Venue: Vélodrome de Vincennes
    • Olympic games contested: 1900 Summer Olympics
    A cricket tournament, played as part of the 1900 Summer Olympics, took place on 19–20 August at the Vélodrome de Vincennes. The only match of the tournament was played between teams representing Great Britain and France, and was won by 158 runs by Great Britain. Originally, teams representing Belgium, France, Great Britain, and the Netherlands were scheduled to compete in the tournament. Belgium and the Netherlands pulled out of the competition, leaving Great Britain to play France. Neither team was nationally selected. The British side was a touring club, the Devon and Somerset Wanderers (alias Devon County Wanderers), while the French team, the French Athletic Club Union, comprising mainly British expatriates living in Paris. The two-day game commenced on 19 August 1900. Great Britain batted first and scored 117, and bowled France out for 78. Great Britain then scored 145 for 5 in their second innings, setting the hosts a target of 185. The tourists bowled out France for 26 to win the match by 158 runs, a significant margin, but with only five minutes of the match remaining. The Great Britain team was awarded silver medals and the French team bronze medals, together with
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    Diving at the 1904 Summer Olympics - Platform

    • Event: Platform diving
    • Olympic games contested: 1904 Summer Olympics
    The platform diving was a diving event held as part of the diving at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme. It was the first time diving events were held at the Olympics. The competition was held on Wednesday, September 7, 1904. Five divers from two nations competed. Braunschweiger refused to dive-off for the bronze medal so it was originally only given to Kehoe. Nevertheless the IOC medal database nowadays also lists Braunschweiger as bronze medal winner.
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    Diving at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Men's plain high diving

    • Event: Men's plain high diving
    • Olympic games contested: 1912 Summer Olympics
    The men's plain high diving was one of four diving events on the diving at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. The competition was held on Saturday July 6, 1912, on Sunday July 7, 1912, and on Thursday July 11, 1912. Thirty-one divers from nine nations competed. The competition was actually held from both 10 metre and 5 metre platforms. Divers performed a total of five dives: a standing dive and two running dives from the 10 metre platform, and a standing dive and a running dive from the 5 metre platform. Five judges scored each diver, giving two results. Each judge gave an ordinal placing for each diver in a group, with the five scores being summed to give a total ordinal points score. The judges also gave scores more closely resembling the modern scoring system. The divers who scored the smallest number of points in each group of the first round plus the four best scoring non-qualified divers of all groups advanced to the final. Ordinal placings were used to rank divers within the group, but were not used to determine qualification. Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 In the final, ordinal placings were the primary ranking method with dive scores being used only to break ties.
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    Diving at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Women's 10 metre platform

    • Event: Women's 10 metre platform
    • Olympic games contested: 1912 Summer Olympics
    The women's 10 metre platform, also known as high (plain) diving for ladies competition, was one of four diving events on the diving at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. It was the first diving event for women at the Summer Olympic Games. The competition was held from Wednesday July 10, 1912 to Saturday July 13, 1912. Fourteen divers from three nations competed. The competition was actually held from both 10 metre and 5 metre platforms. Divers performed a standing plain dive and a running plain dive from the 10 metre platform, a running plain dive and a backward somersault from the 5 metre platform, and three dives of the competitor's choice from the 10 metre platform. Five judges scored each diver, giving two results. Each judge gave an ordinal placing for each diver in a group, with the five scores being summed to give a total ordinal points score. The judges also gave scores more closely resembling the modern scoring system. The two divers who scored the smallest number of points in each group of the first round plus the four best-scoring non-qualified divers of all groups advanced to the final. Ordinal placings were used to rank divers within the group, but were not used to
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    Diving at the 1920 Summer Olympics - Men's 3 metre springboard

    • Event: Men's 3 metre springboard
    • Olympic games contested: 1920 Summer Olympics
    The men's 3 metre springboard was one of five diving events on the diving at the 1920 Summer Olympics programme. The competition was held on Friday, August 26, 1920 and on Saturday, August 27, 1920. Fourteen divers from nine nations competed. The three divers who scored the smallest number of points in each group of the first round advanced to the final. Group 1 Group 2
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    Sailing at the 1968 Summer Olympics - Finn

    Sailing at the 1968 Summer Olympics - Finn

    • Event: Finn Class
    • Olympic games contested: 1968 Summer Olympics
    The Finn was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1968 Summer Olympics program in Acapulco. Seven races were scheduled. 36 sailors, on 36 boats, from 36 nations competed. DNF = Did Not Finish, DNS= Did Not Start, DSQ = Disqualified = Male, = Female Of the total of three race areas were needed during the Olympics in Acapulco. Each of the classes was new Olympic scoring system.
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    Snowboarding at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Men's snowboard cross

    Snowboarding at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Men's snowboard cross

    • Event: Men's Snowboarding Cross
    • Olympic games contested: 2010 Winter Olympics
    The men's snowboard cross competition of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics was held at Cypress Mountain on February 15, 2010. The top 32 qualifiers advanced to the 1/8 round. From here, they participated in four-person elimination races, with the top two from each race advancing.
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    Wrestling at the 1896 Summer Olympics - Men's Greco-Roman Open

    Wrestling at the 1896 Summer Olympics - Men's Greco-Roman Open

    • Event: Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling, Open
    • Olympic games contested: 1896 Summer Olympics
    The men's Greco-Roman was the only wrestling event on the Wrestling at the 1896 Summer Olympics programme. No weight classes existed for the wrestling competition, held in the Panathinaiko Stadium which meant that there would only be one winner among competitors of all sizes. The rules used were similar to modern Greco-Roman wrestling, although there was no time limit, and not all leg holds were forbidden (in contrast to current rules). Apart from the two Greek contestants, all competitors had previously been active in other sports. The wrestling competition was held on 10 April, except for the continuation of the final match on 11 April. Stephanos Christopoulos of Greece faced Momcsilló Tapavicza of Hungary in the first match. The pair were nearly evenly matched, and the contest lasted until Tapovitsa eventually retired. In the second match, gymnastics champion Carl Schuhmann of Germany faced the weightlifting champion, Launceston Elliot of the United Kingdom. Schuhmann won easily. Georgios Tsitas, a Greek, had a bye in the first round, joining Christopoulos and Schuhmann as the three semifinalists. For the only actual semifinal match, two Greeks faced each other. Tsitas and
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    Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics - Men's 200 metres

    Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics - Men's 200 metres

    • Event: Men's Athletics, 200m
    • Olympic games contested: 1908 Summer Olympics
    The men's 200 metre race was held for the third time at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London. The competition was held from July 21, 1908 to July 23, 1908. 43 sprinters from 15 nations competed. These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1908 Summer Olympics. (*) unofficial 220 yards (= 201.17 m) (**) straight course The winner of each heat advanced, with all others eliminated. Heats were held on July 21, 1908. Heat 1 George led by ten yards when he crossed the finish line. Heat 2 In a tight race, Huff barely beat Duffy, crossing the line with a lead of less than two yards. Heat 3 Roche won by a mere yard. Heat 4 Cartmell won by about two yards. Heat 5 Malfait had about a four-yard lead when he finished. Heat 6 Laaftman won by two yards. Heat 7 There was no competition for Radóczy in the seventh heat. Heat 8 Cloughen had a comfortable six-yard lead when he crossed the finish line. Heat 9 Hurdsfield led by a yard and a half at the finish. Heat 10 Hamilton's margin of victory was three yards. Heat 11 Kerr's victory was by about three yards. Heat 12 Sherman led by two yards when he finished. Heat 13 Reed won by two and a half yards. Heat 14 Guttormsen
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    Curling at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Women's tournament

    Curling at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Women's tournament

    • Event: Women’s Curling Tournament
    • Venue: Vancouver Olympic Centre
    • Olympic games contested: 2010 Winter Olympics
    The women's curling tournament took place at the Vancouver Olympic/Paralympic Centre. The draws took place between 16 and 25 February 2010 and the final took place on 26 February 2010. All start times are in Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8). The preliminary round was a round-robin tournament between all 10 teams; the top four qualified for the medal round. Standings after the preliminary round. Top four qualified for the medal round. Results of the preliminary round. Tuesday, February 16, 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 17, 9:00 AM Wednesday, February 17, 7:00 PM Thursday, February 18, 2:00 PM Friday, February 19, 9:00 AM Friday, February 19, 7:00 PM Saturday, February 20, 2:00 PM Sunday, February 21, 9:00 AM Sunday, February 21, 7:00 PM Monday, February 22, 2:00 PM Tuesday, February 23, 9:00 AM Tuesday, February 23, 7:00 PM Thursday, February 25, 9:00 AM Friday, February 26, 9:00 AM Friday, February 26, 3:00 PM
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    Gymnastics at the 1896 Summer Olympics - Men's Horizontal Bar

    Gymnastics at the 1896 Summer Olympics - Men's Horizontal Bar

    • Event: Men's Horizontal bar
    • Olympic games contested: 1896 Summer Olympics
    The men's horizontal bar was one of eight gymnastics events on the Gymnastics at the 1896 Summer Olympics programme. It was held on 9 April, as the sixth gymnastics event. 16 athletes from four nations entered the competition. Two winners were announced, with Hermann Weingärtner winning his first individual gold medal, which was added to his two team gold medals and his three other individual medals. His countryman, Alfred Flatow, won his first individual medal.
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    Luge at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Women's singles

    Luge at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Women's singles

    • Event: Women's Singles
    • Venue: Whistler Sliding Centre
    • Olympic games contested: 2010 Winter Olympics
    The women's luge at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada took place on 15–16 February at the Whistler Sliding Centre in Whistler, British Columbia. Germany's Sylke Otto is the two-time defending Olympic champion. Otto retired midway through the 2006-07 season in January 2007 to pregnancy and after suffering a crash at the track in Königssee, Germany. Erin Hamlin of the United States is the defending world champion. The test event that took place at the venue was won by Germany's Natalie Geisenberger. The last World Cup event prior to the 2010 games took place in Cesana, Italy on 31 January 2010 and was won by Geisenberger. Geisenberger's teammate Tatjana Hüfner, the defending Olympic bronze medalist, won the overall World Cup for 2009-10 season in women's singles. While the IOC does not consider luge times eligible for Olympic records, the International Luge Federation (FIL) does maintain records for both the start and a complete run at each track it competes. These records were set during the test event at the women's singles/ men's doubles start house for the 2010 Games on 20 February 2009. During training on February 12, 2010, Georgian luger, Nodar Kumaritashvili was
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    Swimming at the 1900 Summer Olympics - Men's 200 metre obstacle event

    Swimming at the 1900 Summer Olympics - Men's 200 metre obstacle event

    • Event: Men's Obstacle Race
    • Olympic games contested: 1900 Summer Olympics
    The men's 200 metre obstacle event was an event in the 1900 Summer Olympics held in Paris. The 1900 Games were the only occasion such an event was held. It was held on 11 August and 12 August 1900. Twelve swimmers from five nations competed. There were three obstacles throughout the 200 metre course. Swimmers had to climb over the first two (a pole and a row of boats), and swim under the third (another row of boats). The two fastest swimmers in each heat as well as the four fastest losers from across the three heats advanced. This meant that 10 of the 12 swimmers moved on to the final. The final was held on 12 August.
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    Athletics at the 1900 Summer Olympics - Men's 800 metres

    Athletics at the 1900 Summer Olympics - Men's 800 metres

    • Event: Men's Athletics, 800m
    • Olympic games contested: 1900 Summer Olympics
    The men's 800 metres was middle-distance running event on the athletics programme at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris. It was held on July 14 and July 16, 1900. The races were held on a track of 500 metres in circumference. 18 athletes from seven nations competed. These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1900 Summer Olympics. (*) unofficial 880 yards (= 804.68 m) In the first heat of the first round David Hall set a new Olympic record with 1:59.0. In the first round, there were three heats. The top two runners in each advanced to the final. First round, heat 1 Hall's Olympic record time surprised most of those present, as Tysoe had been the favorite in the heat. First round, heat 2 Deloge finished three yards in front of Spiedl, with the other runners trailing. First round, heat 3 Cregan won the slowest of the three heats by six yards. Deloge led early, but was passed just before the final straight by Tysoe and Cregan. Hall, who had set an Olympic record in the heats, was just barely able to catch Deloge to finish third, but had no chance of passing the two leaders.
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    Sailing at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 470 class

    Sailing at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 470 class

    • Event: Men's 470 - Two Person Dinghy
    • Olympic games contested: 2008 Summer Olympics
    Men's 470 class competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing took place between August 11 and 18 in Qingdao, at the Qingdao International Marina. 29 pairs competed in this 470 dinghy competition. Points were assigned based on the finishing position in each race (1 for first, 2 for second, etc.). The points were totaled from the top 9 results of the first 10 races, with lower totals being better. If a sailor was disqualified or did not complete the race, 30 points were assigned for that race (as there were 29 sailors in this competition). The top 10 sailors then competed in the final race, with placings counting double for that race. The sailor with the lowest total score won. Race M is the medal race in which only the top 10 competitors took part. Scoring abbreviations are defined as follows:
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    Swimming at the 1908 Summer Olympics - Men's 200 metre breaststroke

    Swimming at the 1908 Summer Olympics - Men's 200 metre breaststroke

    • Event: Men's 200m breaststroke
    • Olympic games contested: 1908 Summer Olympics
    The men's 200 metre breaststroke was one of 6 swimming events on the Swimming at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme. It was the only breaststroke event on the schedule. 1908 was the first appearance of the 200 metre breaststroke, as 1904 had seen the introduction of the stroke to Olympic competition with the 400 metre event. The fastest swimmer in each heat and the fastest loser advanced, qualifying 8 swimmers for the semifinals. The fastest two swimmers from each semifinal advanced to the final.
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    Weightlifting at the 1904 Summer Olympics - Men's all-around dumbbell

