Olympic Sports (Part 3)

Events in Sport

Events 201 - 276 of 276

  • 1988-09-20 Greg Louganis wins Olympic gold medal in springboard diving
  • 1988-09-22 South Korean coaches attack NZ referee after disputing his decision, Olympic Korean boxer stages a 67 minute sit-in
  • 1988-09-23 Rosa Mota wins 2nd female olympic marathon (2:25:39)
  • 1988-09-25 Florence Griffith Joyner runs Olympic record 100m in 10.54s
  • 1988-09-30 Louise Ritter, US, jumps 6'8" to win Olympic gold medal
  • 1988-10-02 24th Olympic games close at Seoul, Korea
  • 1988-10-02 Gelindo Bordin wins 21st Olympics marathon (2:10:32)
  • 1988-12-01 NBC bids record $401M to capture rights to 1992 Barcelona Olympics
  • 1989-06-07 23 year old olympic barefoot South African runner Zola Budd retires
  • 1990-09-18 Atlanta is chosen to host 1996 (centennial) Summer Olympics
  • 1991-01-11 Ben Johnson 1st race after being stripped of his 1988 Olympic Gold medal for steroid use, he finished 2nd
  • 1991-07-09 South Africa readmitted to Olympics
  • 1991-09-13 55 ton concrete beam falls in Montreal's Olympic Stadium
  • 1991-09-18 Robert Helmick resigns as president of US Olympic Committee
  • 1991-09-21 USA Basketball announces "Dream Team" for the 1992 Olympics
  • 1992-02-10 Bonnie Blair wins 1992 Olympics 1st gold medal for USA
  • 1992-02-21 Kristi Yamaguchi of US wins Olympic gold medal in women's figure skating
  • 1992-06-11 US Olympic baseball team plays 1st exhibtion game, beat Venez 20-0
  • 1992-06-27 Dan O'Brien fails on pole vault & eliminated from Olympics decathlon
  • 1992-07-25 25th Olympic Games opens in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1992-07-31 Tamas Darnyi swims world record/Olympics 200m backstroke (1:59.36)
  • 1992-08-09 25th Olympic Games closes in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1993-07-27 NBC TV awarded 1996 Olympic coverage for $456 million
  • 1994-02-14 Alexander Golubev skates Olympic record 500m (36.33)
  • 1996-07-19 26th Olympic Games opens in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1996-07-27 Bomb explodes at Atlanta Olympic Park, 1 killed, 110 injured
  • 1996-08-04 26th Olympic games closes at Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1997-03-07 Athens, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Rome & Stockholm are finalists for 2004 Olympics site
  • 1997-03-14 Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson wins 67th James E Sullivan Award
  • 1997-09-05 Athens in Greece, selected to host 2004 Olympics
  • 1998-02-08 1st female ice hockey game in Olympic history Finland beats Sweden 6-0
  • 1998-02-08 NHL stops season until Feb 24th to accomodate the Olympics
  • 1998-02-10 Olympic figure skater Peggy Fleming undergoes breast cancer surgery
  • 1998-02-17 USA Women's Ice Hockey Team beats Canada and wins the first Olympic Gold medal
  • 1998-02-19 US hockey team destroys their rooms at Olympic village in Japan
  • 1998-02-20 Tara Lipinski wins Olympic figure skating gold medal
  • 1998-02-24 NHL resumes season since Feb 8th to accomodate the Olympics
  • 1998-06-21 98th US Golf Open: Lee Janzen shoots a 280 at Olympic Club SF
  • 1998-10-14 Eric Robert Rudolph is charged with 6 bombings including the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 1999-01-25 After an inquiry into a corruption scandal, 6 International Olympic Committee members are expelled
  • 2000-09-15 27th Olympic Games opens at Sydney, Australia
  • 2000-10-01 Juan Antonio Samaranch, the chairman of the IOC declares the XXVII Olympics in Sydney the "best Olympic Games ever"
  • 2000-10-01 United States retain Basketball's Olympic gold medal defeating France 85-75
  • 2000-10-01 United States wins the most medals (97), and the most gold medals (40) in Summer Olympics held in Sydney, Australia
  • 2000-10-01 27th Olympic Games closes at Sydney, Australia
  • 2002-02-24 Canada defeats the United States 5-2 to win the men's ice hockey Olympic Gold Medal
  • 2004-08-13 28th Olympic Games opens at Athens, Greece
  • 2004-08-29 28th Olympic Games closes at Athens, Greece
  • 2005-06-14 Asafa Powell of Jamaica sets a new Men's 100 meters world record of 9.77 at the Athens Olympic Stadium

