Monthly Archives: July 2012

Olympic Diary:Day 3

Pride of place for Great Britain went to the men’s gymnastics team. They went into the Games as European champions but very few expected them to come close to the medals. In fact almost every routine was executed as well … Continue reading

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Olympic Diary: Days 1 and 2

In fact this Olympic Diary also includes Days -1 and -2 as the football kicked off before the Opening Ceremony. The action kicked off two days before the official opening with the GB women meeting New Zealand in Cardiff. A … Continue reading

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Handball: Olympic Games

Handball was played at the 1936 Olympics but then only reappeared in 1972. Women first played in 1976. It has been included in every Games since. Most Gold Medals (Teams) Men 2 USSR (1976,88)  and France (2008,2012 winners) have also … Continue reading

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Judo:Olympic Records

Judo was first included in the Olympic Games in 1964 and has been included in every games since except 1968. Most Gold medals won. 3 Taduhiro Nomura (Japan) in 1996,2000,2004  – all in the extra-lightweight (under 60 kg) category. No … Continue reading

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Volleyball: Olympic Records

Indoor volleyball has been played at each Olympic games since 1964. Most Wins (team) Men 3 USSR   (1964,68,80)     USA (1984,1988,2008) Brazil   (1992,2004, 2016) Women 4 USSR (1968,72,80,88) 3 Cuba (1992,1996,2000) China (1984,2004, 2016) 2 Japan  (1964,76)   Brazil … Continue reading

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Archery:Olympic Records

Archery has been included in the Olympics since 1900 and was included four times up to 1920 and in those days had many different events.. It reappeared in 1972 in its modern target archery form. Men’s records 72 arrow ranking … Continue reading

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Olympic Games: Most Medals

The athletes with the most medals at Olympic Games (Summer and Winter) Gold Medals 18 Michael Phelps   United States   Swimming 2004–2012 9 Larisa Latynina   Soviet Union   Gymnastics 1956–1964 Paavo Nurmi   Finland   Athletics 1920–1928 Mark … Continue reading

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