2012 Summer Olympics

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Three athletes from the Netherlands Antilles Olympic Committee, which the IOC Executive Committee had ceased to recognise at the IOC session of July 2011, and one athlete from South Sudan, which had no recognized NOC, participated independently under the Olympic flag. During the Games some countries and continents had a national house. These temporary meeting places for supporters, athletes and other followers were located throughout London. Source The 2012 Summer Olympic featured 26 different sports encompassing 39 disciplines and 302 events. In the list below, the number of events in each discipline is noted in parentheses.

President of South Korea

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Air transports of heads of state and government#South Korea. Official state car#South Korea. List of Presidents of South Korea. List of Presidents of South Korea by time in office. Politics of South Korea. Elections in South Korea. National Unification Advisory Council. Prime Minister of South Korea. List of monarchs of Korea. Governor-General of Korea. First Lady of South Korea. Vice President of South Korea. List of leaders of North Korea. Official Website of the President of the Republic of Korea. Former President Archives. Former President Archives.


The first time judo was seen in the Olympic Games was in an informal demonstration hosted by Kano at the 1932 Games. However, Kano was ambivalent about judo's potential inclusion as an Olympic sport: Nevertheless, judo became an Olympic sport for men in the 1964 Games in Tokyo. The Olympic Committee initially dropped judo for the 1968 Olympics, meeting protests. Dutchman Anton Geesink won the first Olympic gold medal in the open division of judo by defeating Akio Kaminaga of Japan. The women's event was introduced at the Olympics in 1988 as a demonstration event, and an official medal event in 1992.

World Anti-Doping Agency

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As a result of the report, many Russian athletes were barred from participating in the 2018 winter Olympics. Despite widely accepted evidence, in 2018 WADA lifted its ban on Russian athletes. The reinstatement was strongly criticized by, among others, Russian whistle blower Dr. Grigory Rodechenkov, and his lawyer, James Walden. * World Anti-Doping Agency official website Dick Pound (1999–2007). John Fahey (2008–2013). Craig Reedie (2014–present). List of doping cases in sport. Doping at the Asian Games. Doping at the Olympics. List of drugs banned from the Olympics. World Anti-Doping Agency criticises 'extremist' NFL players over HGH, The Guardian/AP, 28 March 2013.


In terms of medals and gold medals won per capita, Finland is the best performing country in Olympic history. Finland first participated as a nation in its own right at the Olympic Games in 1908, while still an autonomous Grand Duchy within the Russian Empire. At the 1912 Summer Olympics, great pride was taken in the three gold medals won by the original "Flying Finn" Hannes Kolehmainen. Finland was one of the most successful countries at the Olympic Games before World War II. At the 1924 Summer Olympics, Finland, a nation then of only 3.2 million people, came second in the medal count.


Hungary won its first gold medal in Winter Olympics in 2018 in mens short track speed skating with a team of four: Csaba Burján, Sándor Liu, Shaoang Liu, Viktor Knoch. In 2015 the Assembly of the Hungarian Olympic Committee and the Assembly of Budapest decided to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics but eventually awarded to Paris. Budapest has also lost several bids to host the games, in 1916, 1920, 1936, 1944, and 1960 to Berlin, Antwerp, London, and Rome, respectively.

Athletics at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metres

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The Men's 100 Meters at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea – ended in controversy after Canada's Ben Johnson defeated defending champion Carl Lewis of the United States in a world record time of 9.79s, breaking his own record of 9.83s that he had set at the 1987 World Championship in Rome. Two days later, Johnson was stripped of his gold medal by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after his post-race drug test determined he had taken stanozolol, and his record of 9.79 seconds was deleted. The gold medal was then awarded to Lewis, who had run 9.92s.

South Korea at the 2018 Winter Olympics

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Its delegates marched in the opening ceremony, together with North Korea's delegates, as a unified "Korea" team. South Korean bobsleigher Won Yun-jong along with North Korean ice hockey player Hwang Chung-gum were the flagbearers of this unified Korea team. * South Korea at the 2018 Winter Olympics OT – Overtime. GWS – Match decided by penalty-shootout. Team roster. Men's team event – 1 team of 25 players. South Korea at the 2017 Asian Winter Games. North Korea at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Korea at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Korea at the 2018 Winter Olympics

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*Women's team event – 1 team of 35 players ;5–8th place semifinal ;Seventh place game * Korea at the 2018 Winter Olympics OT – Overtime. GWS – Match decided by penalty-shootout. Korea Team. North Korea at the 2018 Winter Olympics. South Korea at the 2018 Winter Olympics.


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List of cities in South Korea. 1996 Gangneung submarine infiltration incident. City government home page. Gangneung-si: Official Site of Korea Tourism Org. Seongyojang House.

1928 Summer Olympics

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The sponsor Coca-Cola made its first appearance at the Olympic Games. These Games were the first to bear the name "Summer Olympic Games", to distinguish them from the Winter Olympic Games. Germany returned to the Olympic Games for the first time since 1912, after being banned from the 1920 and 1924 Games. The German team finished second in the 1928 medal count. Many cars were expected for the Games, but Amsterdam had no more than 2,000 single car parking spaces. Consequently, a number of new parking sites were provided and a special parking symbol was launched to show foreign visitors where they could park.

Figure skating

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In 2004, in response to the judging controversy during the 2002 Winter Olympics, the ISU adopted the International Judging System (IJS), which became mandatory at all international competitions in 2006, including the 2006 Winter Olympics. The new system is sometimes informally referred to as the Code of Points, however, the ISU has never used the term to describe their system in any of their official communications. Under the IJS, points are awarded individually for each skating element, and the sum of these points is the total element score (TES). Competitive programs are constrained to include a set number of elements.

