Olympic Sports (Part 9)

Events in Sport

Events 801 - 900 of 1,004

  • 2008-08-17 China wins its 33rd gold medal of the Beijing Olympics by beating Singapore in the table tennis women's team event; most successful Olympiad ever for China; wins all 10 singles and all 5 doubles matches

OlympicsOlympic Gold

2008-08-17 Rafael Nadal of Spain beats Chile's Fernando González 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 to win the men's tennis singles at the Beijing Olympics; Spain's first ever Olympic gold medal in tennis

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
  • 2008-08-18 Russian pole-vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva sets a new world record of 5.05m to win the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics; her 24th world record
  • 2008-08-18 An American 1-2-3 in the 400m hurdles at the Beijing Olympics; Angelo Taylor wins gold in 47.25 ahead of Kerron Clement and Bershawn Jackson
  • 2008-08-18 Emulating the Chinese women, the men win the team table tennis gold medal at the Beijing Olympics without losing a match; win all 10 singles and all 5 doubles matches
  • 2008-08-18 Belarus weightlifter Andrei Aramnau breaks 3 world records, for the snatch, clean & jerk, and total, on the way to winning the men's 105kg gold medal at the Beijing Olympics
  • 2008-08-19 Chris Hoy encapsulates British dominance of track cycling at the Beijing Olympics beating team mate Jason Kenny to win the sprint, adding to his keirin and team sprint gold medals
  • 2008-08-19 Britain's Victoria Pendleton beats Anna Mears in the women's cycling sprint final at the Beijing Olympics; GB dominates the track winning 7 of 10 gold medals
  • 2008-08-19 Reigning world champion, Christine Ohuruogu wins the women's 400m at the Beijing Olympics; GB's 50th gold medal in Olympic track & field competition
  • 2008-08-19 The men's gymnastics program at the Beijing Olympics concludes with the home team from China dominating the medals tally takes 7 of 8 gold medals; Zou Kai wins 3
  • 2008-08-20 Russian long-distance swimmer Larisa Ilchenko wins inaugural women's open water marathon (10k) in 1:59:27.7 at the Beijing Olympics

Sports record brokenWorld Record

2008-08-20 Usain Bolt of Jamaica wraps up the 100/200m double in style with a new 200m world record 19.30 at the Beijing Olympics

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt
  • 2008-08-21 After winning the event in Athens, Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown makes it consecutive 200m Olympic titles beating American Allyson Felix by 0.19 in Beijing
  • 2008-08-21 Dutch swimmer and cancer survivor Maarten van der Weijden wins inaugural men's open water marathon (10k) in 1:51:51.6 at the Beijing Olympics
  • 2008-08-21 An American sweep of the 400m medals at the Beijing Olympics; LeShawn Merritt wins gold in 43.75 ahead of Jeremy Wariner and David Neville
  • 2008-08-21 Japan edges the United States 3-1 for the gold medal in the final of the women's softball tournament at the Beijing Olympics

  • 2008-08-21 Daniëlle de Bruijn scores a match winning 7 goals as the Netherlands upset the United States 9-8 to take the women's water polo gold medal at the Beijing Olympics

OlympicsOlympic Gold

2008-08-21 Striker Carli Lloyd scores in extra time as the United States beat Brazil 1-0 to take the women's Football Gold Medal at the Beijing Olympics

