Olympic Sports (Part 3)

Events in Sport

Events 201 - 282 of 282

  • 1988-02-27 Katarina Witt (GDR) wins 2nd consecutive Olympic figure skating
  • 1988-09-17 24th Olympic games open at Seoul, Korea
  • 1988-09-19 US Olympic diver Greg Louganis hits his head on diving board
  • 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's 1st race after being stripped of his 1988 Olympic Gold medal for steroid use, he finishes 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 accommodate 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 accommodate 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

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2012-07-31 Zara Phillips wins silver on her horse High Kingdom in Olympic equestrian eventing final

Daughter of Princess Anne Zara Phillips
Daughter of Princess Anne
Zara Phillips
  • 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

2016-08-12 American swimmer Katie Ledecky's medal tally of 4 golds, 1 silver make her the most decorated US female athlete at one Olympics, highest female of Rio games and 1st swimmer to win 200m, 400m and 800m freestyle at same Olympics since 1968

Swimmer Katie Ledecky
Swimmer
Katie Ledecky

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

  • 2016-08-14 Usain Bolt wins 100m Olympic gold at Rio - 1st man to win this event 3 times
  • 2016-08-21 31st Summer Olympics closes at MaracanĂ£ Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 2,526

  • 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, Swedish 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, Pakistani field hockey player (Olympic gold 1960), born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • 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, American springboard diver (Olympic gold 1936)
  • 1923-01-16 Martin Stokken, Norwegian nordic relay (Olympic silver 1952)
  • 1923-01-23 Horace Ashenfelter, American 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, French slalom (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1924-09-09 Nino Bibbia, Italian bobsled (Olympic gold 1948)
  • 1924-09-22 Norvel la Follette Ray Lee, lt-HW boxer (Olympic gold 1952)
  • 1924-10-08 Arkady Vorobyev, Russian middle heavyweight (Olympic gold 1956, 60), born in Tetyushi, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia (d. 2012)
  • 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, American 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, Belgian figure skating pairs (Olympic gold 1948)
  • 1925-07-10 Dorothea Hochletiner, Austrian giant slalom (Olympic bronze 1956)
  • 1925-07-23 Pierre Baugniet, Belgian 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, Hungarian Olympic Boxer (Gold-1948, 1952, 1956)
  • 1926-07-24 Hans-Gunther Winkler, German equestrian jumper (Olympic gold 1956)
  • 1926-08-17 Haakon Barfod, Norwegian sailor (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, German 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, Swedish pentathelete (Olympic gold 1952)
  • 1927-05-01 Greta Andersen, Danish 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1948)
  • 1927-05-24 John Kelly Jr, American sculler (Olympic bronze 1956) and brother of Grace Kelly, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1985)
  • 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, Austrian downhill skier (Olympic gold 1952)
  • 1927-09-29 Adhemar Ferreira da Silva, Brazil, triple jumper (Olympic gold 52, 56)
  • 1927-10-08 Torbjorn Falkanger, Norwegian ski jumper who took the Olympic oath in 1952, born in Trondheim, Norway (d. 2013)
  • 1927-12-11 Stein Eriksen, giant slalom (Olympic gold 1952), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 2015)
  • 1928-01-23 Eugene Monti, Italian 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), born in Sansarpur, India (d. 2000)
  • 1928-08-06 Janice-Lee York Romary, California, fencer (Olympics-1948-68)
  • 1928-08-21 Gillian Sheen, British fencer and foil champion (Olympic gold 1956), born in Willesden, London
  • 1928-09-06 Rudolph Plukfelder, USSR, light heavyweight (Olympic gold 1964), born in Novoorlivka, Ukraine
  • 1928-10-03 Christian d'Oriola, French foils (Olympic gold 1952, 56)
  • 1928-11-01 James Edward Bradford, DC, HW weightlifer (Olympic silver 1952, 56)
  • 1928-11-22 Juno Stover-Irwin, American diver (Olympic silver 1956)
  • 1928-11-22 Pat Smythe, England, equestrian jumper (Olympic bronze 1956)
  • 1929-01-07 Kenneth Henry, American 500m speed skater (Olympic gold 1952)
  • 1929-01-29 William McMillan, American rapid pistol (Olympic gold 1960) [or Jul 3]
  • 1929-02-06 Sixten Jernberg, Swedish skier (Olympic gold 1956/60/64), (d. 2012)
  • 1929-03-12 Bernard Costello, American double sculls (Olympic silver 1956)
  • 1929-04-19 Edward Crook, American 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, American yachtsman (Olympic gold 1952)
  • 1929-11-17 Sumner White, US yachtsman (Olympic gold 1952), born in New York City (d. 1988)
  • 1929-12-02 Lowell North, yachtsman (Olympic-Gold-1968), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1930-01-08 Doreen Wilber, American 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)
  • 1930-04-24 Conn Findlay, coxswain (Olympic -2 gold, bronze 1956, 64, 76), born in Stockton, California
  • 1930-04-26 Roger Moens, Belgian 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, American 1500m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1948)
  • 1930-10-10 Konstantin Vyrupayev, Soviet wrestler (Greco-Roman Bantamweight Olympic Gold 1956), (d. 2012)

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