Michael Phelps’ Record Breaking Eight Gold Medals in Beijing | The Olympics on the Record

It was the big talking point on the eve of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Could Michael Phelps match the achievements of his compatriot, the great American swimmer Mark Spitz? At Munich 1972, Spitz dominated in the pool, winning an unprecedented seven gold medals. But 36 years later, Phelps was planning an assault of his […]

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The Olympic Gold Medal that Surprised Even the Organizers | The Olympics On The Record

A sports fan travelling back in time to 1952 would feel right at home. Many of the teams that dominate sports today were already well established. You wouldn’t be surprised to learn, for example, that the Canadian ice hockey team won gold at the Oslo 1952 Olympic Winter Games, or that the United States basketball […]

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