    Weightlifting at the 1904 Summer Olympics - Men's all-around dumbbell

    • Event: Men's All Around Dumbbell
    • Olympic games contested: 1904 Summer Olympics
    The men's all-around dumbbell was a weightlifting event held as part of the Weightlifting at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme. It was the only time the event, intended to be an all-around championship in weightlifting, was held. 3 athletes, all from the United States, competed.
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    Football

    Football

    Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball. At the turn of the 21st century, the game was played by over 250 million players in over 200 countries, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field of grass or green artificial turf, with a goal in the middle of each of the short ends. The object of the game is to score by driving the ball into the opposing goal. In general play, the goalkeepers are the only players allowed to touch the ball with their hands or arms (unless the ball is carried out of play, where the field players are required to restart by a throw-in of the game ball), while the field players typically use their feet to kick the ball, occasionally using other parts of their legs, their torso or head. The team that scores the most goals by the end of the match wins. If the score is tied at the end of the game, either a draw is declared or the game goes into extra time and/or a penalty shootout, depending on the format of the competition. The Laws of the Game were originally codified in England by the Football Association in 1863 and have
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    Gymnastics at the 1896 Summer Olympics - Men's pommel horse

    Gymnastics at the 1896 Summer Olympics - Men's pommel horse

    • Event: Men's Pommel horse
    • Olympic games contested: 1896 Summer Olympics
    The men's pommel horse was one of eight gymnastics events on the Gymnastics at the 1896 Summer Olympics programme. The pommel horse was the fourth event held on 9 April. 15 athletes from five nations started the pommel horse exercise. Zutter won Switzerland's first gold medal in this event, with Weingärtner taking the silver.
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    Shooting at the 1988 Summer Olympics - Men's 10 metre air pistol

    Shooting at the 1988 Summer Olympics - Men's 10 metre air pistol

    • Event: Men's 10m air pistol
    • Olympic games contested: 1988 Summer Olympics
    Men's 10 metre air pistol made its Olympic debut at the 1988 Summer Olympics. Erich Buljung equalled the world record (held by Vladas Turla and Igor Basinski) of 590 points in the qualification round, acquiring a two-point lead over the new 50 metre champion, Sorin Babii. Neither of them performed a good final however, and Tanyu Kiryakov eliminated his entire five-point gap to first place. The tie between Kiryakov and Buljung was resolved on grounds of higher final score, with Kiryakov becoming the inaugural champion. Xu Haifeng surpassed Babii to win bronze. DNS Did not start – EWR Equalled world record – OR Olympic record – Q Qualified for final OR Olympic record
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    Freestyle skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Women's ski cross

    Freestyle skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Women's ski cross

    • Event: Women's Ski Cross
    • Venue: Cypress Mountain
    • Olympic games contested: 2010 Winter Olympics
    The women's ski cross event in freestyle skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, took place on 23 February at Cypress Bowl Ski Area. The top 32 qualifiers advanced to the 1/8 round. From here, they participated in four-person elimination races, with the top two from each race advancing. The top 2 from each heat of the 1/8 round advanced to the 1/4 round. From here, they participated in four-person elimination races, with the top two from each race advancing. The top 2 from each heat of the 1/4 round advanced to the semifinals. From here, they participated in four-person elimination races, with the top two from each race advancing to the final and the third and fourth entering a classification race.
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    Athletics at the 1896 Summer Olympics - Men's 100 metres

    Athletics at the 1896 Summer Olympics - Men's 100 metres

    • Event: Men's Athletics, 100m
    • Olympic games contested: 1896 Summer Olympics
    The men's 100 metres race was the first event run at the modern Olympics, on 6 April 1896. It was the shortest race on the Athletics at the 1896 Summer Olympics programme. 21 athletes were entered in the first round, divided into three heats of seven runners, but six of them later withdrew. The top two athletes in each heat advanced to the final, which took place on 10 April. 15 athletes from 8 nations competed. The first round of heats took place on 6 April. The first heat of the 100 metres was the first competition held in the Games. Francis Lane won the first heat, thus becoming the first winner of a modern Olympic race. All heats were won by athletes from the United States. The final of the 100 metre race, run on 10 April, involved the six runners who had finished in the top two of their preliminary heats. Thomas Curtis withdrew to save himself for the 110 metre hurdles, which was the next race on the program. Burke beat his companion from the third heat, Hofmann, by two meters. Lane and Szokolyi dead-heated for third place, with Chalkokondylis six inches behind them. Lane and Szokolyi are both considered to be bronze medallists by the International Olympic Committee.
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    Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Men's marathon

    Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Men's marathon

    • Event: Men's Marathon
    • Olympic games contested: 1912 Summer Olympics
    The men's marathon was a track and field athletics event held as part of the athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. It was the fifth appearance of the event, which is one of 12 athletics events to have been held at every Summer Olympics. The distance used was 40.2 kilometres, nearly 2 full kilometres shorter than that used in 1908 and since 1924. The competition was held on Sunday, July 14, 1912. Sixty-eight runners from 19 nations competed. With conditions described as "very hot", only half of the competitors finished. These were the standing world and Olympic records (in hours) prior to the 1912 Summer Olympics. The distance was nearly two kilometres shorter; nevertheless, Ken McArthur's winning time is registered as an Olympic record.
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    Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's 400 metres

    Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's 400 metres

    • Event: Women's Athletics, 400m
    • Venue: Beijing National Stadium
    • Olympic games contested: 2008 Summer Olympics
    The Women's 400 metres at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on 16–19 August at the Beijing National Stadium. The qualifying standards were 51.55 s (A standard) and 52.35 s (B standard). Favourites for the event included Sanya Richards-Ross and the reigning world champion, Christine Ohuruogu. In the final, Richards-Ross made a rapid start and quickly took the lead, while Ohuruogu ran a more even-paced race, but was well down the field entering the final straight. However in the last 100 metres Richard-Ross, clearly tired from her earlier effort, began to tie up badly, while Ohuruogu began to surge through the field. At the line, Great Britain's Christine Ohuruogu won in 49.62 seconds to add the Olympic title to her World title, just pipping Shericka Williams by 0.07 seconds to take gold. Richards-Ross faded to third, and bronze, in 49.92. Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows: No new world or Olympic records were set for this event. Qualification: First 3 in each heat (Q) and the next 3 fastest (q) advance to the Semifinals. Qualification: First 2 in each heat (Q) and the next 2 fastest {q} advance to the Final.
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    Rowing at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Men's coxed fours, inriggers

    Rowing at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Men's coxed fours, inriggers

