Olympic Sports (Part 10)

Events in Sport

Events 901 - 1,000 of 1,004

  • 2016-08-07 Sarah Sjöström of Sweden breaks world record in 55.48 to win the gold medal in the women's 100m butterfly at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
  • 2016-08-08 Australia beats New Zealand 24-17 to win the inaugural women's sevens rugby gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
  • 2016-08-08 Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszú wins the women's 100m backstroke gold medal in a time of 58.45; her second gold medal of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games

OlympicsOlympic Gold

2016-08-09 American swimmer Michael Phelps swims 1:53.36 to win the men's 200m butterfly gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; beats Japan's Masato Sakai by 0.04 for his 20th Olympic gold medal

OlympicsOlympic Gold

2016-08-09 American swimmer Katie Ledecky wins her second gold medal of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 1:53.73 in the women's 200m freestyle ahead of Sarah Sjöström of Sweden and Australian Emma McKeon

Swimmer Katie Ledecky
Swimmer
Katie Ledecky
  • 2016-08-09 Hungary's Katinka Hosszú records an Olympic record of 2:06.58 in the women's 200m individual medley, her 3rd gold medal of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
  • 2016-08-09 Chinese weightlifter Deng Wei sets a world record of 147kg in the clean & jerk, and another for a total score of 262kg, to win the women's 63kg gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
  • 2016-08-10 South Korean shooter Jin Jong-oh recovers from 7th place during the final to record an Olympic record 193.7 and win gold in men's 50m pistol at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; first shooter to win 3 consecutive Olympic gold medals in one event
  • 2016-08-10 18 year old Australian Kyle Chalmers creates huge upset when he swims a junior world record 47.58 to win the blue ribband men's 100m freestyle gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
  • 2016-08-10 Weightlifter Nijat Rahimov of Kazakhstan sets a world record 214kg in the clean & jerk, and finishes with 379kg overall, to win the gold medal in the men's 77kg at the Ro de Janeiro Olympics
  • 2016-08-11 Fiji wins inaugural men's rugby sevens gold medal with a comfortable 43-7 rout of Great Britain at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
  • 2016-08-11 American super-swimmer Michael Phelps wins men's 200m individual medley in 1:54.66 at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; 3rd athlete and 1st swimmer to win 4 consecutive Olympic gold medals in one event
  • 2016-08-11 American Simone Manuel and Penny Oleksiak of Canada dead heat for the gold medal in coveted 100m freestyle at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; tie in Olympic record 52.70; Sarah Sjöström (Sweden) takes bronze; her 3rd medal of the Games
  • 2016-08-12 Joseph Schooling of Singapore sets Olympic record 50.39 to win men's 100m butterfly gold at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; rare 3-way tie for silver at 51.14, Michael Phelps (USA), Chad le Clos (South Africa) & László Cseh (Hungary)
  • 2016-08-12 American star swimmer Katie Ledecky sets world record 8:04.79 to dominate the women's 800m field at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; medal tally of 4 gold, 1 silver make her most decorated US female athlete at one Olympics
  • 2016-08-12 Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszú wins her 4th medal of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics finishing 2nd in the women's 200m backstroke; gold to American Maya DiRado in 2:05:99

  • 2016-08-13 American swimmer Michael Phelps ends his career at the Rio Olympics as part of the winning 4x100 medley relay, his record 23rd gold medal
  • 2016-08-13 British super-star Mo Farah wins 1st leg of 5,000/10,000m double (repeat of London 2012) in 27:05.17 in the 10k at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; Kenya's Paul Tanui wins silver just 0.47 behind
  • 2016-08-13 Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson wins blue ribband women's 100m gold in 10.71 at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; American Tori Bowie second in 10.83 and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica 3rd 10.86
  • 2016-08-13 Great Britain sets a world record of 3:14.051 to comfortably beat the United States in the women's cycling team pursuit at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
  • 2016-08-13 The dominant Great Britain men's crew wins the eight at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; US scores a comfortable win over GB in the women's eight

OlympicsOlympic Gold

2016-08-14 Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt wins coveted 100m Olympic 100m gold medal in 9.81 at Rio de Janeiro Olympics - first man to win the event 3 times