Football Star Hope Solo
Football Star
Hope Solo
  • 2008-08-22 The Jamaican team led by Usain Bolt smashes the world 4 x 100m relay record in the final at the Beijing Olympics; disqualified in 2017 as Nesta Carter tests positive for prohibited substance
  • 2008-08-22 Ethiopian distance runner Tirunesh Dibaba wraps up the women's 5,000/10,000m double at the Beijing Olympics when she takes gold in the 5k in an Olympic record 15:41.40
  • 2008-08-22 American decathlete Brian Clay wins 4 of the 10 events and finishes 2nd in 2 others to dominate field and take the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics
  • 2008-08-22 Russia wins the women's 4 × 100 m relay ahead of Belgium & Nigeria at the Beijing Olympics; disqualified in 2016 when reanalysis of Yulia Chermoshanskaya’s samples result in positive test for prohibited substances
  • 2008-08-22 Steven Hooker wins the men's pole vault with 5.96m at the Beijing Olympics; Australia's first gold medal in men's athletics since 1968
  • 2008-08-22 Maurren Higa Maggi wins the women's long jump with a leap of 7.04m at the Beijing Olympics; Brazil's first ever gold medal in any women's individual event
  • 2008-08-22 Anne-Caroline Chausson of France and Māris Štrombergs of Latvia win the inaugural gold medals in BMX, winning the women's and men's events respectively at the Beijing Olympics
  • 2008-08-23 The star-studded American women's basketball team led by the likes of Lisa Leslie, Sue Bird & Diana Taurasi win the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics with a convincing 92-65 win over Australia
  • 2008-08-23 Ethiopian distance runner Kenenisa Bekele wraps up the 5,000/10,000m double at the Beijing Olympics when he takes gold in the 5k in an Olympic record 12:57.82
  • 2008-08-23 Australian diver Matthew Mitcham wins the men's 10m platform gold medal with final dive at the Beijing Olympics; prevents Chinese from winning every diving event; achieves highest score for an individual dive in Olympic history (112.10)
  • 2008-08-23 Midfielder Ángel Di María scores a 58th minute winner as Argentina beats Nigeria 1-0 to take the men's football gold medal at the Beijing Olympics; 89,102 at the National Stadium
  • 2008-08-24 Summer Olympics in Beijing becomes the most watched event on TV ever - nearly 5 billion, 70% of world's population

OlympicsOlympic Gold

2008-08-24 The star-studded American men's basketball team led by the likes of LeBron James, Chris Paul & Kobe Bryant win the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics with a relatively narrow 118-107 win over Spain

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James
NBA Guard Kobe Bryant
NBA Guard
Kobe Bryant
  • 2008-08-24 Samuel Wansiru becomes first Kenyan to win the men's Olympic marathon in Beijing; wins in Olympic record time; silver medallist Joauad Gharib of Morocco also faster than OR, yet 44 seconds behind
  • 2008-08-24 Dániel Varga & Péter Biros score 3 goals each as Hungary wins the men's water polo gold medal at the Beijing Olympics; third consecutive Olympic gold medal
  • 2009-04-16 Laureus World Sports Awards, (ceremony cancelled GFC): Sportsman: Usain Bolt; Sportswoman: Yelena Isinbayeva; Team: China Olympic team
  • 2009-10-02 The International Olympic Committee votes to award Rio de Janeiro, Brazil rights to host the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics

OlympicsOlympic Gold

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
  • 2012-06-17 US Open Men's Golf, Olympic Club, SF: American Webb Simpson wins his first major title, 1 stroke ahead of runners-up Graeme McDowell and Michael Thompson
  • 2012-06-24 Female athletes will be allowed to compete for Saudi Arabia at the Olympics for the first time
  • 2012-07-01 UEFA European Championship Final, Olympic Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine: Spain crush Italy, 4-0 to retain their title
  • 2012-07-25 The 2012 Summer Olympics begin (Opening ceremony 27th)

OlympicsOlympic Games

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
  • 2012-07-28 Ye Shiwen of China sets world record in the women's 400m individual medley (4:28.43) to take the gold medal at the London Olympics

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2012-07-31 Germany wins London Olympic equestrian eventing final; daughter of Princess Anne, Zara Phillips part of GB silver medal winning team

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

OlympicsOlympic Gold

2012-07-31 Michael Phelps becomes the greatest medal winner in Olympic history as part of the winning American 4 x 200m freestyle relay team in London; Phelps' 19th career Olympic medal and 15th overall gold