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2005-12-21 Joe Sakic is named captain of the 2006 Team Canada Olympic team

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic
  • 2006-05-21 The Swedish ice hockey team Tre Kronor takes gold in the World Championship, becoming the first nation to hold both the World and Olympic titles separately in the same year.
  • 2008-08-08 29th Olympic Games opens at Beijing, China

Sports record brokenWorld Record

2008-08-16 Usain Bolt sets a new 100 metres world record of 9.69 seconds at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt
  • 2008-08-24 29th Olympic Games closes at Beijing, China
  • 2008-08-24 Summer Olympics in Beijing becomes the most watched event on TV ever - nearly 5 billion, 70% of world's population
  • 2009-10-02 Rio de Janeiro is elected the host city of the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2010-02-14 Alexandre Bilodeau wins the Gold Medal in the freestyle skiing men's moguls event, becoming the first Canadian to win a Gold Medal during a Canadian-hosted Olympics

Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist Alexandre Bilodeau
Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist
Alexandre Bilodeau
  • 2010-08-14 1st Summer Youth Olympic Games opens in Singapore
  • 2012-02-17 Approximately 70 ancient Olympic artifacts are stolen from the Archaeological Museum of Greece
  • 2012-03-18 Superleague Greece football match between Olympiacos and Panathinaikos is abandoned after fans set fire to Athens' Olympic Stadium
  • 2012-04-04 Somalia's National Theatre is struck by a suicide bomber killing ten people including the presidents of the Somali Olympic Committee and Football Federation
  • 2012-06-17 112th US Golf Open: American golfer, Webb Simpson shoots a 281 at Olympic Club CA
  • 2012-06-24 Female athletes will be allowed to compete for Saudi Arabia at the Olympics for the first time
  • 2012-07-25 The 2012 Summer Olympics begin (Opening ceremony 27th)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2012-07-27 Queen Elizabeth II opens the 30th Olympics in London, United Kingdom (with some help from 007)

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • 2012-08-01 8 Women's badminton doubles players are disqualified from the 2012 summer Olympics for "not using one's best efforts to win a match"
  • 2012-08-04 South African Oscar Pistorius becomes first amputee to compete at the Olympics
  • 2012-08-09 Usain Bolt becomes the first person to win the 100m and 200m sprint in back to back Olympics
  • 2012-08-12 30th Olympic Games closes at London, United Kingdom
  • 2012-10-25 The double dip recession in the UK economy ends with growth of 1.0% in GDP in the third quarter of 2012, with help from the London Olympic Games
  • 2014-02-12 Tatyana Volosozhar and Maksim Trankov win the Olympic gold in pairs figure skating
  • 2014-10-01 Canadian freestyle skier and two-time Olympic gold medalist Alexandre Bilodeau retires at 27
  • 2015-08-17 2012 Olympic 1500m champion from Turkey Asli Cakir Alptekin is stripped of her gold medal for doping by the IAAF
  • 2016-08-05 31st Summer Olympics offically opens in MaracanĂ£ Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2016-08-13 American swimmer Michael Phelps ends his career at Rio Olympics winning 4x100 medley relay, his 23rd Gold medal, as world's most decorated Olympian

  • 2016-08-21 31st Summer Olympics closes at MaracanĂ£ Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 2,517