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt
  • 2016-08-14 South African athlete Wayde van Niekerk sets world record 43.03 to win the men's 400m gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; Kirani James (Grenada) silver, American LaShawn Merritt bronze
  • 2016-08-14 Kenya's Jemima Sumgong wins women's marathon gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2:24:04; Eunice Kirwa (Bahrain) takes silver, and Mare Dibaba (Ethiopia) bronze
  • 2016-08-14 An all-British final in the men's cycling sprint with Jason Kenny beating team mate Callum Skinner at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
  • 2016-08-14 Justin Rose of Great Britain finishes with a score of 16 under par to win the inaugural men's individual golf gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; Rose is 2 strokes ahead of Henrik Stenson (Sweden) and 3 from American Matt Kuchar

OlympicsOlympic Gold

2016-08-14 Great Britain's Andy Murray wins the men's tennis singles gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics 7–5, 4–6, 6–2, 7–5 over Juan Martín del Potro of Argentina

Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray
  • 2016-08-15 Anita Włodarczyk of Poland sets a world record 82.29m to win the women's hammer throw gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; Zhang Wenxiu (China) silver, and Sophie Hitchon (Great Britain) bronze.
  • 2016-08-15 Thiago Braz da Silva of Brazil sets an Olympic record 6.03m to win the men's pole vault gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games
  • 2016-08-15 Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas dives at the line to win the women's 400m gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; beats American 6-time Olympic gold medallist Allyson Felix by 0.07
  • 2016-08-16 Georgian weightlifter Lasha Talakhadze sets a world record of 473 total kilograms to win the men's +105kg gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
  • 2016-08-16 Croatian discus thrower Sandra Perković retains her Olympic title with a distance of 69.21m at the Rio de Janeiro Games
  • 2016-08-16 New Zealand canoeist Lisa Carrington retains her K-1 200m Olympic title with a time of 39.864 at the Rio de Janeiro Games
  • 2016-08-16 Russian pair Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina retain their Olympic synchronised swimming duet title at the Rio de Janeiro Games with final score 194.9910
  • 2016-08-17 American sweep in 100m women's hurdles at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics with Brianna Rollins taking gold ahead of Nia Ali & Kristi Castlin; 1st time US has swept medals in an Olympic women's track & field event
  • 2016-08-17 Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson wins 200m gold medal in 21.78; wraps up 100/200m Rio de Janeiro Olympics double

  • 2016-08-17 Kenyan runner Conseslus Kipruto records an Olympic record 8:03.28 to win the men's 3,000m steeplechase gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Games
  • 2016-08-17 German pair Laura Ludwig & Kira Walkenhorst upsets Brazilian hometown favourites Ágatha Bednarczuk & Bárbara Seixas 21–18, 21–14 to win the Olympic women's beach volleyball gold in Rio de Janeiro
  • 2016-08-18 Jamaica's Usain Bolt wins the gold medal in the men's 200m for the 3rd successive Summer Olympics, recording a time of 19.78 in Rio de Janeiro
  • 2016-08-18 Ukranine canoeist Yuriy Cheban sets an Olympic record 39.279 to win the men's C-1 200m gold at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; retains title he won in London 2012
  • 2016-08-18 New Zealand's 2017 America's Cup winning helmsman Peter Burling teams with Blair Tuke to win the gold medal in the 49er class sailing at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
  • 2016-08-18 Great Britain's Alistair Brownlee records time of 1:45.01 to retain his Olympic men's triathlon title at the Rio de Janeiro Games; 0:06 in front of second-place finisher, brother Jonathan Brownlee
  • 2016-08-19 Tajikistan's Dilshod Nazarov throws 78.68m to win the men's hammer throw gold medal the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; first gold medal for Tajikistan in Olympic history
  • 2016-08-19 Vivian Cheruiyot of Kenya goes one better than her London silver medal when she wins women's 5,000m at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; runs Olympic record time of 14:26.17
  • 2016-08-19 Colombian BMX rider Mariana Pajón successfully defends her Olympic title when she beats American Alise Post in the final in Rio de Janeiro
  • 2016-08-19 A 6-way tie for first place in the final of the equestrian individual jumping competition at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; Nick Skelton of Great Britain wins gold medal jump-off
  • 2016-08-19 Great Britain upsets the heavily favoured Netherlands to win the women's field hockey gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after drawing 3-3 in regulation time; win dramatic penalty shootout, 2-0
  • 2016-08-19 Germany beats Sweden 2-1 in the women's football gold medal match at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; 52,432 at the Maracanã Stadium
  • 2016-08-19 Chloe Esposito of Australia sets Olympic record overall score of 1,372 points to win the women's modern pentathlon in Rio de Janeiro. Élodie Clouvel of France second (1,356 points), Oktawia Nowacka of Poland third (1,349)
  • 2016-08-19 Kiley Neushul scores 3 goals as the US women's water polo team routs Italy 12-5 to win the gold medal in Rio de Janeiro and retain their Olympic title
  • 2016-08-20 German canoeist Sebastian Brendel teams with Jan Vandrey to win the C-2 1,000m at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; wraps up C-1 / C-2 1,000m double
  • 2016-08-20 The Hungarian crew wins canoe sprint K-4 500m at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; Danuta Kozák becomes the only female to win K1, K2 and K4 at the same Olympics
  • 2016-08-20 Canoeists Max Rendschmidt and Marcus Gross part of winning German crew in K-4 100m at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; wrap up K-2 / K-4 1,000m double
  • 2016-08-20 Star British runner Mo Farah wins the men's 5,000m in 13:03.30 at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; wraps up 5k/10k double which he also completed in London 2012
  • 2016-08-20 Controversial South African middle distance runner Caster Semenya retains her Olympic women's 800m title in a time of 1:55.28 in the final in Rio de Janeiro
  • 2016-08-20 4 women's high jump competitors tie at clearing winning height 1.97m at the Rio Olympics; all then fail at 2.00m; Ruth Beitia of Spain wins the gold based on having no misses prior to bar being raised to 2.00m
  • 2016-08-20 Chinese diver Chen Aisen does the Olympic 10m platform double in Rio de Janeiro; having already won the synchronised event, he wins the individual gold by a comfortable margin

