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Interesting Facts About Olympic Countries – Canada

Who is the most popular sports icon in Canada? Which Canadian athlete was known as the “Rocket”? Who was the first Canadian sportsperson to win an Olympic medal? The Winter Olympics in 1910 will be held in which Canadian city? Who is Bruny Surin? How many winter Olympic medals has Canada won?

Interesting Facts About Olympic Nations – Mexico

Who carried the Mexican flag in the Athens opening ceremony? Who is Ana Gabriela Guevara Espinoza? In what month were the 1979 World University Games in Mexico City held? How many gold medals did Adriana Fernandez win at the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo?

Fantastic Facts About United States Sports

What was the most number of medals won by the United States in a Summer Olympics? Who was Flo Hyman? Which five American states have hosted the Olympic Games? What is Carl Lewi’s real name? How did Mebrahtom Keflezighi became an American citizen? How many American women competed in the 1984 Olympic Games?

Beijing Summer Olympics – Get Your Seats Quick!

Everybody’s getting ready for the big event this summer – The 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics! Tickets are now on sale and going fast. Find out where and how you can get tickets for this exciting event.

Greece – The Olympic Games from 1896 to 2004

Through the years, the Olympic Games have managed to win their rightful place in history. They are still the highest ambition of athletes all over the world. Though the olive branch has been replaced by a gold medal and the exalting songs of the ancient world by tempting prizes for “the winners of the modern Games, the glory that comes from an Olympic victory remains exactly the same.

Interesting Facts About Bolivia’s Sports

What city hosted the 1977 Bolivarian Games? How many gold medals did Julia Iriarte Velasco win at the 1947 Bolivarian Games in Peru? Who is Jose Gamarra Zorrilla? Bolivia’s Johnny Perez won gold running in the 1,500m and 5,000m at the First South American Games in 1978. In which other event did he compete?

Tick-Tock – Vancouver’s Countdown to 2010

In Downtown Vancouver, a clock is ticking. At this moment, there are still two years to go until the clock reaches zero, but nonetheless alarms are going off all over Vancouver, nearby ski resort Whistler Blackcomb, the entire Canadian province of British Columbia, and in the homes of winter sports fans across the world. Yes, that’s right – in 2010, the biggest event in winter sports comes to Vancouver, Canada, and already there is a real buzz about the place.

Fantastic Facts About South Korea’s Sports

South Korea -one of the most modern countries in the Third World- is very successful in international sport. From 1976 to 2004, Korea has won 203 Olympic medals, including 72 golds. It has more gold medals than Cuba, Venezuela, Portugal and Nigeria combined.

Ancient Olympic Games

By roughly 700 BC, athletic festivals were being held throughout Greece. The most famous of these was the Olympic Games, which were held every four years at Olympia, in honour of Zeus. Events in these early games included short, middle, and long ยฌdistance races, pentathlon, boxing, and wrestling, Most events required athletes – who were male – to compete totally naked!

The Olympics 1960 – Date

Rome had been chosen to stage the 1908 Olympic Games, but the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in southern Italy had intervened. It was some 52 years later that the Games finally arrived in the Italian capital.

Sports in Greece – The Birthplace of the Olympics Still Reigns Supreme

Greece is the home of the Olympic Games, the first place that the torch was ever lit. But today sports are still a huge part of everyday life.

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