Olympics


Why are the Olympic rings linked September 3

Why are the Olympic rings linked
The rings represent the continents of North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. However, according to the Olympic Movement, each of the colors of the rings does not corres ...

Where will the next Olympic Games be held September 3

Where will the next Olympic Games be held
The XXXI Olympic Games competition venues will be located in four different zones: Barra, Copacabana, Deodoro and MaracanĂ£. All of the competition zones will be connected by one large, high- ...

Who is Dorothy Hamill September 3

Who is Dorothy Hamill
Dorothy Hamill is from Chicago, Illinois. In 1974 she won the silver metal at the World Figure Skating Championships in Germany. One year later, she again won the silver medal at the World C ...

What is the length of an Olympic running track September 3

What is the length of an Olympic running track
The lanes of the oval track are numbered one through eight from the inside lane to the outside lane. For races in which each runner must stay in his own individual, assigned lane, such as th ...

What is the high jump record September 3

What is the high jump record
This jump is currently the longest-standing record in the history of the men's high jump (the record has stood 21 years thus far). Before Javier Sotomayor, Patrik Sj?berg set the record in 1 ...

How often are the Olympics held September 3

How often are the Olympics held
The early Olympics were held only once a year in the summer months. The separate winter games were added in 1924 and were originally held in the same year as the summer Olympics. The last ye ...

Why is the Olympic Games so important September 3

Why is the Olympic Games so important
The modern Olympics started in 1896 in Athens. This event included 241 athletes, 14 nations and 43 events in the Panathenaic Stadium. The number of events in the summer Olympics continues to ...

How many gold medals has Usain Bolt won July 31

How many gold medals has Usain Bolt won
Credit: JOHANNES EISELE AFP Getty Images Usain Bolt won his six gold medals in three different track and field events: the men's 100 meter, men's 200 meter, and men's 4-by-100 meter relay. H ...

Where did curling originate July 29

Curling was first introduced as an Olympic sport in 1924 at Chamonix, which was the location of the first Winter Olympic Games; however, the game was not officially part of the Olympic program as both a men's and women's sport until 1998 in Nagano. P

How do you throw a discus July 29

Prepare for the spinGrasp the discus from the top with your throwing hand, spreading your fingers evenly and arranging the first segment of each finger along the edge of the discus. Brace the discus from beneath with your other hand. Stand with your

Who is the youngest person to have participated in the Olympics July 29

Who is the youngest person to have participated in the Olympics
Credit:Robert Decelis LtdStoneGetty ImagesLoundras competed in the parallel bars for Greece in the team competition at the first modern Olympics. He was born Sept. 12, 1885. As there were on ...

What is the size of an Olympic hockey rink July 29

What is the size of an Olympic hockey rink
Credit:Brian BahrGetty Images SportGetty ImagesThere are several other differences between NHL hockey rinks and Olympic hockey rinks. The area behind the net is 11 feet on an NHL rink and 13 ...
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