Olympic General Knowledge

According to the legends and menuscripts the ancient Olympic Games were founded by Heracles a son of Zeus.

The very first Olympic race which was organised in 776 BC was won by Corubus by profession he was a chef.

The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece in 1896. There were 311 male but no female competitors.

The first Olympic games were held in 776BC and then after that every 4 years repeatedly until 339BC.

Golf is the only sport which was played on the surface of moon on 6 February 1971 when astronaut Alan Shepard hit a golf ball.

In ancient olympics There were no team events, relay races or the long distance race of Marathon these events were introduced in the modern Olympics

Earnier womens were not allowed in olympic games. At the first modern Olympic Games there were 311 male but no female competitors.

The first ever perfect score of 10 in Olympic gymnastics was achieved at the 1976 Montreal Olympics by Romanian Nadia Comaneci, she won 3 gold medals.

The youngest ever Olympian wasonly 10 years old when he competed in the 1896 Athens Olympics is a Greek gymnast Dimitrios Loundras.

The record for the most Olympic medals ever won is held by Soviet gymnast Larissa Latynina.

Larissa Latynina won 18 medals ehich includes 9 gold, 5 silver and 4 bronze after competing in three Olympics, between 1956 and 1964.

Australia is one of only two countries to have participated in every one of the Modern Olympics since the Games were established in 1896.

Ancient olympic racetracks were 192 meters long.

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