  • 2012-08-01 8 female badminton doubles players are disqualified from the 2012 Summer Olympics for attempting to manipulate the draw by throwing matches
  • 2012-08-01 American Nathan Adrian clocks 47.52 in winning the 100m freestyle gold at the London Olympics, his first swim under 48 seconds
  • 2012-08-01 Great Britain collects its first ever gold medal in women's rowing with Heather Stanning and Helen Glover in the coxless pairs at the London Olympics
  • 2012-08-01 Bradley Wiggins' win in the London Olympics cycling time trial gives him the most aggregate medals (7) of any British Olympian (4 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)
  • 2012-08-02 American swimmer Michael Phelps wins an unprecedented third consecutive gold medal in the 200m individual medley in 1:54.27 at the London Olympics
  • 2012-08-02 American swimmer Rebecca Soni becomes first woman to win the 200m breaststroke twice with a world record 2:19.59 at the London Olympics
  • 2012-08-03 American super-swimmer Michael Phelps wins the 100m butterfly in London to take his all-time Olympic gold medal tally to a record 17
  • 2012-08-03 American Missy Franklin swims a world record 2:04.06 to win the 200m backstroke gold medal at the London Olympics
  • 2012-08-04 South African Oscar Pistorius becomes first double-leg amputee to compete at the Olympics; 400m London; out in semi's

OlympicsOlympic Gold

2012-08-04 Golden double for US at London Olympic tennis as Serena Williams destroys Maria Sharapova 6-0, 6-1 in women's singles; Bob & Mike Bryan win men’s doubles beating French pair Michael Llodra & Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4 7-6

