On May 12, 1970, the International Olympic Committee announced that Montréal (and its mayor, Jean Drapeau) would be the host of the 1976 Summer Olympics. The Games were…

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The International Olympic Committee, the Games’ organizing body, doesn’t pay any athletes who participate in a particular Olympiad, or give out prize money for medals. Do countries pay…

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Team Soviet Union L 0 T 0 GF 51 GA 11 Did Herb Brooks really make them skate after Norway game? The scene where Brooks makes the team…

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Can I participate in Olympiad after 12th? But in most cases, you will be eligible for writing the Olympiad only if you are in school, i.e. upto class…

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John Baxter Taylor Jr. Born November 3, 1882 Washington, D.C. Died December 2, 1908 (aged 26) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Occupation Athlete Known for First African American to win an…

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Approximately 7,000 athletes from 150 countries competed over 18 disciplines. How many disciplines are held in Special Olympics? The Special Olympics at Abu Dhabi will witness sporting action…

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What are the ancient and modern Olympics Games explain in detail? Although the ancient Games were staged in Olympia, Greece, from 776 BC through 393 AD, it took…

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So, why are swimmers so tall? The best swimmers are tall because their height helps them swim the fastest. Having a length advantage – longer arms, legs, and…

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Beginning in 1971, gymnasts had to be 14 by the end of the Olympic year to be eligible for the Games. That minimum age rose to 15 in…

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Which country has completed in the most Summer Olympic Games without winning a medal? The country which has attended the most games without a medal is Monaco (20…

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