Archive for the ‘Historical Facts of Olympics’ Category

History of Volleyball in Olympics

Brazil defended the Women’s Volleyball Olympic title in 2012, but could not emulate the feat of Soviet Union Volleyball Olympic history to win Men’s title too in the same Olympics. Russia won the Men’s title in 2012. Ana Fernandez of Cuba and Inna Ryskal of Soviet Union has won the competition maximum 4 times each. […]

Olympic Hockey History: Indian Kingdom Ruled by Aussies and Europeans

Germany defeat two-time champions Netherlands to win 4th Olympic Men’s Hockey title to become the second best in terms of win behind India’s 8 titles. Some decades ago, Hockey was synonymous to India, as Football is to Brazil in the World. Indian hockey dominance is the strongest and unmatched in any sports. Indian team ruled […]

History of Football in Olympics: USA Leads, No Gold for Brazil

2012 Olympics provided a new Gold medalist when Mexico won the Football medal. Even in Olympics the most popular game of the World, Football has been played in every Olympics, except 1896 and 1932. Women’s Football started in 1996 only. Hungary and Great Britain have won maximum 3 gold medals in Men’s event. Overall Brazil […]

Olympic History of Archery

Archery is one of the oldest Summer Olympic Games started as Olympic Games in 1900 Paris Olympics. Since then 83 nations have contested in 15 Olympiads. Archery was not part of Olympics in 1896, 1912 and then from 1924-1968. Check complete history of Archery at Olympics.

Evolution of Olympics: Historical Facts

Since the start in 1896, Olympics have come a long way with new rules, better facilities, much organinzed and better monitoring. Here is a list of first-time start of conventions till 2016 Rio Olympics.

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