OlympicsOlympic Gold

2016-08-20 South Korean golfer Inbee Park wins the inaugural Olympic women's individual gold with a final score of 16 under par in Rio de Janeiro; Lydia Ko (New Zealand) 11 under par; Shanshan Feng (China) 10 under par

Golfer Lydia Ko
Golfer
Lydia Ko
  • 2016-08-20 In a blanket finish American triathlete Gwen Jorgensen takes the Olympic gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Games in 1:56.16; 0.40 ahead of Nicola Spirig Hug of Switzerland, and Great Britain's Vicky Holland by 0:45
  • 2016-08-20 Rio de Janeiro Olympics: team sports - China beats Serbia, 3-1 for the women's indoor volleyball gold; in the men's water polo final, Serbia downs Croatia, 11-7 for first Olympic title
  • 2016-08-21 Kevin Durant scores 30 as the US retains the Olympic men's basketball title with a comfortable 96-66 win over Serbia at the Rio de Janeiro Games
  • 2016-08-21 Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge wins the Olympic men's marathon gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Games in a time of 2:08.44; Feyisa Lilesa (Ethiopia) second in 2:09:54, and Galen Rupp (US) third in 2:10:05
  • 2016-08-21 Brazil takes 3rd Olympic men's indoor volleyball gold medal at the Rio Games with 25–22, 28–26, 26–24 win over Italy
  • 2017-09-13 International Olympic Committee announces Paris (2024) and Los Angeles (2028) will host the Olympic games
  • 2017-11-13 First Barbie doll to wear a hijab, modeled on Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad unveiled in New York

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018-01-15 US Olympic gold medal winning gymnast Simone Biles says she is one of more than 130 women sexually abused by former team doctor Larry Nassar

Gymnast Simone Biles
Gymnast
Simone Biles
  • 2018-01-24 Former US Olympic team doctor Larry Nassar found guilty of molesting over 150 girls, sentenced up to 175 years in prison

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018-02-09 XXIII Olympic Winter Games open in PyeongChang, South Korea