  • 1921-06-09 Agnes Keleti, Hungary gymnast (Olympic-gold-1952, 56) born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1921-07-10 Eunice Shriver, founder (Special Olympics)
  • 1921-10-17 Maria Gorokhovskaya, USSR, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1921-10-19 Gunnar Nordahl, Sweden, soccer player (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1921-11-09 Viktor Chukarin, USSR, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1952, 56)
  • 1922-03-09 Herbert P Douglas Jr, Pitts, long jumper (Olympic-bronze-1948)
  • 1922-06-01 Abdul Rashid, Pakistan, field hockey player (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • 1922-07-10 Herb McKenley, Jamaica, 4 X 400m relay runner (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1922-09-15 Bob Anderson, English Olympic Fencer, renowned film fight choreographer (Star Wars, Lord of the Rings) (d.2012)
  • 1922-09-19 Dana Zatopek, Czechoslavakia, javelin thrower (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1922-09-19 Emil Zatopek, Czechoslavakia, 5K/10K/marathon (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1922-11-18 Marjorie Gestring, US, springboard diver (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • 1923-01-16 Martin Stokken, Norway, nordic relay (Olympic-silver-1952)
  • 1923-01-23 Horace Ashenfelter, US, 3000m steeplechase (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1923-03-01 Duncan White, Ceylon, 400m hurdler (Olympic-silver-1948)
  • 1923-03-31 Donald Argee Barksdale, Berkley Cal, basketballer (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1923-04-10 Floyd M Simmons, actor/decathlete (Olympic-bronze-1948, 52)
  • 1923-06-28 Lloyd Labeach, Panama City, 100m/200m runner (Olympic-bronze-1948)
  • 1923-07-14 Willie Steele, American Olympic gold medalist (d. 1989)
  • 1923-11-06 Aleksandra Chudina, USSR, track jumper (Olympic-2 silver-1952)
  • 1923-11-09 Alice [Davis] Coachman, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1948), born in Albany, Georgia
  • 1924-05-15 Andrea Gyarmati, Hungary water polo player (Olympics, 1948-60), (d. 2013)
  • 1924-05-30 Norbert Schemansky, USA, middle heavyweight (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1924-06-09 Christine Goitschel, France, slalom (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1924-09-09 Nino Bibbia, Italy, bobsled (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1924-09-22 Norvel la Follette Ray Lee, lt-HW boxer (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1924-10-08 Arkady Vorobyev, Middle heavyweight (Olympic-gold-1956, 60)
  • 1924-10-11 Mal Whitfield, American Olympic athlete, born in Bay City, Texas (d. 2015)
  • 1924-11-16 Mel Patton, American sprinter & Olympic champion, born in Los Angeles, California, (d. 2014)
  • 1924-12-14 Siiri Rantanen, Finland, cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • 1924-12-24 Grigory Kriss, Russian Olympic champion fencer
  • 1924-12-31 Victoria Draves, US, platform/springboard diver (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1925-01-18 Roepie Kruize, Dutch field hockey player (Olympic-Bronze-48/Silver-52)
  • 1925-02-19 Leslie Laing, Linstead Jamaica, 4X400m relayer (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1925-06-30 Micheline Lannoy, Belgium, figure skating pairs (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1925-07-10 Dorothea Hochletiner, Austria, giant slalom (Olympic-bronze-1956)
  • 1925-07-23 Pierre Baugniet, Belgium, pairs ice skater (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1925-10-25 Yakov Rylskly, USSR, sabre team (Olympic-bronze-1956)
  • 1925-12-25 Ossi Reichert, German FR, giant slalom (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • 1926-02-20 Robert Eugene Richards, Ill, pole vaulter (Olympic-gold-48, 52, 56)
  • 1926-03-06 Ann Curtis, 400m/800m US swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-1948), (d. 2012)
  • 1926-03-25 Laszlo Papp, Hungary, Olympic Boxer (Gold-1948, 1952, 1956)
  • 1926-07-24 Hans-Gunther Winkler, Germany, equestrian jumper (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • 1926-08-17 Haakon Barfod, Norway, yachting (Olympic-gold-1948, 52), (d. 2013)
  • 1926-09-18 Bud Greenspan, documentary maker (Olympic Games)
  • 1926-09-25 Sergei Filatov, USSR, equestrian dressage (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • 1926-10-20 Ursula Happe, Germany, 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • 1927-01-14 Ivan Kalita, USSR, equestrian dressage (Olympic-silver-1968)
  • 1927-03-25 Leslie Claudius, India, field hockey (Olympic-gold-1948, 52, 56)
  • 1927-04-24 Josy Barthel, Luxembourg, 1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1927-04-29 Dorothy Manley, England, 100m sprint (Olympic-silver-1948)
  • 1927-04-30 Lars Hall, Sweden, Pentathelete (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1927-05-01 Greta Andersen, Denmark, 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1927-06-12 Timir Pinegin, sailor (Olympic gold 1960), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2013)
  • 1927-08-27 Liselott Linsenhoff, German FR, equestrian (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1927-09-02 Trudi Jochum-Beiser, Austria, downhill skier (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1927-09-29 Adhemar Ferreira da Silva, Brazil, triple jumper (Olympic-gold-52, 56)
  • 1927-10-08 Torbjorn Falkanger, Norway, took Olympic oath (1952)
  • 1927-12-11 Stein Eriksen, giant slalom (Olympic-gold-1952), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 2015)
  • 1928-01-23 Eugene Monti, Italy, bobsledder (Olympic-2 golds-1968)
  • 1928-01-23 Kees [Cornelis] Broekman, Dutch speed skater (Olympic-silver-1952)
  • 1928-03-20 Jerome Cousins Biffle, long jumper (Olympic-gold-1952), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1928-05-09 Barbara Ann Scott, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1948), born in Ottawa, Ontario (d. 2012)
  • 1928-08-04 Udham Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic-gold-1952, 56, 64)
  • 1928-08-06 Janice-Lee York Romary, California, fencer (Olympics-1948-68)
  • 1928-08-21 Gillian Sheen, England, foils (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • 1928-09-06 Rudolph Plukfelder, USSR, light heavyweight (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1928-10-03 Christian d'Oriola, France, foils (Olympic-gold-1952, 56)
  • 1928-11-01 James Edward Bradford, DC, HW weightlifer (Olympic-silver-1952, 56)
  • 1928-11-22 Juno Stover-Irwin, US, diver (Olympic-silver-1956)
  • 1928-11-22 Pat Smythe, England, equestrian jumper (Olympic-bronze-1956)
  • 1929-01-07 Kenneth Henry, US, 500m speed skater (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1929-01-29 William McMillan, US, rapid pistol (Olympic-gold-1960) [or Jul 3]
  • 1929-02-06 Sixten Jernberg, Sweden, skier (Olympic-gold-1956/60/64), (d. 2012)
  • 1929-03-12 Bernard Costello, US, double sculls (Olympic-silver-1956)
  • 1929-04-19 Edward Crook, middleweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1960), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1929-04-27 Nina Ponomareva Romaschkova, Soviet discus thrower (Olympic gold 1952, 60), involved shoplift scandal, born in Smychka (d. 2016)
  • 1929-06-09 Keith A St H Gardner, Jamaica, 4x400m runner (Olympic-bronze-1960)
  • 1929-07-18 Dick Totten Button, figure skater (Olympic-gold-48, 52), born in Englewood, New Jersey

