Category Archives: Olympic Games

Olympic Games Records in Gymnastics

Gymnastics has been included in the modern Olympics since 1896 and for women since 1928. Rhythmic gymnastics was introduced in 1984 and trampoline in 2000. Most Gold Medals MEN 8 Sawao Kato (Japan) 1968 – 1976 (5 individual golds) 7 … Continue reading

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Olympic Records in Fencing

Fencing has been contested at the Olympics since 1896 and for women since 1924. Three weapons are medal events – epee, foil and sabre. Most gold medals 7 Aladar Gerevich (Hungary) 1932 – 1960 at sabre (6 in team events) … Continue reading

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Olympic Canoeing Records

Olympic Canoeing is divided into the distinct sports of slalom and flat water canoeing Slalom canoeing has only been contested in 1972 and from 1992 onwards. Slalom Most gold medals Men’s K1 3 – Tony Estanguet (France) 2000,2004,2012 Men’s  C2 … Continue reading

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Olympic Records in Boxing

Boxing has been contested at all Olympics since 1904 with the exception of 1912. Women’s boxing was introduced into the Olympics in 2012. Three men have won three Olympic titles. Laszlo Papp (Hungary) at Middleweight in 1948 and Light-Middleweight in 1952 … Continue reading

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What we learned from the Rio Olympic Games in Gymnastics, Hockey, Athletics, Football and Taekwondo

GYMNASTICS Simone Biles is the greatest female gymnast of the 21st century. Over the last three years Biles and her American teammates have swept all before them but only now has the wider world realised how brilliant she is. Having … Continue reading

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What we learned from the Rio Olympic Games in Swimming, Cycling, Rugby, Golf and Tennis

A week after the Games in Rio here are my reflections on some of the sports.  Some are general points about the Olympics and world sport but there are some extra thoughts about British performances: OPENING CEREMONY   Even with … Continue reading

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The History of Sport – 1896

Some of the main events in sport from 1896: The first modern Olympic Games are held in Athens and inaugurated by Pierre de Coubertin. The Games include the sports of athletics, swimming , wrestling, fencing, cycling, shooting and weightlifting. Thirteen … Continue reading

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