Snowboarder Chloe Kim
Snowboarder
Chloe Kim
  • 2018-02-10 Swedish cross country skier Charlotte Kalla wins 3rd career Olympic gold medal in the 15k skiathlon in Pyeongchang; also wins 10k freestyle gold in Vancouver (2010) and 4 x 5k relay in Sochi (2014)
  • 2018-02-10 Sochi (2014) Olympic large hill ski jump champion Andreas Wellinger of Germany wins the individual normal hill gold medal at Pyeongchang by just 0.2m from Norway's Johann André Forfang
  • 2018-02-11 Dutchman Sven Kramer becomes only male speed skater to win same Olympic event 3 times, claiming gold in the 5,000m at Pyongchang; first man to win total 8 Olympic medals in the sport
  • 2018-02-11 Norway sweeps the medals in the Olympic 30k cross country skiathlon at Pyeongchang; Simen Hegstad Krüger wins gold ahead of team mates Martin Johnsrud Sundby & Hans Christer Holund
  • 2018-02-12 Dutch speed skater Ireen Wüst becomes first Winter Olympian to win an individual gold medal in 4 straight Games with victory in the 1,500m at Pyeongchang; first speed skater to win 10 Olympic medals
  • 2018-02-12 American snowboarder Jamie Anderson retains her Olympic slopestyle title (Sochi 2014) at the Pyeongchang Winter Games, comfortably ahead of Canada's Laurie Blouin
  • 2018-02-13 After winning Olympic gold in the women's curling in Sochi (2014), Canadian Kaitlyn Lawes wins the mixed doubles with dual gold medallist John Morris in Pyeongchang

OlympicsOlympic Gold

2018-02-14 American snowboarder Shaun White wins an unprecedented 3rd Olympic halfpipe gold medal (previous 2006, 10) at the Pyeongchang Winter Games

Snowboarder Shaun White
Snowboarder
Shaun White
  • 2018-02-14 Dutch speed skater Jorien ter Mors wins her 3rd career Olympic gold medal in the 1,000m at Pyeongchang; 1,500m and team pursuit champion in Sochi (2014)
  • 2018-02-15 German women's luge singles champion Natalie Geisenberger and men's doubles winners Tobias Wendl & Tobias Arlt earn their 2nd Olympic gold medals in Pyeongchang in the team relay event
  • 2018-02-15 Vancouver (2010) Olympic super-G champion Aksul Lund Svindal of Sweden wins the downhill gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Games
  • 2018-02-15 Sochi (2014) Olympic slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin of the US wins the giant slalom at the Pyeongchang Winter Games; also takes combined silver
  • 2018-02-15 Frenchman Pierre Vaultier retains his Olympic snowboard cross title (Sochi 2014) with a gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Games
  • 2018-02-16 Sochi (2014) Olympic downhill champion Matthias Mayer of Austria wins the super-G gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Games
  • 2018-02-16 Swiss cross country skier Dario Cologna wins 4th career Olympic gold medal in the 15k freestyle in Pyeongchang; wins event in Vancouver (2010), and 15k classical & 30k skiathlon in Sochi (2014)
  • 2018-02-17 Russian biathlete Anastasiya Kuzmina wins her 3rd career Olympic gold medal in women's 12.5k mass start in Pyeongchang; 7.5k sprint champion in Vancouver (2010) and Sochi (2014)
  • 2018-02-17 Britain's Lizzy Yarnold wins her 2nd consecutive Olympic women's skeleton gold medal in Pyeongchang; also wins event in Sochi (2014)
  • 2018-02-17 10k freestyle cross country champion Ragnhild Haga and 30k classical winner Marit Bjørgen win their 2nd Olympic gold medal in Pyeongchang as part of Norway's 4 x 5k relay team
  • 2018-02-17 Polish ski jumper Kamil Stoch retains his Olympic individual large hill title (Sochi 2014) with gold in Pyeongchang; beats normal hill winner Andreas Wellinger of Germany by 3.4m
  • 2018-02-20 After winning the Olympic ice dance gold medal in Vancouver (2010), Canadian pair Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir follow their team event gold by taking the ice dance title at the Pyeongchang Winter Games
  • 2018-02-20 Dutch skater Jorien ter Mors becomes first female to win Olympic medals in 2 different sports at a single Winter Games (Pyeongchang); 1,000m speed skating gold, 3000m short track relay bronze
  • 2018-02-20 Dutch women’s short track speed skating 3000m relay team skates a world record 4:03.471 in the B Final at the Pyeongchang Olympics; South Korea takes the gold medal in an inferior time, 4:07.361; Dutch win bronze by default
  • 2018-02-21 Norwegian cross country skiers Martin Johnsrud Sundby, Johannes Høsflot & Klæbo win their 2nd Olympic gold medals in Pyeongchang in the men's team sprint freestyle; trio also wins gold in 4 x 10k relay
  • 2018-02-22 US wins Olympic women's ice hockey gold medal for the first time in 20 years with a 4-3 shootout victory over Canada in Pyeongchang; scores tied 3-3 after overtime
  • 2018-02-22 Women's big air snowboarding event makes Olympic debut at Pyeongchang; Austria's Anna Gasser is inaugural gold medallist
  • 2018-02-24 Ester Ledecká of the Czech Republic becomes first female to win Olympic gold medals in 2 different sports at a single Winter Games (Pyeongchang); skiing super-G and snowboarding parallel giant slalom
  • 2018-02-24 Swiss alpine skiers Luca Aerni, Denise Feierabend, Wendy Holdener, Daniel Yule & Ramon Zenhäusern win the inaugural Olympic team event at Pyeongchang
  • 2018-02-24 After taking gold in the Olympic team sprint in Sochi (2014), Finnish cross country skier Iivo Niskanen wins the 50k classical event in Pyeongchang
  • 2018-02-24 Men's big air snowboarding event makes Olympic debut at Pyeongchang; Canada's Sébastien Toutant is inaugural gold medallist
  • 2018-02-25 Russian national team, competing under the name of Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR), wins Olympic ice hockey gold medal in Pyeongchang; beat Germany, 4-3 in overtime in the final
  • 2019-05-01 Two-time South African Olympic champion runner Caster Semenya loses appeal against proposed rules to limit her testosterone levels; medically reducing levels the only way to continue competition
  • 2019-07-05 Former governor of Rio de Janeiro, Sérgio Cabral says he paid a $2 million bribe to secure votes for his city to be granted 2016 Olympics