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1929-07-19 Sofia Muratova, Russian gymnast (1952-60 Olympics: 6 gold, 3 silver & 4 bronze), born in Leningrad, Russia (d. 2006)

  • 1929-08-27 Elizabeta Bagrintseve, USSR, discus thrower (Olympic-silver-1952)
  • 1929-09-26 Meredith C Gourdine, long jumper (Olympic-silver-1952), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1929-10-19 Balbir Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic-gold-1948-56)
  • 1929-11-17 Edgar White, US, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1929-11-17 Sumner White, US, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1929-12-02 Lowell North, yachtsman (Olympic-Gold-1968), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1930-01-08 Doreen Wilber, US, archer (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1930-02-08 Catherine Hardy, Carollton Ga, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1930-02-23 Harry Boldt, German Fed Rep, equestrian dressage (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1930-04-26 Roger Moens, Belgium, 800m runner (Olympic-silver-1960)
  • 1930-05-12 Pat McCormick-Keller, diver (Olympic gold 1952, 56), born in Lakewood, California
  • 1930-06-17 James Gathers, Sumter SC, 200m runner (Olympic-bronze-1952)
  • 1930-06-27 Tommy [Tamio] Kono, weightlifter (Olympic gold 52, 60), born in Sacramento, California (d. 2016)
  • 1930-07-04 Yuri Tyukalov, Soviet Olympic rower
  • 1930-07-11 Gregory C Bell, Terre Haute Ind, long jumper (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • 1930-09-08 Jeanette Altwegg, England, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1930-09-13 James McLane, US, 1500m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1930-10-10 Konstantin Vyrupayev, Soviet wrestler (Greco-Roman Bantamweight Olympic Gold 1956), (d. 2012)
  • 1930-10-11 Harry Glass, German DR, 1st E German Olympic medalist (bronze-1956)
  • 1930-11-17 Bob Mathias, American decathlete (Olympic-gold-1948, 52) and congressman, born in Tulare, California (d. 2006)

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport