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The most remarkable Olympic games ever seen

The five most outstanding Olympic games editions

 

What are the most remarkable Olympic games?


Olympic games make the world come together as one. Many nations, diverse sports and disciplines and athletes from different countries, all of them making the Olympic games the major international sport event that you could see. Now, find out what the five olympic games editions that were outstanding through history are!

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  2. ROME 1960: Incredible natural settings are used for some events, such as the Carcaralla baths for gymnastics and the Arch of Constantine to finish the marathon. The two Germanies parade united under the same flag. Cassius Clay (later Muhammad Ali), a boxer only 18 years old, wins the gold medal in the light heavyweight category.
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  4. Later, in a discriminatory act in which he was forbidden to enter a white restaurant, he threw his medal into the river. Denmark's Paul Elvstrom won gold in the Finn yachting class for the fourth consecutive time (tied with Al Oerter - discus throw - and Carl Lewis - long jump).
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  6. Hungarian fencer Alavar Gerevich won the gold medal in sabre for the sixth time, 28 years after the first, in as many Olympic games and Yugoslavia had won the gold medal in soccer after advancing to the semifinals by winning the coin toss. In addition, Ghanaian boxer Ike Quartey became the first black African to win an Olympic medal.
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  8. Five days later, in the marathon, Ethiopian Abebe Bikila had run barefoot and becomes the first black Olympic champion in that event. In canoeing, Sweden's Gert Fredricksson won his sixth gold medal. American Wilma Rudolph, the "Black Gazelle", becomes the first American athlete to win three gold medals (100 and 200 meters and the 4x100 relay) at the same games. She had also been a victim of polio in her childhood.
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  10. Italian athlete Giancarlo Peris lights the Olympic flame. Amazingly, after suffering a fall on the third day of the equestrian competitions that caused several bruises and a neck injury, Australian jockey Bill Roycroft leaves the hospital to compete in the show jumping event and win the gold medal.
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  12. There were 5,348 athletes (4738 men and 610 women) from 83 countries competing in 150 events. The Olympic games were televised live by more than 100 channels to countries around the world.
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  14. BARCELONA 1992: They are considered one of the best Olympic games in history. For the first time in 20 years and for the first time, all IOC member countries attend. Some countries that used to form the Soviet Union participate as a Unified Team and Germany participates as a unified team.
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  16. South Africa returned to compete after 32 years, excluded by the IOC for its racist policy. Professional players are allowed in basketball and the United States forms its "Dream Team" with Ervin "Magic" Johnson, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird and Karl Malone, among others, winning the gold medal with great ease and demonstrating a superlative level.
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  18. Tennis players Javier Frana and Christian Miniussi win the bronze medal in doubles for Argentina. Ethiopia's Derartu Tulu becomes the first black woman born on the African continent to win a gold medal, after winning the 10,000 meters. Briton Linford Christie, at the age of 32, becomes the oldest athlete to win the 100 meters.
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  20. Three favorites fail: Sergei Bubka in pole vault, Jamaican athlete Marlene Ottey in the sprint events and athlete Michael Johnson.
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  22. Cuba returns to the Olympic games (it had not participated in Los Angeles and Seoul) and wins 12 gold medals. Two years after suffering from a difficult illness that affected her immune system and even prevented her from walking normally, American Gail Dever wins in the 100 meters.
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  24. Vitaly Scherbo (gymnast of the Unified Team) had won six gold medals and becomes the first athlete to win four Olympic titles on the same day. Another star is Hungarian swimmer Krisztina Egerszegi, who wins three gold medals.
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  26. Thus, with those obtained in Seoul 88 and Atlanta 96, she would become the only swimmer with five gold medals in individual events. Meanwhile, Aleksander Popov was winning in the 50 and 100 meter freestyle, although China wins strongly in swimming. The cauldron is lit by Spanish Paralympic archer Antonio Rebollo.
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  28. A total of 9,367 athletes (6,659 men and 2,708 women) from 169 countries participate in 257 events. A total of 13,082 journalists are accredited and 34,584 volunteers collaborate. The games generate 250 million dollars in revenues.
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  30. SYDNEY 2000: These were the largest Olympic games to date. Despite its magnitude, the organization did an excellent job and the conservation of natural resources was promoted. South and North Korea parade under the same flag.
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  32. After 80 years, 103-year-old American athlete Harry Prieste returns the original IOC flag. Fourteen world and 23 Olympic records are broken in the swimming events. Seventeen-year-old Australian Ian Thorpe wins three gold medals and a silver medal and is instrumental in the U.S. team being defeated for the first time in its history in the traditional 4x100 medley relay.
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  34. In athletics, Marion Jones is the new queen of speed after winning the 100 and 200 meters and the 4x400 relay. The American athlete recently returned her medals after confessing that she had doped.
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  36. Michael Johnson had won again the gold medal in the 400 meters and won his fifth Olympic gold in the 4x400 relay.
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  38. After 20 years, Jamaican Marlene Ottey participated in her ninth Olympic final but once again fails to win gold: she won three silver medals and five bronze medals. Czech Jan Zelezny won his third consecutive medal in the javelin throw.
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  40. Meanwhile, Poland's Robert Korzenioeski is the first man to win the 20 and 50 km race walk. Matching his compatriot Teófilo Stevenson and Hungary's Lazlo Pap, Cuba's Félix Savón won his third consecutive Olympic boxing title. Britain's Steven Redgrave becomes the first rower to win gold medals in five consecutive games.
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  42. Twenty years after her first, German rower Birgit Fischer wins her second gold medal - the biggest gap between two victories in women's sport; Fischer has now won a total of seven Olympic titles. Australian Aboriginal athlete Cathy Freeman had won gold in the 400 meters.
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  44. Ten days earlier she had lit the Olympic cauldron. 10,651 athletes (6,582 men and 4,069 women) representing 199 countries participate and compete in 300 events.
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  46. Moreover, 16,033 journalists had been accredited and 46,967 volunteers collaborated and more than 4 billion people watched the opening ceremony on television.
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  48. ATHENS 2004: After 108 years, the Olympic games return to the cradle of their birth, as the mythical city of Athens hosts them. In motion to this, a wreath of olive trees was given to each of the athletes who climb the podium.
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  50. With 301 medals in dispute, 10,625 athletes (6,296 men and 4,329 women) representing a record 201 countries were taking part. Windsurfer Nikolaos Kaklamanakis lights the Olympic cauldron. A strange event occured during the marathon, which, as in the first games, links the Marathon with the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens.
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  52. With seven kilometers to go to the finish line, an Irish spectator pushed the race leader, Brazilian Vanderlei de Lima, who finally came in third place, out of the way. De Lima was awarded the Pierre de Coubertin medal for his Olympic sacrifice. U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps wins six gold medals.
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  54. Meanwhile, the US women's team (Natalie Coughlin, Carly Piper, Dana Vollmer and Kaitlin Sandeno) wins the 4x200m freestyle relay with a time of 7m53s42, breaking the world record set by Germany 17 years earlier.
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  56. Paddler Birgit Fischer became the first athlete to win two medals in each of the five games in which she participated. In cycling, Leontien Ziljaard van Moorsel becomes the first woman to win four golds. Women's wrestling is added to the Olympic program for the first time.
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  58. Despite the war, Iraq takes its delegation to Athens and to the astonishment of everyone, the men's soccer team reaches the semifinals and finishes fourth. Chile had become the big surprise in tennis, winning the two gold medals in the men's competition.
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  60. Nicolás Massú defeats American Mardy Fish 6-3, 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the singles final. And together with Fernando Gonzalez (bronze in the singles) won the doubles against the German duo of Nicolas Kiefer and Rainer Schuettler by 6-2, 4-6, 3-6, 7-6 (9-7) and 6-4.
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  62. In addition, Chile obtained the first two gold medals in its history and in less than eight hours apart.
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  64. RIO 2016: For the first time in history, the Olympic games were held in South America. The Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro welcomed 11303 athletes representing 206 National Olympic Committees, a record number, as 204 countries had participated in London 2012.
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  66. In turn, the National Olympic Committees of Kosovo and South Sudan made their debut at the games, while a Refugee Olympic Team, composed of ten athletes, competed under the flag of the International Olympic Committee, an unprecedented event in the history of Olympism.
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  68. During the 19 days of competition, 42 disciplines in 28 sports were contested, with the particularity that rugby and golf returned to the Olympic program after an absence of 92 and 112 years, respectively.
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  70. A total of 974 medals were awarded, with the United States being the biggest winner with 121 medals (46 gold, 37 silver and 38 bronze).
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  72. Three countries made their debut in the medal count and all were gold: Fiji, thanks to the men's rugby sevens team, Jordan, in taekwondo and Kosovo, in judo; while five nations won their first-ever gold medals:
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  74. Puerto Rico (tennis), Bahrain (athletics), Singapore (swimming), Vietnam (shooting) and Tajikistan (athletics). Rio 2016 saw the last performance of two of the greatest Olympians: U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps, who won five gold medals and one silver, and Jamaican athlete Usain Bolt, with three golds.
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  76. In his fifth Olympic games, Phelps became the most successful athlete, with 28 medals (23 gold). Bolt, for his part, confirmed his status as the fastest man in the world by becoming the first to win gold in the 100, 200 and 4x100 in three consecutive Olympic games.


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