How long does it take to become an Olympic athlete? This whole 10,000 hour, 10 years of practice thing isn’t 100% true, but it’s not far off. The…

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Gestring became the youngest person ever to win an Olympic gold medal at the age of 13 years and 268 days, in what was considered to be an…

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Although Hades was a major ancient Greek god and was the brother of the first generation of Olympians (Zeus, Poseidon, Hera, Demeter, and Hestia), his realm was the…

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According to the Olympic Charter (Rule 40-41) Any competitor in the Olympic Games must be a national of the country of the NOC which is entering such competitor….

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attracted more than 16 million unique visitors during the Games, breaking the previous record of 10.6 million during the 2008 Games. brought together more than 3,000 athletes and…

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NBC paid $7.75bn for its Olympic rights … and we got televisual vomit. How much does NBC make from the Olympics? NBC owns the U.S. media rights to…

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Ranking Best result Winner: 6 (1976, 1984, 1987, 1991, 2004, 2016) Olympics Appearances 22 (first in 1920) Medals Gold: 9 (1920, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1948, 1952, 2002, 2010,…

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In 1980, the United States led a boycott of the Summer Olympic Games in Moscow to protest the late 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. In total, 65 nations…

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Men’s and women’s Alpine skiing both debuted on the Olympic programme in 1936 at Garmisch-Partenkirchen. What are the 6 Olympic skiing events? Olympic ski events fall under five…

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In 1992 the International Olympic Committee (IOC) renewed this tradition by proposing the “Olympic Truce” to protect the interest of athletes and sport, and to pursue peaceful and…

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