Fencing was part of the Olympic Games in the summer of 1896. Sabre events have been held at every Summer Olympics; foil events have been held at every Summer Olympics except 1908; épée events have been held at every Summer Olympics except in the summer of 1896 because of unknown reasons. Starting with épée in 1933, side judges were replaced by the Laurent-Pagan electrical scoring apparatus, with an audible tone and a red or green light indicating when a touch landed. Foil was automated in 1956, sabre in 1988. The scoring box reduced the bias in judging, and permitted more accurate scoring of faster actions, lighter touches, and more touches to the back and flank than before.

Olympic weightlifting

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In 1920, weightlifting returned to the Olympics and, for the first time, as an event in its own right. At these Games, which took place in Antwerp, Belgium, fourteen nations competed. The competition lifts were the 'one hand' snatch, the 'one hand' clean and jerk and the 'two hands' clean and jerk. At the next Olympic Games, in Paris, France, in 1924, the 'two hands' press and the 'two hands' snatch were added to the program, making a total of five lifts. In the Olympic Games after 1920, instead of requiring all competitors to compete against each other regardless of size, weight classes were introduced and, by the 1932 Olympic Games, weightlifting was divided into five weight divisions.

Korea women's national ice hockey team

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The Korea women's national ice hockey team is a representative side which is composed of players from both South Korea and North Korea. The team competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics, competing as "Korea" under the IOC country code "COR". In 2014, it was confirmed that South Korea women's national ice hockey team had qualified to participate at the 2018 Winter Olympics as part of the host country. Their participation at the 2018 Winter Olympics had been their second appearance following their debut in the 1998 Olympics in Nagano, Japan. South Korea had proposed a unified team of the two Koreas at the Games.


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Montreal has hosted multiple international conferences and events, including the 1967 International and Universal Exposition and the 1976 Summer Olympics. It is the only Canadian city to have held the Summer Olympics. In 2018, Montreal was ranked as a Alpha− world city. the city hosts the Canadian Grand Prix of Formula One, the Montreal International Jazz Festival and the Just for Laughs festival. In the Mohawk language, the island is called Tiohtià:ke Tsi. It is a name referring to the Lachine Rapids to the island's southwest or Ka-wé-no-te. It means "a place where nations and rivers unite and divide".


Australia is one of five nations to have participated in every Summer Olympics of the modern era, and has hosted the Games twice: 1956 in Melbourne and 2000 in Sydney. Australia has also participated in every Commonwealth Games, hosting the event in 1938, 1962, 1982, 2006 and 2018. Australia made its inaugural appearance at the Pacific Games in 2015. As well as being a regular FIFA World Cup participant, Australia has won the OFC Nations Cup four times and the AFC Asian Cup once—the only country to have won championships in two different FIFA confederations.


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Torino currently plays its home games at the Stadio Olimpico "Grande Torino", named after the team of the 1940s, which was the host stadiums for the 1934 FIFA World Cup and the venue of the XX Winter Olympics; moreover the team recently rebuilt the historic Stadio Filadelfia, used for games of the youth teams and trainings of the first squad, and seat of the team museum. The city hosted the final stages of the EuroBasket 1979. The most important basketball club team is the Auxilium Torino, refounded in 2009, playing in the Italian LBA. In 2018 Auxilium Torino went to win its first Italian Basketball Cup ever. Turin hosted the 2006 Winter Olympics in February 2006.


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A Dutch National Olympic Committee was established in 1912. Thus far, the nation has won 266 medals at the Summer Olympic Games and another 110 medals at the Winter Olympic Games. In international competition, Dutch national teams and athletes are dominant in several fields of sport. The Netherlands women's field hockey team is the most successful team in World Cup history. The Netherlands baseball team have won the European championship 20 times out of 32 events. Dutch K-1 kickboxers have won the K-1 World Grand Prix 15 times out of 19 tournaments.

2008 Summer Olympics

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The 2008 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad and commonly known as Beijing 2008, was an international multi-sport event that was held from 8 to 24 August 2008 in Beijing, China. A total of 10,942 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) competed in 28 sports and 302 events (one event more than those scheduled for the 2004 Games). This was the first time that China had hosted the Summer Olympics, but the third time that the Games had been held in East Asia, following the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, and the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.

Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico has representation in all international competitions including the Summer and Winter Olympics, the Pan American Games, the Caribbean World Series, and the Central American and Caribbean Games. Puerto Rico hosted the Pan Am Games in 1979 (officially in San Juan), and The Central American and Caribbean Games were hosted in 1993 in Ponce and in 2010 in Mayagüez. Puerto Rican athletes have won nine medals in Olympic competition (one gold, two silver, six bronze), the first one in 1948 by boxer Juan Evangelista Venegas. Monica Puig won the first gold medal for Puerto Rico in the Olympic Games by winning the Women's Tennis singles title in Rio 2016.


The national martial art and sport of the country is Arnis, Eskrima or Kali in some regions The Philippines has participated in the Summer Olympic Games since 1924 and was the first country in Southeast Asia to compete and win a medal. The country had competed in every Summer Olympic Games since then, except when they participated in the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics. The Philippines is also the first tropical nation to compete at the Winter Olympic Games debuting in the 1972 edition. Traditional Philippine games such as luksung baka, patintero, piko, and tumbang preso are still played primarily as children's games among the youth.