Olympic Athletes from Russia at the 2018 Winter Olympics

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Olympic Athlete from Russia (OAR) is the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) designation of select Russian athletes permitted to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The designation was instigated following the suspension of the Russian Olympic Committee after the Olympic doping controversy. This was the first time since the Unified Team of 1992 that Russian athletes had participated under the neutral Olympic flag. During the 2018 Winter Olympics, two athletes from this team tested positive for banned substances and were found guilty of doping by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Christa Luding-Rothenburger

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In 1988, she earned the distinction of being the only athlete to win Summer and Winter Olympic medals in the same year. It also made her the first woman, and the third athlete overall, to win a medal in both the Summer and Winter Olympics. At the Winter Games in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, she won the gold medal in the 1000 m speed skating event and silver in the 500 m. Seven months later, she won the silver medal in the (1000 m) sprint in track cycling at the Summer Games in Seoul, South Korea. After winning a bronze medal at the 1992 World Sprint Championships (in which she was unable to win any of the 4 distances), Luding-Rothenburger ended her speed skating career.


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The first artificial American track was completed in that year for use in the 1980 XIII Winter Olympic Games at Lake Placid, New York. Since that time the United States luge program has greatly improved. A second artificial track was constructed near Park City, Utah, for the 2002 XIX Olympic Winter Games at Salt Lake City. Artificial luge tracks have specially designed and constructed banked curves plus walled-in straights. Most tracks are artificially refrigerated, but artificial tracks without artificial cooling also exist (for example, in St. Moritz). Tracks tend to be very smooth.


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For this reason, Kukkiwon-style taekwondo is often referred to as WT-style taekwondo, sport-style taekwondo, or Olympic-style taekwondo, though in reality the style is defined by the Kukkiwon, not the WTF. Since 2000, taekwondo has been one of only two Asian martial arts (the other being judo) that are included in the Olympic Games. It started as a demonstration event at the 1988 games in Seoul, a year after becoming a medal event at the Pan Am Games, and became an official medal event at the 2000 games in Sydney. In 2010, taekwondo was accepted as a Commonwealth Games sport.


Daegwallyeong-myeon is a myeon (township) in the county of Pyeongchang in the province of Gangwon-do, South Korea. It is located in the northeastern part of the county. The total area of Daegwallyeong-myeon is 221.63 square kilometers, and, as of 2008, the population was 6,162 people. The myeon was named Doam-myeon until 2007. Daegwallyeong-myeon is named after the important mountain pass of Daegwallyeong. It has the coldest average temperature in South Korea. Yongpyong Ski Resort: largest ski resort in South Korea, venue of 2018 Winter Olympics. Alpensia Resort: main venue of 2018 Winter Olympics. Daegwallyeong Sheep Farm.

1996 Summer Olympics

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Atlanta was selected on September 18, 1990, in Tokyo, Japan, over Athens, Belgrade, Manchester, Melbourne, and Toronto at the 96th IOC Session. Atlanta's bid to host the Summer Games that began in 1987 was considered a long-shot, since the U.S. had hosted the Summer Olympics 12 years earlier in Los Angeles.

Alpensia Resort

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The Alpensia Ski Jumping Stadium is located within the station and will be the location of the ski jumping events of the 2018 Winter Olympics. Alpensia will be the focus of the 2018 Cultural Olympiad, with a new, purpose-built concert hall within the resort as well as an indoor water park. The decision to build Alpensia resort was taken in 2003, in the frame of the ambition of the Gangwon Province to host the Winter Olympics. The resort was built on vacated farmlands and potato fields. The facility was completed in 2011. In 2013, Alpensia Resort was one of the venues of the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games.

Speed skating at the Winter Olympics

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At the 2010 Winter Olympics, Haralds Silovs became the first athlete in Olympic history to participate in both short track (1500m) and long track (5000m) speed skating, and the first to compete in two different disciplines on the same day. The following table shows when events were contested at each Games. Women's events were demonstrated in 1932. • = official event, (d) = demonstration event • = official event, (d) = demonstration event Updated after the 2018 Winter Olympics. * Kluge, Volker. Olympische Winterspiele: Die Chronik - Chamonix 1924 - Lillehammer 1994. Berlin, Germany: Sportverlag, 2nd revised and updated edition, 1994.

Thomas Bach

The IOC later approved a plan to award the 2024 Olympics to Paris with Los Angeles securing the right to host the 2028 Olympics. President Bach presided over the election of Paris and Los Angeles at the 131st IOC Session in Lima where both cities were unanimously elected. The next Olympic host city election he will preside over as President will be the election of the host city of the 2026 Winter Olympics. The full IOC membership will elect the host city at the 134th IOC Session in Lausanne, home of the International Olympic Committee. Thomas Bach's duties as IOC President have included responding to Russia's state-sponsored doping scandal.

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It is hoped that this initiative will help focus the discussions in Copenhagen. 121st IOC Session and XIII Olympic Congress in Copenhagen 2009. The Olympic Congresses.

Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics

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Canada competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, from February 9 to 25, 2018. It was the nation's 23rd appearance at the Winter Olympics, having competed at every Games since their inception in 1924. Canada competed in all sports disciplines, except Nordic combined. The chef de mission was Isabelle Charest, who was appointed in February 2017. On January 16, 2018, figure skaters Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir were announced as the country's flag bearers during the opening ceremony. This was the first time two athletes were named as Canada's opening ceremony flag bearer.