The first modern Olympics were held in 1896 in Athens, Greece.
Handball was first introduced as sport in Scandinavia and Germany in the 19th century and was first became a part of the Games in 1936.
The first winter games weren't actually until 1924.
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Comăneci received a perfect 10 at the Montreal Olympics in 1976, a score so unheard of at the time, the scoreboards literally couldn't properly display it.
Seventy-three countries, out of 202 that have competed, still haven't won a medal, including Bolivia, Bangladesh, Gambia, and Fiji.
Actually, four athletes managed to medal in both the summer and winter games. The most notable was East German Christa Luding-Rothenburger, who did it in the SAME YEAR. She won gold in speed skating in 1984. In 1888, she took home silver and bronze medals in speed skating at the winter games, and another silver at the summer games in match sprint cycling. She also won a bronze in 1992. Other athletes who've medaled in both summer and winter games include Eddie Eagan (USA), who won a gold in boxing in 1920 and then went on to win a gold in the four-man bobsled in 1932; Jacob Tullin Thams (Norway), who won gold in ski-jumping in 1924 and a silver in yachting in 1936; and Clara Hughes (Canada), who won two bronze medals in cycling in 1996 and then went on to win a bronze medal in speed skating in 2002.
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Liukin actually competed in the 2008 games!
Biathlete Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NORWAY)Gymnast Nadia Comăneci (ROMANIA)Swimmer Michael Phelps (USA)Gymnast Larisa Latynina (USSR)
Phelps is the most accomplished Olympian of all time, with 22 Olympic medals. Gymnast Larisa Latynina has won the most individual medals — 14.
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The five continents that compete in the Olympics.
Pierre de Frédy designed the Olympic rings to denote the five continents that compete in the games — he lumped North and South America together. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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London, UKAthens, GreeceLos Angeles, CaliforniaMexico City, MexicoMontreal, Quebec, Canada
London's hosted the Olympics on three separate occasions — in 1908, 1948, and 2012.
1936194019761980The U.S. has never boycotted the Olympics.
President Jimmy Carter initiated a boycott of the Summer Olympic games, held in Moscow, to protest the invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviet Union.