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova
  • 2012-08-04 US takes the 4 x 100m medley relay double at the London Olympics with Michael Phelps collecting his 18th Olympic gold medal; women's team sets world record 3:52.05
  • 2012-08-09 Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt wins the 200m at the London Olympics in 19.32 to become first to win 100/200m double in back-to-back Olympics
  • 2012-08-09 Women's Olympic Football Gold Medal won by the USA beating Japan 2-1 in the final
  • 2012-08-12 XXX Summer Olympic Games close in London, England
  • 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
  • 2014-02-08 Slopestyle snowboarding event makes Olympic debut at Sochi Winter Games; American Sage Kotsenburg is inaugural men's gold medallist
  • 2014-02-09 Slopestyle snowboarding event makes Olympic debut at Sochi Winter Games; American Jamie Anderson is inaugural women's gold medallist
  • 2014-02-09 Slovak biathlete Anastasiya Kuzmina retains her Olympic 7.5k sprint title (Vancouver 2010) at the Sochi Winter Games
  • 2014-02-09 Olympic teams figure skating event debuts in Sochi with Russia taking the gold medal; pairs champions Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov win first of 2 gold at the Games
  • 2014-02-10 Canadian short track speed skater Charles Hamelin wins his 3rd career Olympic gold medal in the 1,500m in Sochi; Vancouver (2010) 500m and 5,000m relay champion
  • 2014-02-10 German alpine skier Maria Höfl-Riesch retains her Olympic combined title (Vancouver 2010) when she Nicole Hosp beats of Austria by 0.4s
  • 2014-02-10 After winning Vancouver (2010) Olympic moguls title, Canadian freestyle skier Alexandre Bilodeau wins 2nd consecutive Olympic gold medal in Sochi; beats team mate Mikaël Kingsbury
  • 2014-02-11 Slopestyle freestyle skiing event makes Olympic debut at Sochi Winter Games; Canadian Dara Howell is inaugural women's gold medallist
  • 2014-02-12 Tatyana Volosozhar and Maksim Trankov win the Olympic gold in pairs figure skating
  • 2014-02-12 Switzerland’s Dominique Gisin and Tina Maze of Slovenia tie for gold in the women’s downhill event at 1:41.57s at the Sochi Winter Games; first-ever dead-heat in Olympic alpine skiing
  • 2014-02-12 German Nordic combined skier Eric Frenzel wins the 1st of 3 career Olympic gold medals in Individual normal hill/10 km event in Sochi; wins event again Pyeongchang and long hill 4 x 5k relay
  • 2014-02-13 Slopestyle freestyle skiing event makes Olympic debut at Sochi Winter Games; American Joss Christensen is inaugural men's gold medallist
  • 2014-02-13 Women's luge singles champion Natalie Geisenberger and men's doubles winners Tobias Wendl & Tobias Arlt earn their 2nd Olympic gold medals in Sochi in team relay event; Germany sweeps 4 events
  • 2014-02-13 Polish cross country skier Justyna Kowalczyk follows her Vancouver (2010) Olympic women's 30k classical title with a gold medal in the 10k classical in Sochi
  • 2014-02-14 Britain's Lizzy Yarnold wins her first of 2 consecutive Olympic women's skeleton gold medals in Sochi; also wins event in Pyeongchang (2018)
  • 2014-02-14 For the first time in men's figure skating, all 3 Olympic singles medalists are of Asian descent; Yuzuru Hanyu (Japan) gold, Patrick Chan (Canada) and Denis Ten (Kazakhstan)
  • 2014-02-16 At age 36, American Bode Miller becomes the oldest medalist in Olympic alpine skiing history when he ties for bronze in the super-G in Sochi
  • 2014-02-17 American pair Meryl Davis and Charlie White win the first Olympic gold medal for the US in ice dance at the Sochi Winter Games
  • 2014-02-18 American snowboarder David Wise wins first of 2 consecutive Olympic halfpipe gold medals in Sochi; wins again in Pyeongchang (2018)
  • 2014-02-19 Canadian team Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyes win their second consecutive Olympic 2-woman bobsleigh gold medal at the Sochi Winter Games
  • 2014-02-19 Czech speed skater Martina Sáblíková retains her Olympic 5,000m title (Vancouver 2010) in Sochi; also Vancouver 3,000m gold
  • 2014-02-19 After winning the combined gold in Turin (2006), American alpine skier Ted Ligety has to wait 8 years for his next Olympic success, gold in the giant slalom in Sochi
  • 2014-02-20 Canada beats Sweden, 6-3 in final to become first women's curling team to go through the Olympics undefeated as they win Sochi gold medal; first Manitoba based team to win Olympic gold
  • 2014-02-20 Marie-Philip Poulin scores in overtime to lead Canada to a 3-2 win over the US and 4th consecutive Olympic women's ice hockey gold medal at the Sochi Winter Games
  • 2014-02-21 Park Seung-hi wins Olympic women's 1,000m short track speed skating gold medal in Sochi for her 2nd gold medal of the Games; 3,000m relay winner
  • 2014-02-21 Viktor An of Russia wins 6th career Olympic short track speed skating gold medal as part of the 5,000m relay team in Sochi; 2nd gold of the day (500m) and 3rd of Games (1,000m)
  • 2014-02-22 Snowboard Olympic parallel special slalom event debuts and is run for the only time at the Sochi Winter Games; Russian Vic Wild and Julia Dujmovits of Canada win unique gold medals
  • 2014-02-22 At age 34, Mario Matt of Austria becomes the oldest champion in Olympic alpine skiing history with the slalom gold medal at Sochi

OlympicsOlympic Gold

2014-02-23 Canada wins the Olympic ice hockey double with a 3-0 victory over Sweden in the men's gold medal game in Sochi; first team to finish the tournament undefeated since 1984

NHL Star John Tavares
NHL Star
John Tavares
  • 2014-03-21 Canadian freestyle skier (moguls) and two-time Olympic gold medalist Alexandre Bilodeau retires at 26
  • 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 XXXI Summer Olympic Games officially open in Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2016-08-06 Hoàng Xuân Vinh of Vietnam records 202.5 points to win the gold medal in the men's 10m air pistol at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; Vietnam's first ever gold medal in any Olympic event
  • 2016-08-06 Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszú sets world record 4:26.36 to win the gold medal in the women's 400m individual medley at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
  • 2016-08-06 Australian women's 4 × 100m freestyle relay team of Emma McKeon, Brittany Elmslie, Bronte Campbell & Cate Campbell sets a new world record 3:30.65 to win gold ahead of US and Canada at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
  • 2016-08-07 British swimmer Adam Peaty records a world record 57.13 to win the gold medal in the men's 100m breaststroke at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
  • 2016-08-07 United States men's 4 × 100m freestyle relay team wins the final in 3:09.92 at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; Michael Phelps' record 19th Olympic gold medal

