What was the first host nation not to top the medal table at the Summer Olympics?
While Brazil has yet to enter the top 10, the host nation has at least won some gold medals, unlike Canada, which became the first host nation to fail to win a gold medal on home soil during the disastrous 1976 Montreal Games.
What happened at the 1976 Montreal Olympics?
The 1976 Montreal Games were marred by an African boycott involving 22 countries. The boycott was organised by Tanzania to protest the fact that the New Zealand rugby team had toured Apartheid South Africa and that New Zealand was scheduled to compete in the Olympic Games.
Which Olympics did Australia not win a gold medal?
Historically, Betty Cuthbert is Australia’s most successful track athlete with four gold medals (three in 1956 and one in 1964). Australia did not win a medal at the Winter Olympics until 1994, but has moved higher on the medal tallies since then (ranking 13th at Vancouver 2010).
What countries have never competed in the Olympics?
Apart from the performance of countries in the Olympics, there is only one UN-recognized country not represented in the Olympics, Vatican City. It has never applied to join the competition. These are the other countries that the IOC has not recognized, Somaliland.
Which country has not won an Olympic gold?
While many of those are small territories and island nations, some of the countries without a win are Libya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Somalia.