Olympic Sports (Part 11)

Events in Sport

Events 1001 - 1,009 of 1,009

  • 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
  • 2019-12-09 World Anti-Doping Agency bans Russia from all major sporting events including 2020 Tokyo Olympics and 2022 football World Cup in Qatar for manipulating laboratory data
  • 2020-02-28 Court of Arbitration for Sport bans Chinese triple Olympic gold medallist Sun Yang from swimming for 8 years for breaking anti-doping rules

PandemicCOVID-19

2020-03-24 Japan's Prime Minister Shinzō Abe announces postponement of Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games until summer of 2021 because of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic

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Burial of a coronavirus victim in Iran during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
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  • 2020-03-30 International Olympic Committee announces postponed 2020 Summer Olympic Games will be held July 23-August 8 in 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • 2020-12-07 Breaking, the competitive form of breakdancing, confirmed as an Olympic sport for the Paris 2024 games

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1001 - 1,100 of 3,150

  • 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, Scottish 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1976), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 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 College Basketball Hall of Fame point guard (Indiana Uni; Olympic gold 1976; Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics, Indiana Pacers) and coach (Dallas Mavericks), 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, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1976), born in Pineville, North Carolina
  • 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
  • 1954-11-04 Aleksandr Aksinin, Russian athlete (Olympic gold, 4×100m relay 1980; bronze 1976), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 2020)
  • 1954-11-10 Hartwig Gauder, German race walker (Olympic gold men's 50k walk 1980), born in Vaihingen an der Enz, Germany (d. 2020)
  • 1954-11-11 Gail Marquis, American basketball 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)
  • 1954-12-26 Ullrich Diessner, German DR, 4 man cox (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1954-12-26 Walter Diessner, German DR, 4 man cox (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1954-12-29 Glenn Myernick, American soccer player & coach (Olympic gold 1996), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1955-01-18 Mable Fergerson, American 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1972), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1955-01-24 James Montgomery, American swimmer (1976 Olympics 3 golds), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1955-01-29 John Tate, American heavyweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1968)
  • 1955-02-10 Lusia Mae Harris, Minter City Miss, basketball player (Olympic silver 1976)
  • 1955-02-12 Daniele Masala, Italian pentathlete (Olympics 1976), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1955-02-28 Adrian Dantley, NBA forward (Olympic gold 1976, Utah Jazz), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1955-03-13 Olga Rukavishnikova, Soviet pentathlete (Olympic silver 1980), born in Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk
  • 1955-03-21 Barbel Wockel-Eckert, German DR, sprinter (Olympic-4 gold-1976, 80)
  • 1955-04-15 Enith Salle Brigitha, Dutch 100m/200m swimmer (Olympic bronze 1976), born in Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles
  • 1955-04-25 Joanne Abbott, Canadian sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Sarnia, Ontario

Person of interestOlga Korbut

1955-05-16 Olga Korbut, Soviet gymnast (4 x Olympic gold 1972, 76), born in Grodno, Belarus