Sports record brokenWorld Record

2016-08-07 American swimmer Katie Ledecky sets a new world record with a time of 3:56.46 to win the gold medal in the women's 400m freestyle at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics

Swimmer Katie Ledecky
Swimmer
Katie Ledecky

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 801 - 900 of 3,098

  • 1948-07-15 Enrique Basilio, hurler, 1st lady to light Olympic flame (Mexico-1968)
  • 1948-07-15 Enriqueta Basilio, Mexican athlete (first woman to light the Olympic Cauldron, 1968), born in Mexicali, Baja California (d. 2019)
  • 1948-07-17 Cathy Ferguson, 100m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1964), born in Stockton, California
  • 1948-07-26 Norair Nurikian, Armenian-Bulgarian bantam weightlifter (Olympic gold 1972, 76), born in Sliven, Bulgaria
  • 1948-07-27 Peggy Fleming, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1968, 3-time world champion), born in San Jose, California
  • 1948-08-05 Tony DiCicco, US women's soccer coach (Olympics 1996), born in Wethersfield, Connecticut
  • 1948-08-10 Pal Gerevich, Hungarian fencer (Olympic bronze 1972, 80)
  • 1948-09-03 Ronald W Harris, American lightweight boxer (Olympic gold 1968), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1948-09-19 Nadezhda Tkachenko, Ukrainian pentathlete (Olympic gold 1980), born in Kremenchuk, Ukraine
  • 1948-09-29 Viktor Krovopouskov, USSR, sabres/fencer (Olympic gold, individual and team, 1976, 1980)
  • 1948-10-20 Andrei Suraikin, USSR, pairs figure skater (Olympic silver 1972)
  • 1948-10-22 John Peterson, American freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 1976), born in Cumberland, Wisconsin
  • 1948-10-25 Dan Gable, American 68kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 1972), born in Waterloo, Iowa
  • 1948-11-09 Sharon Stouder, American 100m butterfly swimmer (Olympic gold 1964), born in Altadena, California (d. 2013)
  • 1948-11-17 Jaime Huelamo, Spanish cyclist (Olympic bronze 1972) drug disqualified
  • 1948-11-26 Galina Prozumenshchikova, Soviet 200m backstroke (Olympic gold 1964), born in Sevastopol, Russian SFSR
  • 1948-12-13 Lillian Board, British 400m athlete (Olympic silver 1968), born in Durban, South Africa (d. 1970)
  • 1949-01-06 Mike Boit, Kenyan 800m runner (Olympic bronze 1972), born in Eldoret, Kenya
  • 1949-01-17 Heini Hemmi, Swiss giant slalom (Olympic gold 1976), born in Churwalden, Switzerland
  • 1949-02-08 Scott Allen, USA, skater (Olympic bronze 1964)
  • 1949-02-23 Anna-Maria Muller, German DR, Luge (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1949-03-08 Charles Lismont, Belgian marathon runner (Olympic silver 1972)
  • 1949-03-28 Ronnie Ray Smith, American athlete, 4 X 100m relay runner (Olympic gold 1968), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2013)
  • 1949-04-22 Spencer Haywood, Silver City Ms, NBAer (Olympic gold 1968, Knicks)
  • 1949-04-29 Eddie Hart, American 100m runner (Olympic-1972)
  • 1949-05-15 Wendy Pritchard, Australian women's field hockey team manager (Olympics 1996)
  • 1949-06-08 Hildegard Falck, German 800m runner (Olympic gold 1972), born in Nettelrede, Germany
  • 1949-06-20 Paul Shaw, Collingwood Ontario, trap shooter (Olympics 1996)
  • 1949-07-13 Helena Fibingerova, Czech, shot putter (Olympic bronze 1976)
  • 1949-07-21 Ludmila Smirnova, USSR, pairs figure skater (Olympic silver 1972)
  • 1949-07-22 Lasse Viren, Finland, 5K/10K runner (Olympic gold 1972, 76)
  • 1949-08-03 Valeri Vasiliev, Soviet ice hockey defenceman (2x Olympic gold),born in Gorky, Soviet Union (d. 2012)
  • 1949-08-26 John Baldwin, light middleweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1968), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1949-09-09 John Curry OBE, British figure skater (Olympic gold, World C'ship gold, European C'ship gold 1976), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1994)