China at the Olympics

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Six medals in a single Olympics is still the record for any Chinese athlete. Chinese women's volleyball team defeated USA women's team in the final and won China's first ball-game gold medal. China won 5 golds and ranked 11th at the 1988 Summer Olympics at Seoul, South Korea. The drop from 1984 was due to the return of the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc countries. Li Meisu won China's first medal in athletics. China also won first medals in rowing. A silver in women's coxed fours and a bronze in women's eights China won 16 golds and ranked 4th at the 1992 Summer Olympics at Barcelona, Spain. Chen Yueling won China's first athletics gold medal in women's 10 km walk.

List of multiple Winter Olympic medalists

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This page is a list of various individuals who are multiple Olympic medalists at the Winter Olympics. This list shows only the athletes who have won at least eight medals at the Winter Olympics. This list shows only the athletes who have won at least four medals in the same individual event at the Winter Olympics. : Figure skating was a Summer Olympic sport in 1920. It became a Winter Olympic sport in 1924, when the first Winter Olympic Games were held. List of multiple Summer Olympic medalists. List of multiple Olympic medalists. List of multiple Olympic medalists at a single Games. List of multiple Olympic medalists in one event.

List of ties for medals at the Olympics

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In addition, two finals were held for one rowing event at the 1900 Olympics, men's coxed four. This was due to a controversy about which boats should advance to the final; thus two separate finals were held, awarding two sets of medals for the same event, both which are considered Olympic championships by the International Olympic Committee. Similarly, two finals were held for some sailing events at the 1900 Olympics, namely 0 to .5 ton, .5 to 1 ton, 1 to 2 ton, 2 to 3 ton and 3 to 10 ton. * All-time Olympic Games medal table Sources International Olympic Committee medal database. Ties for Medals at the Winter Olympics at OlympStats.com. 3-Way Medal Ties at OlympStats.com.

Cross-country skiing at the 2018 Winter Olympics – Men's sprint

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The men's individual sprint classical cross-country skiing competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics was held on 13 February 2018 at 17:30 KST at the Alpensia Cross-Country Centre in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The sprint distance was 1.4km. A total of up to 310 cross-country skiers qualified across all eleven events. Athletes qualified for this event by having met the A qualification standard, which meant having 100 or less FIS Points or meeting the B standard, which meant 120 or less FIS points in the sprint classification. Countries not meeting the A standard were allowed to enter a maximum of one B standard athlete per gender.

President of the International Olympic Committee

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The IOC President holds the office for a term of eight years, renewable once for another four years, so would expect to lead the organization of at least two Summer Olympic Games and two Winter Olympic Games. If reelected, the President is expected to lead through three of each season Olympics. The IOC's first idea was that the country who was holding the games would also assume the role of president. However this idea was quickly abandoned. The Baron de Coubertin had already attempted to restart the Olympic Games at the congress for the fifth anniversary of the Union des Sociétés Françaises de Sports Athlétiques in 1892.

Bids for the 2022 Winter Olympics

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Olympic Committee is opting to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics or the 2026 Winter Olympics. Website of Almaty's 2022 Olympic bid (archived). Website of Beijing's 2nd Olympics (English). Yao Ming to pitch for Beijing Winter Olympics (English). Almaty. Beijing. Kraków. Lviv Vol. 1. Lviv Vol. 2. Oslo. Almaty. Beijing.

Aruban Olympic Committee

The Aruban Olympic Committee (Comité Olímpico Arubano) was established in 1985 after Aruba separated from the Netherlands Antilles. Previously, Aruba was represented by the Netherlands Antilles Olympic Committee. It received recognition the following year from the International Olympic Committee. Aruba first competed at the 1988 Summer Olympics and has participated in each Summer Olympic Games since then. Aruba has not competed in any Winter Olympic Games. Aruba has yet to win any Olympic medals.

Radio Philippines Network

Due to the success, the other networks followed and broadcast telenovelas not only from Mexico but also Spanish language telenovelas from the United States, Colombia (GMA 7's Betty La Fea), Venezuela (GMA 7's Samantha and All My Love) and Argentina (GMA 7's Monica Brava) and eventually even drama series from Brazil (ABS-CBN's Ana Manuela) and Asian drama series from Taiwan (notably Meteor Garden) and South Korea (notably Bright Girl).


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Slopestyle became an Olympic event, in both skiing and snowboarding forms, at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. The very first Olympic champions in Slopestyle Skiing were American Joss Christensen for the men and Canadian Dara Howell for the women. The first Olympic champions for Snowboarding Slopestyle were both Americans, Sage Kotsenburg for the men and Jamie Anderson for the women. In competition, athletes compete for points awarded by judges on a structured basis.


Historically, German athletes have been successful contenders in the Olympic Games, ranking third in an all-time Olympic Games medal count (when combining East and West German medals). Germany was the last country to host both the summer and winter games in the same year, in 1936 the Berlin Summer Games and the Winter Games in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. In Munich it hosted the Summer Games of 1972. German designers became early leaders of modern product design, with the Bauhaus designers like Mies van der Rohe, and Dieter Rams of Braun being essential pioneers. Germany is a leading country in the fashion industry.