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2012 London Olympics Major Events Featured I

London 2012 Olympics – 17 Remarkable Events of The 17 Day Event (Part I)

  July 28, Fencing - Valentina Vezzali joins an elite club Before competing in London Valentina Vezzali of Italy was already the first fencer in Olympic history to win three Individual Foil gold medals at three...
Marathon Featured

Marathon | 5 Interesting Facts

  Marathon is a common occurrence in the modern world. There are marathons for various causes held throughout the year in various places. Marathon is also a major event in the Olympic Games. Here are...
Leap of The Century Featured

Flip, Flop and A Freakish Leap – 3 Spectacular Feats In Olympics (Part III)

  Bob Beamon's Freakish Long Jump 1968 Mexico Olympic Games Bob Beamon had a rough childhood. His mother died when he was eight months old and he was repeatedly beaten by his father. He took up athletics...
Fosbury Flop Featured

Flip, Flop and A Freakish Leap – 3 Spectacular Feats In Olympics (Part II)

  Dick Fosbury Introduces 'The Flop' in High Jump 1968 Mexico Olympic Games Before Dick Fosbury there were two techniques used by high jump athletes. The upright scissors method, in which the athlete threw one leg and...
Korbut Flip Featured

Flip, Flop and A Freakish Leap – 3 Spectacular Feats In Olympics (Part I)

  Olga Korbut Performs 'The Flip' On Uneven Bars 1972 Munich Olympic Games Seventeen years old gymnast Olga Korbut from U.S.S.R was competing in her first Olympic Games. She made several mistakes in her first attempt at...
Paavo Nurmi Olympics Featured

Paavo Johannes Nurmi – Great Silent One

  Born: 13 June 1897 Died: 2 October 1973 Country: Finland In 1919 in the first year of his military service, Nurmi and the rest of his army unit set of on a 12.5 mile march in full...
Fanny Blankers-Koen Featured

Fanny Blankers-Koen – The Flying Housewife

  Born: 26 April 1918 Died: 25 January 2004 Country: Netherlands Koen couldn't compete in the Olympics at the age when most track and field athletes do. The world war prevented many great athletes like her from showcasing...
Teofilo Stevenson Featured

Teofilo Stevenson – Money Can’t Buy Me Love

  Born: 29 March 1952 Died: 11 June 2012 Country: Cuba After winning gold medal in the Olympic heavyweight division, Cassius Clay (1960), Joe Frazier (1964) and George Foreman (1968) became famous professional boxers. It was believed that...
Usain Bolt Facts Featured

Usain Bolt – The Fastest Man On Earth

  Born: 21 August 1986 Country: Jamaica Anyone who saw the 100m final at the Beijing Olympics 2008 will always have that picture of Bolt celebrating before finishing the race and yet winning by such a vast...
Nadia Comaneci Facts Featured

Nadia Comaneci – The Girl Who Achieved Perfection

  Nadia Comaneci created a sensation in the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympics when she dazzled the judges with her performance to the extent that they had no choice but to give her a score of...

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