Gymnast Olga Korbut
Gymnast
Olga Korbut
  • 1955-06-01 Lorraine Moller, New Zealand athlete (Olympic bronze marathon 1996; Boston Marathon 1984; Osaka Ladies Marathon 1986, 87, 89), born in Putaruru, New Zealand
  • 1955-06-11 Yuriy Sedykh, Soviet hammer thrower (Olympic Gold 1976, 80), born in Novocherkassk, Rostov Oblast, Russia
  • 1955-06-28 Nikolay Zimyatov, Soviet-Russian nordic skier (Olympic-3 golds-1976), born in Moscow
  • 1955-07-11 Sergey Babinov, USSR, ice hockey star (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1955-07-24 Lubov Odinokova, USSR, team handball (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • 1955-08-15 Kenneth Carr, basketball player (Olympic gold 1976), born in Clearwater, Florida
  • 1955-08-20 Ned Overend, Taipei Taiwan, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • 1955-08-27 Roderick Hopkins Davis, yachting Star class (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1955-08-30 Butch [Richard Andrew] Johnson, American archer (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1955-08-31 Edwin Corley Moses, Dayton, 400m hurdler (Olympic 2 gold/br-76, 84, 88)
  • 1955-09-06 Anne Henning, American 500m speed skater (Olympic gold 1972), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 1955-09-10 Marja-Liisa Hämäläinen, Finnish cross country skier (3 Olympic gold 1984), born in Simpele, Finland
  • 1955-10-05 Adair Ferguson, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1955-10-09 Steve Ovett, British athlete (Olympics gold 800m, bronze 1500m 1980), born in Brighton, England
  • 1955-10-15 Kulbir Bhaura, British field hockey player (Olympic gold 1988), born in Jalandhar, Punjab, India
  • 1955-11-02 Mark Reynolds, American yachtsman (Olympic gold, Star class 1992, 2000), born in San Diego, California
  • 1955-11-07 Detlef Ultsch, German judoka (Olympic bronze 1980), born in Sonneberg, Bezirk Suhl, East Germany
  • 1955-12-01 Uwe Benter, German rowing coxswain (Olympic gold coxed four 1972), born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • 1955-12-12 Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, Greek businesswoman and president of the bidding and organizing committee for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, born in Heraklion, Greece
  • 1956-01-07 Rosalyn Bryant, American 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1976), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956-01-15 Vera Sosulya, Soviet tobogganist (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1956-01-20 John Phillips Naber, American swimmer (Olympic-4 gold/silver-76), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1956-02-09 Philip Jackson Ford Jr, NC, basketball player (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1956-02-14 Howard Edward Davis Jr., American boxer (Olympic silver 1976), born in Glen Cove, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1956-03-01 Mark Todd, New Zealand equestrian rider (Olympic gold individual eventing 1984, 88), born in Cambridge, New Zealand
  • 1956-03-03 Jim Barton, American sailor (1996 Olympic bronze in Soling class), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 1956-03-14 Tessa Sanderson, British javelin thrower (Olympic gold 1984), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1956-03-18 Ingemar Stenmark, Swedish alpine skier (2 Olympic gold 1980), born in Joesjö, Sweden
  • 1956-03-21 Ingrid Kristiansen, Norwegian long distance athlete (World C'ship gold 10,000m 1987; WR 5,000m, 10,000m, marathon; NYC 1989; Boston Marathon 1986, 89), born in Trondheim, Norway
  • 1956-03-25 Sonia M Lannaman, England, 4X100m relayer (Olympic bronze 1980)
  • 1956-03-26 Tatyana Kochergina, Ukrainian handball player (Olympic gold 1976, 80 USSR), born in Ovidiopol, Ukraine
  • 1956-03-27 Thomas Wassberg, Swedish cross country skier (4 Olympic gold 1980, 84, 88), born in Lennartsfors, Värmland, Sweden
  • 1956-03-28 Evelin Jahl, German discus thrower (Olympic-2 gold-1976), born in Annaberg-Buchholz, Germany
  • 1956-03-29 Kurt Thomas, American gymnast (first American male to win gold medal at World Championships, floor 1978; floor, horizontal bars 1979), and actor (Gymkata), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2020)
  • 1956-04-13 Michael Nikolay, German gymnast (Olympics silver 1980), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1956-04-21 Rick DeMont, American 400m swimmer, drug disqualification (1972 Olympics)
  • 1956-04-27 Dennie Shupryt-Knoop, American beach volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956-05-03 Gillian Rolton, Australian equestrian (Summer Olympics 1992, 1996- gold), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 2017)
  • 1956-05-04 Ulrike Meyfarth, German high jumper (Olympic gold 1972), born in Frankfurt, Germany

Person of interestSugar Ray Leonard

1956-05-17 Sugar Ray Leonard, American boxer (Olympic gold 1976), born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina

  • 1956-06-03 Suren Nalbandyan, USSR, lightweight (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1956-06-04 John Treacy, Irish marathoner (Olympic silver 1984), born in Villierstown, County Waterford
  • 1956-06-07 Robert Dover, American equestrian dressage (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956-06-21 Mikhail Burtsev, Soviet sabre fencer (Olympic gold 1976, 1980), born in Moscow (d. 2015)
  • 1956-07-02 Leslie Reid, equestrian dressage (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1956-07-08 Millard Frank Hampton, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1976), born in Fresno, California
  • 1956-07-13 Michael Spinks, American boxer (undisputed world light heavyweight title 1983-85; lineal world heavyweight title 1985-88; Olympic gold middleweight 1976), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1956-07-15 Kathy Kreiner, Canadian giant slalom (Olympic gold 1976)

Person of interestDorothy Hamill

1956-07-26 Dorothy Hamill, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1976), born in Chicago, Illinois

Figure Skater Dorothy Hamill
Figure Skater
Dorothy Hamill
  • 1956-08-04 Gerry Cooney, American heavyweight boxer (US Olympics team 1980), born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1956-08-19 Cindy Nelson, American skier (Olympic bronze 1976)
  • 1956-08-28 Beverley Goddard-Callender, English track and field athlete (Olympic bronze 1980, 84), born in Barbados
  • 1956-09-03 Hans-Georg Beyer, East German team handball player (Olympic gold 1980), born in Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport