What was the craziest thing that happened in the 1904 marathon?
Only 14 men crossed the finish: one after hitchhiking, one after napping, and one—the winner—after drinking rat poison.
Who won the 1904 Olympics?
The Soviet Union came closest to beating the record with 195 medals at the 1980 Summer Olympics and currently is in second place. The Soviets, however, won a record 80 gold medals, surpassing 78 golds won by the Americans in 1904.
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Did Helsinki host the Olympics?
Helsinki is the smallest city ever to have had the privilege of hosting the Summer Olympics. … After London hosted the Summer Olympics in 1948, the Games finally made it to Helsinki in 1952.
Which was the toughest event in the wrestling?
Pankration (/pænˈkreɪtiɒn, -ˈkreɪʃən/; Greek: παγκράτιον) was a sporting event introduced into the Greek Olympic Games in 648 BC, which was an empty-hand submission sport with few rules.
What was the worst Olympics?
There was tragedy at the 1972 Munich Olympics with the massacre of 11 Israeli athletes. In Atlanta 1996, the buses became near-hostage situations, and there was a bombing. Morally, Sochi 2014 and Beijing 2008 were tough, as was, quietly, Salt Lake City 2002. Rio 2016 very nearly broke.