Tug of war was contested as a team event in the Summer Olympics at every Olympiad from 1900 to 1920 Originally the competition was entered by clubs which meant that one country could win several medals This happened in 1904 when the United States won all three medals and in 1908 when the podium was occupied by three British teams [1] Sweden was also among the top countries with two medals one as a member of the mixed team

Olympic gold medals are really 92 5% silve

The first Olympic games honoured the Greek God Zeus

The 1936 Berlin Games was the first Olympics to be telecast

Modern Olympic gold medals actually contain only 1 34% gold

About 50 000 volunteers are involved in staging the Olympic Games

The modern Olympic Games were started by Baron Pierre de Coubertain

The Olympic Flame was lit for the first time in 1928- Amsterdam Olympics

7 7 million Olympic Games tickets were available for the London 2012 Olympics

London the host city of 2012 Olympics is the only city to host the event 3 times

It wasn t until 1900 that women were allowed to participate in the Olympic Games

In 1920 Norway won seven yachting events in five of them there was only one entrant

There were no Olympic Games in 1916 1940 or 1944 due to World War I and World War II

In 1976 Olympics the gymnastics judges awarded Romania s Nadia Comaneci seven perfect 10s

Hurbert Raudaschl of Austria competed nine times in Olympic sailing competitions (1964-96)