Where was the first soccer game played in the Olympics?
The First Soccer Olympics
Like the modern Olympics, they were held every four years and one of the most popular events was the 600m race around the stadium. The events took place for 12 centuries, the games were then revitalized in 1896 in Athens in Greece when 34 countries took part.
Who was 17 years old Pele and why was he famous?
At 17 years and 239 days, Pele is the youngest player to have ever scored at the World Cup when he found the back of the net against Wales in the quarterfinals. He is also the youngest player ever to win the World Cup and is the only player to win three World Cups (1958, 1962 and 1970).
Why is soccer not in the Olympics?
The only Olympic games not to include soccer were the 1932 Olympics. The reason for this was because FIFA, the international governing body for soccer, wanted to promote their own event rather than allow teams to compete at the Olympics.