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 901 - 1,000 of 3,098

  • 1951-08-12 Hector Rodriguez, Cuba, lightweight judo (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1951-08-13 Gwen Cheeseman, American field hockey goalie (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1951-08-17 Alan Minter, England, light-middleweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1972)
  • 1951-08-21 Bernhard Germeshausen, German bobsled (Olympic gold 1976, 80), born in Heilbad Heiligenstadt, Germany
  • 1951-09-21 Bruce Arena, American soccer coach (Olympic gold 1996), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1951-09-30 Catie Ball, American 100m breast stroke swimmer (Olympic-4X4 gold-1968)
  • 1951-10-05 Leah Poulos-Mueller, American speed skater (Olympic gold 1980), born in Berwyn, Illinois
  • 1951-11-02 Kathy Hammond, American athlete (Olympic bronze 400m, silver 4x400m relay 1972), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1951-11-13 Beth Anders, American field hockey sweeper (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania
  • 1951-11-23 Bernd Landvoigt, German DR, coxless pairs (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1951-11-23 Jorg Landvoigt, German DR, coxless pairs (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1951-12-11 Robert Cochran, American skier (Olympics 1972), born in Claremont, New Hampshire
  • 1951-12-17 Tatyana Kazankina, USSR, middle distance runner (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1951-12-31 Michael Allen Bantom, American basketball player (Olympic silver 1972), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1952-01-26 Thomas Edward Henderson, American basketball player (Olympic silver 1972), born in Newberry, South Carolina,
  • 1952-02-06 Richard Charsworth, Australian women field hockey head coach (Olympics 1996), born in Subiaco, Australia
  • 1952-02-17 Insook Bhushan, Seoul Korea, US table tennis player (Olympic-92)
  • 1952-02-24 Tom Burleson, USA, basketball (Olympic silver 1972) tallest Olympian-7'4"
  • 1952-02-28 Melissa Babish, SC, swimmer (Olympic)
  • 1952-02-29 Raisa Smetanina, Soviet cross country skier (Olympic gold 10k & 4x5k relay 1976; 10k 1980; 4x5k relay 1992), born in Mokhcha, Russia
  • 1952-02-29 Raúl González, Mexican racewalker (Olympic gold 50k 1984; WR 1978 3:45:52 & 3:41:20), born in China, Nuevo León, Mexico
  • 1952-03-09 Uljana Semjonova, Soviet-Latvian basketball player (Olympic gold 1976), born in Zarasai, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
  • 1952-03-29 Teofilo Stevenson, Cuban heavyweight boxer (Olympic gold 1972, 76, 80), born in Puerto Padre, Cuba (d. 2012)
  • 1952-04-04 Rosemarie Ackermann, German high jumper (Olympic gold 1976), born in Lohsa, Sachsen, Germany
  • 1952-04-07 Jane Frederick, US pentathlete (Olympic 7th 1976)
  • 1952-04-16 Peter Westbrook, American fencer (Olympic bronze 1988, 92, 96), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1952-04-20 Božidar Maljković, Serbian basketball coach and president of the Olympic Committee of Serbia, born in Otočac, Croatia
  • 1952-04-25 Vladislav Tretiak, Russian hockey player (Olympic gold 1972, 76), born in Dmitrovsky District, Russia
  • 1952-05-03 Allen Wells, Scottish athlete (Olympic 100m gold 1980), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1952-06-12 Siegfried Brietzke, German coxless rower (Olympic gold 1972, 76, 80), born in Rostock, Germany
