OLYMPICS – With the 2012 Olympic Games in London getting closer by the day, we are in full-on Olympic stats mode here and @Infostrada2012. Every day from 100 days to go until the day of the London 2012 opening ceremony, we will post a statistic related to the number of days left until the Games. Click ‘Read More’ to see today’s 89-stat and all the other ones that we have posted so far.
89 – GER won 89 medals at the Berlin Games in 1936, more than double the medals they won in Beijing (41).
90 – Amunike scored a 90th minute winner to give Nigeria the first football gold for Africa in the 1996 final vs Argentina (3-2).
91 – Number of all-time Olympic medals won by Brazil, including 20 gold. Sailing is their best sport with 6 golds & 16 medals.
92 – Japan have won 92 Olympic medals in Artistic Gymnastics, two behind the USA for most among current NOCs (USSR have 182).
93 – Number of countries who participated in the first Olympic Games held in Asia, Tokyo 1964, a record at the time.
94 – The USA have won exactly 94 medals at three different Olympic Games 1972, 1976 & 2000. No other country has ever done it. #countdown
95 – Brazil have scored a record 95 goals in the men’s Olympic Games football tournament, though they have never won the gold.
96 – Success of the Games: 176 athletes competed in 1896 to more than 10,000 in 1996.
97 – 97 years ago, in 1915, the International Olympic Committee headquarters moved to Lausanne, Switzerland, where it is still located.
98 – There will be 98 male and 98 female participants in Artistic Gymnastics at the 2012 Olympic Games.
99 – Carl Lewis was the first man to win the Olympic 100m title in under 10 seconds at sea level, finishing in 9.99 seconds at Los Angeles 1984.
100 – Total medals won by China at Beijing 2008, the most ever by an Asian country at one Olympic Games