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 57 stat and all the other ones that we have posted so far.
57 – Emil Zatopek (TCH) ran 57 km, 195m combined to win 3 gold medals in 1952 in the 5000m, 10000m and Marathon.
58 – Great Britain won 58 gold medals combined at the two previous London Olympic Games in 1908 and 1948.
59 – France have won 59 Olympic medals in Track Cycling, more than any other country.
60 – There are 60 different fencers to have won at least 1 Gold 1 Silver, 1 Bronze at the Olympic Games.
61 – The 61st and final part of the latest Olympic Charter (July 2011, www.olympic.org) is about Dispute Resolution.
62 – Dawn Fraser (AUS) needed 62 seconds (1:02) to win her first of a record 3 golds in W 100m Freestyle.
63 – The URS ended USA’s 63-match-unbeaten streak in Olympic basketball with a controversial win in the 1972 final.
64 – The Olympic Games return to London after 64 years since the city last held the event in 1948.
65 – With a height of 1.65m Laszlo Papp (HUN) was first to win Boxing gold at 3 Olympics in a row (1948, 52, 56).
66 – Netherlands scored 66 points in the 1996 Men’s Volleyball Final thriller vs Italy to win gold: 15-12, 9-15, 16-14, 9-15, 17-15.
67 – Hiroshi Hoketsu (JPN – Dressage) was the oldest competitor in Beijing at the age of 67. He has also qualified for London 2012.
68 – The oldest standing Olympic Record in any of the current sports is Bob Beamon’s 8.90m long jump in Mexico 1968.
69 – Korea are favourites to win their 69th Olympic Gold in one of the first medal events London 2012, Archery Men’s Team.
70 – Nadia Comaneci (ROU) scored 7 perfect 10s at the 1976 Olympics, including the first ever at the uneven bar discipline.
71 – Hungary has won 71 Olympic canoe-sprint medals, the only current instance of any NOC winning 70-79 medals in any sport.
72 – Age of the oldest Olympic medallist: Oscar Swahn (SWE), who won silver in the 100m Running Deer Double Shoot in 1920.
73 – Number of Olympic gold medals amassed by the Soviet Union in all Gymnastics disciplines. The next most is just 29 (USA).
74 – In men’s 74kg freestyle wrestling, Bouvaisa Saitiev (RUS) won 3 Olympic golds (1996, 2004-08). No one else has more than 1.
75 – Record number of gold medals won at a single non-boycotted Olympic Games, by the USA in 1904 in St. Louis.
76 – Number of men who finished the 2008 Olympic Marathon. All 76 had times that would have won at the first four modern Olympic Marathons.
77 – France’s record Olympic medal total in both forms of Cycling Track & Road combined. Their 35 track and road golds are also a record.
78 – In women’s 78kg judo at the #Olympic Games, 4 of the 5 gold medals have been won by Asian countries – China 2, Japan, Korea
79 -79 men have won gold in rugby union which returns at Rio 2016. USA won last edition in 1924.
80 – Number of NOCs to have won at least 2 Olympic gold medals in their history.
81 – The 81kg event in Judo has never been won more than once by the same athlete in all 10 editions.
82 – There will be 82 athletes at London 2012 trying to win medals in 4 Canoe-Slalom events.
83 – Rafael Nadal (ESP) won a total of 83 games en route to his Olympic gold medal in Beijing in 2008.
84 – The 84 matches in Men’s+Women’s handball in Beijing produced record 4545 goals (54.1 avg/match).
85 – Number of Olympic records broken at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
86 – A record 86 NOCs won at least 1 medal in Beijing as opposed to a record few 11 NOCs in 1904.
87 – USA have won 87 golds in women’s swimming events, the most by any NOC in women’s events in any sport.
88 – Double 8: Michael Phelps (USA) won 8 medals in 2004 before embarking on his record 8 GOLDS in Beijing.
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.