  • 1952-06-16 Aleksandr Zaitsev, USSR, pairs figure skating (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • 1952-07-08 Ulrich Wehling, German cross country skier (3 Olympic gold 1972, 76, 80), born in Halle an der Saale, Germany
  • 1952-07-09 Rod Boll, Canadian trap shooter (Olympics 1996), born in Fillmore, Saskatchwan
  • 1952-07-10 Ludmilla Tourischeva, Russian gymnast (nine-time Olympic medalist for the Soviet Union), born in Grozny, Russia
  • 1952-07-18 James Forbes, American basketball player (Olympic silver 1972), born in Fort Rucker, Alabama
  • 1952-07-26 Lyudmila Maslakova, Soviet relay runner (Olympic silver 1980), born in Astrakhan
  • 1952-08-02 Angel Herrera, Cuban FW/LW boxer (Olympic gold 1976, 80), born in Guantánamo, Cuba
  • 1952-08-04 Daniel Bautista, Mexican race walker (Olympic gold 20k 1976; 3 x 20k WR holder), born in El Salado, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
  • 1952-08-06 Wojiech Fortuna, Polish ski jumper (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1952-08-14 Debbie Meyer, American 200m/400m/800m swimmer (Olympic 3 gold-68), born in Annapolis, Maryland
  • 1952-08-23 Mac Cone, Canadian equestrian jumper (Olympics 1996), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1952-08-26 John Kinsella, USA, swimmer (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1952-09-13 Johanna Klier-Schaller, German 100m hurdler (Olympic gold 1976), born in Artern, Bezirk Halle, Germany
  • 1952-09-14 Margit Schumann, German luger (Olympic gold 1976), born in Waltershausen, Bezirk Erfurt, East Germany
  • 1952-09-29 Monika Zehrt, German DR, 400m runner (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1952-10-04 Anita Luceete Defrantz, American rower (Olympic bronze 1976; first female vice-president IOC executive committee), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1952-10-07 Ludmila Tourischeva, Soviet gymnast (Olympic gold 1972), born in Grozny, Russia
  • 1952-10-14 Nikolai Adrianov, Soviet-Russian gymnast (Olympic-4 gold/2 silver/bronze-1976), born in Vladimir, Russia (d. 2011)
  • 1952-11-17 Roman Codreanu, Romania, wrestler (Olympic-1980)
  • 1952-11-21 Eamonn Coghlan, Irish 1500m runner (Olympic 4th 76)
  • 1952-12-12 Cathy Rigby McCoy, American gymnast (Olympic-4th-1968), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1952-12-21 Steve Furniss, American swimmer (Olympic bronze 1972), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1952-12-29 Nikolai Andrianov, Soviet/Russian gymnast (Olympic gold 1972, 76, 80), born in Vladimir, Russia (d. 2011)
  • 1953-01-03 Angelo Parisi, French judoka (Olympic gold heavyweight 1980), born in Arpino, Italy
  • 1953-01-22 Karen Moe, American swimmer (Olympic gold 200m butterfly 1972), born in Del Monte, Philippines
  • 1953-02-01 Andy Mill, American alpine skier (non-placed Olympics, World C'ships; ex-husband of tennis player Chris Evert), born in Fort Collins, Colorado
  • 1953-03-14 Tim McKee, American 400m medley swimmer (Olympic silver 1972)
  • 1953-03-19 Hans Rinn, German DR, 2 man lugist (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • 1953-04-06 Janet Lynn, ice skater (Olympic bronze 1972)
  • 1953-04-07 Everard Endt, American sailor (Olympic gold 1952)
  • 1953-04-19 Sara Simeoni, Italian high jumper (Olympic gold 1980), born in Rivoli Veronese, Italy
  • 1953-06-23 Filbert Bayi, Karatu Tanzania, 3k steeplechase (Olympic silver 1980)
  • 1953-06-27 Kent Bostick, American pursuit cyclist (Olympics-84, 96), born in Lowell, Massachusetts