  • 1949-09-12 Irina Rodnina, Russian pairs figure skater (Olympic gold 1972, 76, 80), born in Moscow, Soviet Union
  • 1949-10-20 Valery Borzov, USSR, 100m/200m dash (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1949-10-20 Wayne Collett, American 400m runner (Olympic silver 1972)
  • 1949-10-28 Caitlyn Jenner [born Bruce Jenner], American decathalete (Olympic gold 1976), TV personality, and prominent transgender figure, born in Mt Kisco, New York
  • 1949-11-03 Roswitha Krause, German swimmer and team handball player (first woman Summer Olympic medals in different sports; silver 4x100m freestyle 1968, handball 1976), born in Dahme, Germany
  • 1949-11-17 Thomas Lionel Hill, American 110m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1972), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1949-11-20 Juha Mieto, Finland, 15KM skier (Olympic silver 1980)
  • 1949-12-03 John Akii-bua, Ugandan athlete (Olympic gold 400m hurdles 1972), born in Abako, Uganda (d. 1997)
  • 1949-12-12 Ricardo Luis Carreras, American bantamweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1972), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949-12-19 Claudia A Kolb, American 200m breast stroke swimmer (Olympic silver 1964)
  • 1949-12-30 Bruce Davidson, equestrian 3-day (Olympic silver 1996)
  • 1950-02-07 Marilyn Cochran, skier (Olympics 1972), born in Burlington, Vermont
  • 1950-02-09 Lloyd Weldon Keasor, Pumphrey Md, wrestler (Olympic silver 1976)
  • 1950-02-10 Mark Spitz, Modesto California, swimmer (Olympic 9 gold/silver/bronze-68, 72)
  • 1950-03-04 Rafael Canizares Poey, Alacs Mtnzs Cuba, basketballer (Olympic bronze 1972)
  • 1950-05-09 James A Butts, American triple jumper (Olympic silver 1976), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1950-05-12 Renate Stecher-Meissner, German sprinter (3-time Olympic gold 1972, 76), born in Süptitz, Germany
  • 1950-05-18 Rodney Milburn Jr, USA, hurdler (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1950-06-03 Marlene Elejarde, 4x100m runner (Olympic silver 1968), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1950-06-05 Adrian Cosma, Romania, team handball (Olympic silver 1976)
  • 1950-06-11 Pokey Watson, American 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1968), born in Mineola, New York
  • 1950-06-18 Annelie Ehrhardt, German DR, 100m hurdler (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1950-06-25 Tatyana Averina, Russian speed skater 1K, 3K (Olympic gold 1976), born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (d. 2001)
  • 1950-06-27 Benjamin Peterson, American heavyweight boxer (Olympic gold 1972), born in Barron County, Wisconsin
  • 1950-06-28 Ken Arthur, Australian softball asst coach (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1950-07-06 Sultan Rakhmanov, Russian super heavyweight (Olympic gold 1980), born in Turtkul, Karakalpak ASSR
  • 1950-07-29 Radu Voina, Romania, team handball (Olympic silver/2 bronze-1972, 76, 80)
  • 1950-08-03 Waldemar Cierpinski, East German runner (Olympic marathon gold 1976, 80), born in Neugattersleben, Germany
  • 1950-08-05 Rosi Mittermaier, German FR, slalom/downhill (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1950-08-07 David James Wottle, American 800m runner (Olympic gold 1972), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1950-08-15 Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise Windsor, second child and only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, born in Clarence House, London
  • 1950-08-16 Hasely Crawford, Trinidad, 100m runner (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1950-08-24 Frank Murray, Australian field hockey national coach (Olympic silver 1992, 96)
  • 1950-08-27 Cynthia Potter, American springboard diver (Olympic bronze 1976)
  • 1950-10-13 Annegret Richter-Irrang, German sprinter (Olympic gold 1972), born in Dortmund, Germany
  • 1950-10-14 Sheila Young Ochowicz, American speed skater (Olympic gold/sil-76), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • 1950-11-03 Karen Stives, American equestrian rider (Olympic gold team, silver individual 1984), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • 1950-11-11 Rex Samuel Sellers, Tornado class sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1950-11-17 Roland Matthes, German swimmer (Olympic gold 100, 200m backstroke 1968, 72; WR x 19), born in Pößneck, Thuringia, Germany
  • 1950-11-21 Alberto Juantorena, Cuba, 400m dash (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1950-12-03 Alberto Juantorena, Cuban athlete (Olympic gold 400m/800m [WR 1:43.50] 1976; only athlete to win that double), born in Santiago de Cuba
  • 1950-12-31 Inge Helten, German sprinter (Olympic bronze 1976), born in Sinzig, Germany
  • 1951-01-04 Barbara Ann Cochran, Claremont NH, slalom skier (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1951-01-14 Gil Pak Jong, North Korean judoka (Olympic-1976)
  • 1951-01-17 Rolando Thoeni, Italian slalom (Olympic bronze 1972), born in Trafoi
  • 1951-01-23 Margaret Johnson Bailes, American 4x100 runner (Olympic gold 1968), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1951-01-23 Michael R. Matz, American horse trainer & equestrian (Olympic silver 1996), born in Collegeville, Pennsylvania
  • 1951-01-25 Steve Prefontaine, American runner (5K 1972 Olympic 4th), born in Coos Bay, Oregon (d. 1975)
  • 1951-01-26 Jarmila Kratochvilova, Czech 400m/800m runner (Olympic silver 1980), born in Golčův Jeníkov, Czechia
  • 1951-02-03 Felipe Munoz, Mexican 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1951-02-07 Manfred Schumann, German FR, bobsled (Olympic-silver/bronze-1976)
  • 1951-02-22 Elaine Tanner, Canadian swimmer (1966 Commonwealth Games, 1968 Olympics), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1951-02-28 Gustavo Thoeni, Italian giant slalom (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1951-04-13 Beatrix "Trixie" Schuba, Austrian figure skater considered to be one of the best compulsory figure skaters ever (Olympic gold 1972), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1951-04-30 Danuta Rosani, Polish discus thrower (Olympic 1976) disqualified for drugs
  • 1951-05-12 Gunnar Larrson, Swedish 200m/400m swimmer (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1951-05-18 Angela Voigt, German DR, long jumper (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1951-06-10 Burglinde Pollak, German DR, pentathlete (Olympic bronze 1972)
  • 1951-06-10 Vicky Latta, equestrian 3 day event (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1951-06-11 Maren Seidler, American shot putter (Olympic 11th 1968), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1951-06-24 Ivar Formo, Norwegian 50K cross country skier (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1951-06-24 Raelene Boyle, Australia, sprinter (Olympic silver 1972)
  • 1951-07-14 Judi Brown, American 400m hurdler (Olympic silver 1984), born in East Lansing, Michigan
  • 1951-07-20 Larry Black, 4x100 runner (Olympic gold 1972), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1951-07-21 Doug Collins, American basketball player (Olympic silver 1972)
  • 1951-08-07 Gary Hall, American swimmer (Olympics-bronze/2 silver-1968, 72), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

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