    • Olympic games contested: 1912 Summer Olympics
    The men's coxed fours with inriggers, also referred to as the coxed four with jugriggers, was a rowing event held as part of the Rowing at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. It was the only appearance of the restricted event. The competition was held on Wednesday, July 17, 1912 and on Thursday, July 18, 1912. Thirty rowers from four nations competed. The following boats and/or rowing clubs participated: All quarterfinals were held on Wednesday, July 17. Quarterfinal 1: 11 a.m. Both boats got well away, the Norwegians leading for the first hundred metres or so. Then the Swedish, who were rowing a somewhat qicker stroke, began to creep up, and soon passed their opponents, obtaining a lead which they retained for the rest of the race. The winning crew pulling from 32-38 a minute, the Norwegian stroke varying between 28 and 38. Both bats were very well rowed, and it was physical strength that gave Sweden the victory. Quarterfinal 2: 11.20 a.m. At the start, Sweden led with an energetic stroke of 36, while the Danes rowed a longer but very effective stroke, which they used to perfection. The forward half of the stroke was one of extraordinary length, with a fine finish and excellent
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    Sailing at the 1964 Summer Olympics - Flying Dutchman

    Sailing at the 1964 Summer Olympics - Flying Dutchman

    The Flying Dutchman was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1964 Summer Olympics program in Enoshima. Seven races were scheduled. 42 sailors, on 21 boats, from 21 nations competed. DNF = Did Not Finish, DNS= Did Not Start, DSQ = Disqualified = Male, = Female Of the total of three race areas were needed during the Olympics in Enoshima. Each of the classes was using the same scoring system. The Westerly course area was used for the Flying Dutchman.
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    Athletics at the 1896 Summer Olympics - Men's discus throw

    Athletics at the 1896 Summer Olympics - Men's discus throw

    • Event: Men's Discus throw
    • Olympic games contested: 1896 Summer Olympics
    The men's discus throw was one of two throwing events on the Athletics at the 1896 Summer Olympics programme. The discus throw was the fourth event held. It was contested on 6 April. 11 athletes competed, including one each from France, Sweden, the United States, and Great Britain as well as three Greeks and two Danes. Many of the competitors had never thrown a discus before, as the event had never been held at an international competition. Robert Garrett of the United States was the last foreigner in the competition, and eventually defeated the famed Greek competitors to win the second modern Olympic gold medal.
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    Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Men's hammer throw

    Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Men's hammer throw

    • Event: Men's Hammer throw
    • Olympic games contested: 1912 Summer Olympics
    The men's hammer throw was a track and field athletics event held as part of the athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. It was the fourth appearance of the event, which had been won all three previous times by John Flanagan. The competition was held on Sunday, July 14, 1912. Fourteen hammer throwers from four nations competed. These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1912 Summer Olympics. (*) unofficial Matt McGrath set a new Olympic record in the qualification with 54.13 metres and improved his record in the final with 54.74 metres. Flanagan, who had won all three prior editions of the Olympic hammer throw and held the Olympic record of 51.92 metres, had retired since the 1908 Olympic Games. McGrath took the gold medal, besting Flanagan's Olympic record with all four of his legal marks. No other thrower beat Flanagan's Olympic mark.
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    Football at the 1904 Summer Olympics

    Football at the 1904 Summer Olympics

    At the 1904 Summer Olympics, a football event was contested. Only three club teams competed. Medals were awarded at the time, at least to the Canadian team. The 1904 contest is considered to be an official contest by the IOC but not by FIFA. The 1904 Games were spread over several months, linked to the St Louis World's Fair, and football was the last sport to be contested, in November. The tournament was played as a straight round robin, although the game between Christian Brothers College and St. Rose Parish was replayed twice due to two 0-0 draws. According to a report in the Toronto Mail and Empire newspaper of November 18, 1904, medals were awarded to the players in St. Louis. The report states that "Immediately after the game, the Galt aggregation, numbering about 50 persons, retired to the office of James E. Sullivan, chief of the Department of Physical Culture, where they received their prize. After a short talk by Mr. James A. Conlon, of the Physical Culture Department, Mayor Mundy, of the City of Galt, presented each player on the winning team with a beautiful gold medal." The medal awarded to Fred Steep of Galt, held by The Soccer Hall of Fame and Museum in Vaughan,
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    Volleyball at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's volleyball

    Volleyball at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's volleyball

    • Event: Men's Volleyball
    • Venue: Beijing Institute of Technology Gymnasium
    • Olympic games contested: 2008 Summer Olympics
    The men's tournament in volleyball at the 2008 Summer Olympics was the 12th edition of the event, organized by the world's governing body, the FIVB, in conjunction with the IOC. It was held in Beijing, China, from 10 to 24 August 2008. The twelve competing teams were split equally into two pools of six teams. Each team played all other teams in their pool with the winning team gaining 2 points and the losing side 1 point. The top four teams from each pool progressed through to the quarterfinals. The rest of the tournament was a single-elimination bracket, with a bronze medal match held between the two semifinal losers. A total of 38 matches were played: 15 in each group, 4 quarterfinals, 2 semifinals, 1 bronze medal match, and 1 gold medal match. * The Asian Qualification Tournament was combined with the World Qualification Tournament 3. The first place team of the tournament qualified as the winners of the World Qualification Tournament 3 while the best Asian team except the winners qualified as the Asian Qualification Tournament winners.
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    Freestyle skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Women's moguls

    Freestyle skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Women's moguls

    • Event: Women's Moguls
    • Venue: Cypress Mountain
    • Olympic games contested: 2010 Winter Olympics
    The women's moguls event in freestyle skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada took place February 13 at Cypress Bowl Ski Area. The qualification event started at 4:30 PM PST and the final event took place at 7:30 PM PST.
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    Football at the 1956 Summer Olympics

    Football at the 1956 Summer Olympics

    The 1956 Olympic Games football tournament with just 11 competing nations suffered from cancellations. It was an undistinguished tournament that featured mis-matches and walkovers. Following 5 withdrawals, the tournament featured three Eastern bloc teams and four from Asia in a tournament that matched professionals against the amateurs required in Olympics. The other sides included in the draw were from the United States, Germany (West and East united), Great Britain and the hosts Australia, featuring in their very first Olympic football tournament. The ability to develop an "amateur" side around 2 or 3 long-term internationals could only be achieved by use of the tendency of Eastern bloc sides to provide state-funding for their athletes. This compared most favourably with the Australians who did not pay their footballers during the tournament; player income was supported by community fund-raising. In Melbourne's The Age newspaper, Alex Barr wrote: Five teams withdrew (Egypt, China, Turkey, South Vietnam, and the football team of Hungary, a nation that was cheered in other Olympic contests due to the ongoing suppression by Soviet troops), which left only three games to play in the
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    Sailing at the 1936 Summer Olympics - 8 Metre

    Sailing at the 1936 Summer Olympics - 8 Metre

    The 8 Metre was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1936 Summer Olympics program in Firth of Kiel. Seven races were scheduled. 60 sailors, on 10 boats, from 10 nations competed. DNF = Did Not Finish, DNS= Did Not Start, DSQ = Disqualified, SO = Sailed over = Male, = Female All starts were scheduled for 10:30. The position of the outercourse was in front of Schilksee were in 1972 the new Olympic center was used. So in 1936 a long distance sailing/towing to the racing area from the old Olympic harbor.
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    Sailing at the 1964 Summer Olympics - Finn

    Sailing at the 1964 Summer Olympics - Finn

    • Event: Finn Class
    • Olympic games contested: 1964 Summer Olympics
    The Finn was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1964 Summer Olympics program in Enoshima. Seven races were scheduled. 33 sailors, on 33 boats, from 33 nations competed. DNF = Did Not Finish, DNS= Did Not Start, DSQ = Disqualified = Male, = Female Of the total of three race areas were needed during the Olympics in Enoshima. Each of the classes was using the same scoring system. The center course was used for the Finn.
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    Sailing at the 1996 Summer Olympics

    Sailing at the 1996 Summer Olympics

    Sailing/Yachting is a Olympic sport starting from the Games of the 1st Olympiad (1896 Olympics in Athens, Greece). With the exception of 1904 and possible 1916 sailing was always a part of the Olympic program. The Sailing program of 1996 consisted of a total of ten sailing classes (disciplines). For each class, with the exception of the Soling, eleven races were scheduled from July 22 to August 2, 1996 of the coast of Savannah at the Wassaw Sound (an area of the Atlantic Ocean). For the Soling ten fleetraces were scheduled followed by a series of matchraces for the top 6 boats of the fleetrace result. The sailing was done on the various types of course configurations. According to the IOC statutes the contests in all sport disciplines must be held either in, or as close as possible to the city which the IOC has chosen. An exception was made for the Olympic yachting events, which customarily must be staged on the open sea. On account of this principle, the city of Savannah was chosen for the organization of the sailing events. Spectators were given the opportunity to board boats that will sail out to the courses to provide a close look at the competition. About 1000 spectators per
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    Sailing at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Star

    Sailing at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Star

    The Star was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1960 Summer Olympics program in Naples. Seven races were scheduled. 52 sailors, on 26 boats, from 26 nations competed. DNF = Did Not Finish, DNS= Did Not Start, DSQ = Disqualified = Male, = Female Of the total of three race areas were needed during the Olympics in Naples. Each of the classes was using the same scoring system. The center course was used for the Star.
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    Sailing at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Dragon

    Sailing at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Dragon

    The Dragon was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1964 Summer Olympics program in Enoshima. Seven races were scheduled. 69 sailors, on 23 boats, from 23 nations competed. DNF = Did Not Finish, DNS= Did Not Start, DSQ = Disqualified = Male, = Female Of the total of three race areas were needed during the Olympics in Enoshima. Each of the classes was using the same scoring system. The Easterly course area was used for the Dragon.
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    Shooting at the 2000 Summer Olympics - Women's 10 metre air rifle

    Shooting at the 2000 Summer Olympics - Women's 10 metre air rifle

    • Event: Women's 10m air rifle
    • Olympic games contested: 2000 Summer Olympics
    Following a recent tradition, the women's 10 metre air rifle competition was the first medal event concluded at the 2000 Summer Olympics. It was held on 16 September, the day after the opening ceremony, with the 40-shot qualification round between 09:00 and 10:15 Australian Eastern Standard Time (UTC+10), and the final round of 10 additional shots at 11:00. Kang Cho-hyun equalled the Olympic record in the qualification round but lost her two-point pre-final lead to Nancy Johnson, who thus won the first Sydney gold medal for the United States. The existing World and Olympic records were as follows. −2p 2 points deducted (scoring protest turned down) – EOR Equalled Olympic record – Q Qualified for final
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    Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's 4 x 200 metre freestyle relay

    Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's 4 x 200 metre freestyle relay

    • Event: Women's 4x200m freestyle relay
    • Venue: Beijing National Aquatics Centre
    • Olympic games contested: 2008 Summer Olympics
    The women's 4×200 metre freestyle relay event at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on 13th (Qualification) and 14 August (final) at the Beijing National Aquatics Centre. This swimming event used freestyle as a relay, with swimmers typically using the front crawl. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, each of the four swimmers completed four lengths of the pool. The first swimmer had to touch the wall before the next could leave the starting block; timing of the starts was thus important. Two heats were held, with each containing the maximum number of teams (eight). The heat in which a team competed did not formally matter for advancement, as the teams with the top eight times from the entire field qualified for the final; there, they all competed in a single final heat to earn final placements. A team could use different swimmers in the final than had swum in the heats. There were 16 nations competing at this event. These 16 nations consisted on the 12 best placed teams at the 2007 World Aquatics Championships plus the 4 best times after the qualifying period. Australia became the first non-American team to win this event since it was introduced at the 1996
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    Volleyball at the 1996 Summer Olympics - Women's volleyball

    Volleyball at the 1996 Summer Olympics - Women's volleyball

    • Event: Women's Volleyball
    • Venue: Stegeman Coliseum
    • Olympic games contested: 1996 Summer Olympics
    The 1996 Women's Olympic Volleyball Tournament was the ninth edition of the event, organised by the world's governing body, the FIVB in conjunction with the International Olympic Committee. It was held from July 20 to August 3, 1996 at the Stegeman Coliseum of The University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia and at the Omni Coliseum in Atlanta, Georgia.
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    Art competitions at the 1928 Summer Olympics

    Art competitions at the 1928 Summer Olympics

    Art competitions were held as part of the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Medals were awarded in five categories (architecture, literature, music, painting, and sculpture), for works inspired by sport-related themes. The art exhibition was held at the Stedelijk Museum from 12 June to 12 August, and displayed 1150 works of art from 18 different countries. Additionally, the literature competition attracted 40 entries from 10 countries, and the music competition had 22 entries from 9 countries. The art competitions at the 1928 Games was larger in scope than for previous Games. Instead of a single competition in each of the five artistic categories, awards were presented in multiple subcategories. The judges of the music competition declined to award any medals in two of the three subcategories, and only presented a single bronze medal in the third. Art competitions were part of the Olympic program from 1912 to 1948. At a meeting of the International Olympic Committee in 1949, it was decided to hold art exhibitions instead, as it was judged illogical to permit professionals to compete in the art competitions but only amateurs were permitted to compete in sporting
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    Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Men's 5000 metres

    Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Men's 5000 metres

    • Event: Men's Athletics, 5000m
    • Olympic games contested: 1912 Summer Olympics
    The men's 5000 metres was a track and field athletics event held as part of the Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. It was the debut of the event, which along with the 10000 metre event replaced the 5 mile race held at the 1908 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on Tuesday, July 9, 1912 and on Wednesday, July 10, 1912. Thirty-one long distance runners from eleven nations competed. These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1912 Summer Olympics. (*) unofficial George Bonhag, in winning the first semifinal, set the Olympic record at 15:22.6. It lasted until the 5th and last semifinal, in which Jean Bouin broke it by finishing in 15:05.0. Unsurprisingly, that record stood only until the next race—Hannes Kolehmainen won the final at 14:36.6 as both he and Bouin (just behind Kolehmainen, at 14:36.7) surpassed the best time of the semifinals. This record became the first official world record for the 5000 metres. All semi-finals were held on Tuesday, July 9, 1912. Semifinal 1 Semifinal 2 Semifinal 3 Semifinal 4 Semifinal 5 The final was held on Wednesday, July 10, 1912.
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    Basketball at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Women's basketball

    Basketball at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Women's basketball

    • Event: Women's basketball
    • Olympic games contested: 2004 Summer Olympics
    The women's tournament of basketball at the 2004 Summer Olympics at Athens, Greece began on August 14 and lasted until August 28. The games were held at the Helliniko Olympic Indoor Arena and the Olympic Indoor Hall. Tie-breaking criteria: All times are local (UTC+2) All times are local (UTC+2) Top ten in points, rebounds and assists, and top 5 in steals and blocks.
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    Bobsleigh at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Two-woman

    Bobsleigh at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Two-woman

    • Event: Two-Woman Bobsleigh
    • Venue: Whistler Sliding Centre
    • Olympic games contested: 2010 Winter Olympics
    The two-woman bobsleigh competition at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, was held at the Whistler Sliding Centre in Whistler, British Columbia, on 20–21 February. The German team of Sandra Kiriasis and Anja Schneiderheinze (Schneiderheinze-Stöckel since 2007) were the defending Olympic champions in this event. Great Britain's team of Nicole Minichiello and Gillian Cooke were the defending world champions in this event. The test event held at the Olympic venue was won by the American duo of Shauna Rohbock and Elana Meyers. The last World Cup event prior to the 2010 Games took place in Igls, Austria (southeast of Innsbruck) on 22 January 2010 and was won by the American duo of Rohbock and Michelle Rzepka while Kiriasis won the overall World Cup. While the IOC does not consider bobsled times eligible for Olympic records, the FIBT does maintain records for both the start and a complete run at each track it competes. The start and track records were set at the test event for the 2010 Games on 6 February 2009. On 20 January 2010, the FIBT announced that the following teams had qualified for the 2010 Games: This was finalized on 26 January 2010. Australia was added following
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    Diving at the 1908 Summer Olympics - Men's 10 metre platform

    Diving at the 1908 Summer Olympics - Men's 10 metre platform

    • Event: Men's 10 metre platform
    • Olympic games contested: 1908 Summer Olympics
    The men's 10 metre platform, also known as the high diving competition, was one of two diving events on the diving at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme, along with the men's 3 metre springboard. The competition was actually held from both 10 metre and 5 metre platforms. Divers performed a running plain dive and a backward somersault from the 5 metre board, a running plain dive and a standing plain dive from the 10 metre board, and three dives of the competitor's choice from the 10 metre board. The competition was held from Monday July 20, 1908 to Friday July 24, 1908. Twenty-four divers from six nations competed. The two divers who scored the greatest number of points in each group of the first round advanced to the semifinals. Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5 The two divers from each semifinal with the highest scores advanced to the final. Following a protest, a third diver from the second semifinal was also included in the final. Semifinal 1 Semifinal 2
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    Freestyle skiing

    Freestyle skiing

    Freestyle skiing is a form of skiing which originally encompassed two disciplines: aerials, and moguls. Besides those freestyle skiing now consists of Skicross, Half Pipe and Slope Style. Freeskiing is an Olympic discipline which shares characteristics with street skateboarding, BMX, and inline skating. Freestyle skiing first began to be contested seriously in the 1960s and early 1970s, when it was often known as "hot-dogging." Bob Burns, who later went on to create The Ski brand skis, pioneered this style in Sun Valley, Idaho, beginning in 1965. In the late 1960s other followers of the style included Wayne Wong, Flying Eddie Ferguson, Chico and Cokie Schuler and their mentor Chris Flanagan also, Roger Evans, John Clendenin, Hermann Goellner and Tom Leroy. Some people thought that this style of skiing was too dangerous and did not want it to be an Olympic sport. The free-form sport had few rules and was not without danger; knee injuries became a common phenomenon for professional freestylers. The International Ski Federation (FIS) recognized freestyle as a sport in 1979 and brought in new regulations regarding certification of athletes and jump techniques in an effort to curb the
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    Softball at the 2008 Summer Olympics

    Softball at the 2008 Summer Olympics

    • Event: Women's softball
    • Venue: Fengtai Softball Field
    • Olympic games contested: 2008 Summer Olympics
    Softball at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing took place over a ten day period starting August 12 and culminating in the medal finals on August 21. All games were played at the Fengtai Softball Field. Olympic softball is a women only competition, with men competing in the similar sport of baseball. The International Olympic Committee has voted to remove softball from the program for the 2012 Olympics. Many theories abound, but the most common one is that the U.S. teams are simply too dominant in the sport, having won gold in the previous three Olympics and winning them convincingly. 2008 was the last time that softball will be contested at the Olympics unless it is reinstated at a future date. The IOC declined to include softball in the 2016 Summer Olympics at its October 2009 meeting. In one of the major upsets of the 2008 Summer Olympics, Japan defeated U.S. 3-1 to win the gold medal. The Americans have won gold and dominated their opponents in the previous three Olympics. This is the only Olympic Softball Gold Medal that the U.S. has not won. Their dominance was cited as one of the reasons why the IOC voted to drop the sport from the 2012 Olympics. Eight teams compete in the
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    Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 4 x 100 metre medley relay

    Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 4 x 100 metre medley relay

    • Event: Men's 4x100m medley relay
    • Venue: Beijing National Stadium
    • Olympic games contested: 2008 Summer Olympics
    The men's 4×100 metre medley relay event at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on August 15 (qualification) and August 17 (final) at the Beijing National Aquatics Center. This swimming event uses medley swimming as a relay. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, each of the four swimmers completed two lengths of the pool, each using a different stroke. The first on each team used the backstroke, the second used the breaststroke, the third used the butterfly stroke, and the final swimmer used freestyle (restricted to not allow any of the first three strokes to be used, though nearly all swimmers use front crawl regardless). The first swimmer must touch the wall before the next can leave the starting block, and so forth; timing of the starts is thus important. Two heats are held, with each containing the maximum number of teams (eight). The heat in which a team competed does not formally matter for advancement, as the teams with the top eight times from the entire field qualifies for the final; there, they all compete in a single heat to earn final placements. A team can use different swimmers in the final than had swum in the heats; indeed the US and Australian
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    Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics - Men's 60 metres

    Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics - Men's 60 metres

    • Event: Men's Athletics, 60m
    • Olympic games contested: 1904 Summer Olympics
    The men's 60 metres was a track and field athletics event held as part of the Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme. It was the second and last time the event was held at the Olympics. 12 athletes from 3 nations participated. The competition was held on August 29, 1904. These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1904 Summer Olympics. Clyde Blair, William Hogenson, and Archie Hahn repeated the Olympic record of 7.0 seconds. Top finisher in each heat advanced to the final, second place earned another chance in the repechage. Heat 1 Heat 2 Heat 3 Heat 4 Of the four runners in the repechage, the top two moved on to the final.
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    Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics - Men's high jump

    Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics - Men's high jump

    • Event: Men's High jump
    • Olympic games contested: 1904 Summer Olympics
    The men's high jump was a track and field athletics event held as part of the Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme. It was the third time the event was held. Six athletes from three nations participated. The competition was held on Monday, August 29, 1904. These were the standing world and Olympic records (in metres) prior to the 1904 Summer Olympics. (*) unofficial
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    Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics - Men's 400 metre hurdles

    Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics - Men's 400 metre hurdles

    • Event: Men's Athletics, 400m hurdles
    • Olympic games contested: 1908 Summer Olympics
    The men's 400 metres hurdles was the longer of two hurdling events at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London. It was the third time the event had been featured at the Olympics. The Olympic record was beat three times in the course of the Games. Ten sets of hurdles were set on the course. The hurdles were 3 feet (= 91.5 centimetre) tall and were placed 35 metres apart beginning 45 metres from the starting line. The competition was held from Monday, July 20, 1908 to Wednesday, July 22, 1908. 15 runners from six nations competed. These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1908 Summer Olympics. (*) unofficial (**) This track was 500 metres in circumference. Harry Hillman ran 53.0 but he knocked over a hurdle and the hurdles were only 30 inches (76 cm) high. In the first round Charles Bacon set a new Olympic record with 57.0 seconds. In the second round Harry Hillman set a new record with 56.4 seconds. In the final Charles Bacon set a new world record with 55.0 seconds. This record became the first official world record for the 400 metre hurdles. First round, heat 1 There was no competition for Koops in the first heat. First round, heat 2 A tight race from
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    Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Men's 100 metres

    Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Men's 100 metres

    • Event: Men's Athletics, 100m
    • Olympic games contested: 1912 Summer Olympics
    The men's 100 metres was a track and field athletics event held as part of the Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. It was the fifth appearance of the event, which is one of 12 athletics events to have been held at every Summer Olympics. The competition was held on July 6, 1912 and on July 7, 1912. Seventy runners from 22 nations competed. These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1912 Summer Olympics. (*) unofficial (**) Actual time was 10.7, rounded up to the nearest fifth, in accordance with rules in force at the time. So his time was only given as 10⁄5. The Olympic record for the 100 metres coming into 1912 was 10.8 seconds. It was matched by David Jacobs of Great Britain in the 10th heat before being broken by American Donald Lippincott with 10.6 seconds in the 16th heat. This was also the inaugural official world record in the 100 metres. Three semifinalists (including Lippincott) ran the race in 10.7 seconds, but the new record of 10.6 seconds stood for the rest of the event. All heats were held on Saturday, July 6, 1912. Heat 1 Heat 2 Heat 3 Heat 4 Heat 5 Heat 6 Heat 7 Heat 8 Heat 9 Heat 10 Heat 11 Heat 12 Heat 13 Heat 14 Heat
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    Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's 200 metres

    Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's 200 metres

    • Event: Women's Athletics, 200m
    • Olympic games contested: 2008 Summer Olympics
    The Women's 200 metres at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on 19–21 August (final) at the Beijing National Stadium. The qualifying standards were 23.00 s (A standard) and 23.20 s (B standard). Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica won the race, setting a time of 21.74 s, her personal best. Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows: No new world or Olympic records were set for this event. Qualification: First 4 in each heat (Q) and the next 8 fastest (q) advance to the Round 2. Qualification: First 3 in each heat (Q) and the next 4 fastest (q) advance to the Semifinals. Qualification: First 4 in each heat (Q) advance to the Final. 20 August 2008 - 21:55 Wind: 0.0 m/s 20 August 2008 - 22:04 Wind: -0.2 m/s 21 August 2008 - Wind: 0.6 m/s WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)
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    Curling at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Men's tournament

    Curling at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Men's tournament

    • Event: Men's Curling Tournament
    • Venue: Vancouver Olympic Centre
    • Olympic games contested: 2010 Winter Olympics
    The men's curling tournament took place at the Vancouver Olympic/Paralympic Centre. The draws took place between 16 and 25 February 2010 and the final took place on 27 February 2010. The preliminary round was a round-robin tournament between all 10 teams; the top four qualifed for the medal round. Tuesday, February 16, 9:00 AM Tuesday, February 16, 7:00 PM Wednesday, February 17, 2:00 PM Thursday, February 18, 9:00 AM Thursday, February 18, 7:00 PM Friday, February 19, 2:00 PM Saturday, February 20, 9:00 AM Saturday, February 20, 7:00 PM Sunday, February 21, 2:00 PM Monday, February 22, 9:00 AM Monday, February 22, 7:00 PM Tuesday, February 23, 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 24, 2:00 PM Thursday, February 25, 2:00 PM * - rock picked up debris Saturday, February 27, 9:00 AM * - rock picked up debris Saturday, February 27, 3:00 PM
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    Field hockey at the 1996 Summer Olympics - Men's tournament

    Field hockey at the 1996 Summer Olympics - Men's tournament

    • Event: Men's field hockey
    • Olympic games contested: 1996 Summer Olympics
    The men's Olympic field hockey tournament at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States was held in Morris Brown College Stadium and ran from Saturday, July 20 to Friday, August 2. Seven nations automatically qualified for the 18th edition of the men's Olympic field hockey tournament: The five remaining spots were taken by the first five countries of the 1996 Olympic qualifying tournament in Barcelona, Spain:
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    Figure skating at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Ladies' singles

    Figure skating at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Ladies' singles

    • Event: Women's Singles
    • Venue: Pacific Coliseum
    • Olympic games contested: 2010 Winter Olympics
    The ladies' single skating competition of the 2010 Winter Olympics was held at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The short program was held on February 23, 2010, with the free skating held on February 25, 2010. The ladies short program was held on February 23. Kim Yu-Na representing South Korea set a new world record of 78.50. The ladies free skate was held on February 25. Kim Yu-Na set a new world record of 150.06 points for the free skate and another world record for the combined total of 228.56 points. She won the gold medal with total margin of 23.06 points. Kim's short program, long program and combined total scores in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver were automatically registered in the Guinness Book of World Records. Mao Asada also broke a world record in being the first woman in history to land three triple axels in the same competition after landing two in a row during her long program. This feat landed her in the Guinness Book of World Records. Referee: Technical Controller: Technical Specialist: Assistant Technical Specialist: Judges (SP): Judges (FS):
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    Football at the 1928 Summer Olympics

    Football at the 1928 Summer Olympics

    Football at the 1928 Summer Olympics tournament, won by Uruguay against Argentina, would be the precursor to the first FIFA World Cup held in 1930 in Uruguay. Up to 1928 the Olympic football tournament had represented the World Championship of football; (and understandably so: the 1920 (14), 1924 (22) and 1928 tournaments (17) all had greater participation than that of the first World Cup in 1930). Yet this presented a significant problem for the governing body, FIFA, since the tournament, though organised and run by FIFA, was an event subject to the ethical foundation that underpinned the Olympic movement. That all Olympic competitors had to maintain an amateur status had, for a length of time, been a constraint that football was unable to uphold. Increasingly, FIFA had sought to appease those nations that required concessions in order that players could participate in the Olympics. This required there to be an acceptance that irregular payment could be made to players by national associations: the so-called 'broken time payments' by which loss of pay and expenses would be met. On February 17, 1928 the four 'home' associations of the United Kingdom, meeting in Sheffield voted
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    Ice hockey at the 1920 Summer Olympics

    Ice hockey at the 1920 Summer Olympics

    • Event: Men's Ice Hockey
    Ice hockey was introduced to the Olympic Games at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp. The matches were played between April 23 and April 29, 1920. All matches took place in the Palais de Glace d'Anvers (ice palace of Antwerp). The rink measured 56 to 18 meters (165 to 58½ feet). All games were played with seven players on each side, with the rover position being used. All medals were decided by using the Bergvall system. The gold medalists were the Winnipeg Falcons, representing Canada. The silver went to the United States and Czechoslovakia took the bronze. A total of 60 ice hockey players from 7 nations competed at the Antwerp Games: Seven nations entered teams in the inaugural Olympic ice hockey tournament. The tournament format started with an elimination round to determine the gold medal winner. With only seven teams, France received a bye into the semi-finals. The three teams defeated by Canada in the gold medal round then played against each other to determine the second place team. Czechoslovakia received a bye into the silver medal game. Lastly, the three remaining teams that were previously defeated by first place Canada or second place United States played against each
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    Sailing at the 1960 Summer Olympics - Finn

    Sailing at the 1960 Summer Olympics - Finn

    • Event: Finn Class
    • Olympic games contested: 1960 Summer Olympics
    The Finn was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1960 Summer Olympics program in Naples. Seven races were scheduled. 35 sailors, on 35 boats, from 35 nations competed. DNF = Did Not Finish, DNS= Did Not Start, DSQ = Disqualified = Male, = Female Of the total of three race areas were needed during the Olympics in Naples. Each of the classes was using the same scoring system. The Northeren course was used for the Finn.
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    Short track speed skating at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Men's 1500 metres

    Short track speed skating at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Men's 1500 metres

    • Event: Men's 1500 m
    • Venue: Pacific Coliseum
    • Olympic games contested: 2010 Winter Olympics
    The men's 1500 metres in short track speed skating at the 2010 Winter Olympics took place February 13 at the Pacific Coliseum. Heats took place at 5:00 PM PST, while the semifinals took place at 6:18 PM PST and the final event one hour later at 7:18 PM PST. Going into the competition, speculation about possible winners focused on the strong South Korean contingent and on American skater Apolo Ohno. The South Korean team dominated short track speed skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics, winning six gold, three silver, and two bronze medals in the eight events. Their team at the 2010 games also included a number of skaters who were reigning world champions. Ohno received significant media attention both because of previous successes at the 2002 Winter Olympics and 2006 Games and because he was in a position to break two records, the most medals won by a short track speed skater, and the most medals won by any winter Olympian from the United States. Following the semifinal round, seven skaters qualified for the final medal round: Lee Jung-Su, Lee Ho-Suk, and Sung Si-Bak of South Korea, Apolo Ohno and J.R. Celski of the United States, Liang Wenhao of China, and Olivier Jean of Canada.
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    Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's 400 metre Individual Medley

    Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's 400 metre Individual Medley

    • Event: Women's 400m individual medley
    • Venue: Beijing National Aquatics Centre
    • Olympic games contested: 2008 Summer Olympics
    The women's 400 metre individual medley event at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on 9-10 August at the Beijing National Aquatics Center. This swimming event used medley swimming. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, this race consisted of eight lengths of the pool. The first two lengths were swum using the butterfly stroke, the second pair with the backstroke, the third pair of lengths in breaststroke, and the final two were freestyle. Unlike other events using freestyle, swimmers could not use butterfly, backstroke, or breaststroke for the freestyle leg; most swimmers use the front crawl in freestyle events anyway. Five heats were held, with most containing the maximum number of swimmers (eight). The heat in which a swimmer competed did not formally matter for advancement, as the swimmers with the top eight times from the entire field qualified for the final; there, they all competed in a single final heat to earn final placements. The qualifying standards were for the 2008 event were 4:45.10 (A norm) and 4:55.06 (B norm). Nations with two or more swimmers meeting the A standard could enter any two such swimmers; otherwise, they could enter a single swimmer
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    Tennis at the 1896 Summer Olympics - Men's singles

    Tennis at the 1896 Summer Olympics - Men's singles

    • Event: Men's Tennis, singles
    • Olympic games contested: 1896 Summer Olympics
    The men's singles was one of two tennis events on the Tennis at the 1896 Summer Olympics programme. The sixteen entrants were seeded into a single-elimination tournament, with only thirteen of the players actually competing. They represented six nations.
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    Volleyball at the 1988 Summer Olympics - Men's volleyball

    Volleyball at the 1988 Summer Olympics - Men's volleyball

    • Event: Men's Volleyball
    • Venue: Hanyang University Gymnasium
    • Olympic games contested: 1988 Summer Olympics
    The 1988 Men's Olympic Volleyball Tournament was the 7th edition of the event, organized by the world's governing body, the FIVB in conjunction with the IOC. It was held in Seoul, South Korea from 17 September to 2 October 1988. * Because Cuba withdrew from the tournament,  Italy replaced Cuba through winning three-game playoff against China.
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    Volleyball at the 1988 Summer Olympics - Women's volleyball

    Volleyball at the 1988 Summer Olympics - Women's volleyball

    • Event: Women's Volleyball
    • Olympic games contested: 1988 Summer Olympics
    The 1988 Women's Olympic Volleyball Tournament was the seventh edition of the event, organised by the world's governing body, the FIVB in conjunction with the International Olympic Committee. The competition in Seoul, South Korea was held from September 20 to September 29, 1988. * Cuba qualified as the Runner-Up of the 1986 World Championship since the winner was China and China was already qualified as olympic defending champion. Cuba withdrew due to the North Korea-led boycott and was replaced by  Brazil. ** Japan qualified as the Runner-Up of the 1987 Asian Championsnip since the winner was China and China was already qualified as olympic defending champion. ***An African team was invited to participate in this edition, since no African team showd interest, a World Qualifier was held in Italy,  Soviet Union won the tournament securing the final berth.
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