Person of interestLeon Spinks

1953-07-11 Leon Spinks, heavyweight boxing champ (1978, Olympic gold 1976), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Leon Spinks
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Leon Spinks
  • 1953-09-06 Mohamed Kedir, Ethiopian 10k runner (Olympic bronze 1980), born in Ethiopia
  • 1953-09-12 John Williams, American archer (Olympic gold 1972), born in Cranesville, Pennsylvania
  • 1953-09-27 Benjamin Gene Brown, 4X400 runner (Olympic gold 1976), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1953-10-16 Susan Pedersen, American 4 X 100m medley swimmer (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1953-11-07 Lucinda Green, English equestrian (Olympic silver 1984), born in Andover, Hampshire, England
  • 1953-11-20 Greg Gibson, American Greco-Roman wrestler (Olympic silver 1984), born in Stafford, Virginia
  • 1953-11-28 Nadezhda Olizarenko, USSR, 800m/1500m runner (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1953-12-03 Franz Klammer, Austrian alpine skier (Olympic gold downhill 1976; World C'ships gold combined 1974, downhill 1976), born in Mooswald, Carinthia, Austria
  • 1953-12-13 Zoltán Magyar, Hungarian side horse gymnast (Olympic gold 1976, 80), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1953-12-29 Kate Schmidt, American javelin thrower (Olympic bronze 1972, 76; WR 69.32m 1977), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1954-01-02 Lyudmila Borozna, Russian volleyball player (Olympic gold 1972), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 1954-01-06 Norbert Hahn, 2 man luge (Olympic gold 1976, 80), born in Elbingerode, Germany
  • 1954-01-17 Janet Dykman, American archer (Olympics 1996), born in Monterey Park California
  • 1954-02-15 Pamela Theresa Jiles, American 4X400m relayer (Olympic silver 1976), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1954-02-21 Ivo van Damme, Belgian 800/1500m dash (Olympic silver 1976)
  • 1954-03-08 David Wilkie, 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1976), is born in Colombo, Sri Lanka to Scottish parents
  • 1954-03-08 Karl Schnabl, 90m ski jumper (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1954-04-12 Marvin Johnson, American middleweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1972), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1954-04-30 Gunther Tiersch, German DR, 8 man cox (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1954-05-21 Bill Abbott, sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • 1954-05-27 Catherine Carr, US breaststroke swimmer (Olympics 2 gold-1972)
  • 1954-06-13 Daniel Seemiller, American table tennis player, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1954-06-15 Beverley Whitfield, Australian swimmer (Olympic Gold 1972), born in Wollongong, Australia (d. 1996)
  • 1954-07-15 Boris Polak, Israel, Men's 50M Free Rifle 3 Positions (Olympic 20-1996)
  • 1954-07-31 Flo Hyman, American volleyball player (Olympic silver 1984), born in Inglewood, California (d. 1986)
  • 1954-08-20 Quinn Buckner, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1976), born in Phoenix, Illinois
  • 1954-08-28 Alexander Skvortsov, Russian ice hockey left wing (Olympic gold 1984; World C'ship gold 1979, 81, 83), born in Gorky, Russia (d. 2020)
  • 1954-09-05 Hans-Jorgen Gerhardt, German bobsleder (Olympic gold 1980), born in Altenburg, Thuringia
  • 1954-09-09 Walter Paul Davis, Pineville NC, basketball player (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1954-09-20 Silvio Leonard, Cuban 100m runner (Olympic silver 1980), born in Cienfuegos, Cuba
  • 1954-10-08 Ben Amonette, American free pistol shooting athlete (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Radford, Virginia

Person of interestMike Eruzione

1954-10-25 Mike Eruzione, American ice hockey player (Olympic gold Medal 1980), born in Winthrop, Massachusetts

Ice Hockey Player Mike Eruzione
Ice Hockey Player
Mike Eruzione
  • 1954-10-29 Herman Ronald Frazier, 400m/4x400m runner (Olympic gold 1976), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1954-11-11 Gail Marquis, WBL forward (NY Stars, Olympic silver 1976)
  • 1954-11-17 Jorge Hernández, Cuban boxer Olympic gold light flyweight 1976; World C'ship gold 1974, 78), born in Havana, Cuba (d. 2019)
  • 1954-12-16 Joslyn Y Hoyte-Smith, Barbados, 4X400m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1980)

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