Olympics

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DateCountryDetail
14/05/1900
France "World Amateur Championships" start in Paris
13/07/1908
United Kingdom The first Olympics to be held in Britain are opened at White City in London by King Edward VII.
12/09/1913
United States Olympic athlete Jesse Owens is born in Lawrence County, Alabama.
20/08/1924
France Potential 100 meter gold medal winner at the Paris Olympics, Eric Liddell refuses to take part in the heats because they take place on a Sunday, which is contrary to his religous beliefs.
01/08/1936
Germany The 11th Olympics open in Berlin with an ovation from the crowd for Adolf Hitler.
09/08/1936
Germany Jesse Owens wins his fourth gold at the Berlin Olympics when the United States won the 400 meter relay.
29/07/1948
United Kingdom King George VI opens the 14th Olympics at Wembley Stadium in London
18/02/1960
United States The eighth Winter Olympics open in Squaw Valley, California.
29/01/1964
Austria The ninth winter Olympics open in Innsbruck.
18/08/1964
Japan South Africa is banned from the 18th Olympics in Tokyo because it refuses to condemn apartheid.
10/10/1964
Japan The 18th Summer Olympics open in Tokyo.
02/10/1968
Mexico Days before the start of the Mexico Olympics, students and police clash in Mexico City, the government quickly suppress the riot with 200 - 300 protesters being killed.
12/10/1968
Mexico The 19th summer open in Mexico City.
04/09/1972
Germany Swimmer Mark Spitz becomes the first person to win seven gold medals in a single Olympics, when the US win the 400 metre relay in Munich.
06/09/1972
Germany 11 Israeli athletes die in a gun battle between Palestinian terrorists and German security forces.
11/02/1976
United Kingdom Figure skater John Curry wins Britain's first Olympic gold in the sport - and the country's first medal at the winter games for 12 years
17/07/1976
Canada Queen Elizabeth II opens the Olympic games in Montreal, Canada.
19/07/1980
Russian Federation Leonid Brezhnev opens the 22nd Olympics in Moscow; the United States, West Germany and Japan protesting against Russia's intervention in Afghanistan, refuse to allow their athletes to attend.
14/02/1984
Bosnia Jayne Torville and Christopher Dean take gold at the winter Olympics in Sarajevo in their free dance performance of Maurice Ravel's Bolero.
11/08/1984
United States Mary Decker trips over Zola Budd during the 3000m final at the Los Angeles Olympics, putting her out of the race.
24/09/1988
South Korea Ben Johnson wins the Olympics 100 metres.
27/09/1988
South Korea Ben Johnson loses his 100 metres Olympics medal following a positive drugs test.
25/07/1992
Spain The Olympics open in Barcelona with all countries represented for the first time in modern history.
09/08/1992
Spain The Olympics close in Barcelona with Russia at the top of the Medal table
23/09/2000
Australia Steve Redgrave wins his fifth consecutive Olympic gold medal as part of the coxless fours at the Sydney Olympics.
13/08/2004
Greece The 28th Olympics open in Athens, Greece.
28/08/2004
Greece Kelly Holmes wins the 1500 metre gold medal at the Athens Olympics, the time was a new British record of 3 minutes 57.9 seconds.
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