Olympeaks: London 2012 Olympics

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Olympeaks: London 2012 Olympics

  1. Olympics 2012 StatiSense ® - Wale Micaiah ©
  2. The Olympic symbol, better known as theOlympic rings, consists of five intertwined ringsand represents the unity of the five inhabitedcontinents (Africa America Asia Australia Africa, Africa America, Asia, Australia,Europe).EuropeThe colors—Blue Yellow Black, Green, & Red — Blue, Blue Yellow, Black Greenover a white field forms the Olympic flag. Thesecolors were chosen because every nation had atleast one of them on its national flag.
  3. The Olympic motto is Citius, Altius,Fortius, a Latin expression meaning "Faster Higher Stronger . Faster Higher, Stronger" Faster,
  4. The most important thing in theOlympic Games is not to win but to take partThe essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.
  5. The first Olympic Games was hosted in the Panathenaic stadium in Athens in 1896 The Olympic Games are considered to be theworlds foremost sports competition, and more than 200 nations participate
  6. The Games are currently held biennially,with Summer and Winter Olympic Games alternating, meaning they each occur every four years Olympics for the physically challenged is called Paralympic Games.
  7. Australia,Australia Great Britain and Switzerland are the only countries to send a team to everyOlympic Games since its inception in 1896 World wars led to the cancellationof the 1916 1940 and 1944 Games 1916, 1940,
  8. Till date, total medals won at the Olympic Games equals 14,577 The USA alone has won 2,401 which is 16% of the total medals.Old Soviet Union has 1,010 (7%), Great Britain has – 781, France – 670, Germany – 573, Italy – 550, Sweden – 483, Hungary – 475, China – 472 & Australia – 467 completing the top 10 Nations.
  9. Total Gold medals won till date at the Olympic Games equal 4,755. The USA has 975 Gold medals this medals, is approximately 21% of the total Gold medals.Old Soviet Union has 395 (8%), Great Britain has – 236,France – 202, China – 201, Italy – 198, Germany – 174, Hungary – 167, East Germany – 153 & Sweden – 143 completing the top 10 Nations.
  10. Total Gold medals won till date at the Olympic Games equal 4,755. The USA has 975 Gold medals this medals, is approximately 21% of the total Gold medals. Old Soviet Union has 395 (8%), Great Britain has – 236, France – 202, China – 201, Italy – 198,Germany – 174, Hungary – 167, East Germany – 153 & Sweden – 143 completing the top 10 Nations.
  11. The USA in 1984 won 83 Gold medals,which remain the highest Gold medal by a Team in an Olympic. .They Also won a total of 239 Medals at the 1904 Olympic Games, which by far the highest achievement by a TeamThey’ve top the medal tables in 16times of the 30 Olympic Games
  12. The London 2012 Olympic Games is the XXXth edition of the Olympic Great Britain won the most medals in 1908with 56 Gold, 51 Silver and 39 Bronze medals.
  13. The Team USA has themost medals (104) andGold medals (46) Gold Silver Bronze Total 1 USA 46 29 29 104 2 China 38 27 22 87 3 GBR 29 17 19 65 4 Russia 24 25 33 82 5 S. Korea 13 8 7 28
  14. 2012 Olympians participated in a total of 41 Sports in 28 groups.Some of the groupings are: Aquatic – Swimming, Diving, Water polo Canoe – Kayak Flatwater, Kayak Slalom, Slalom Cycling – BMX, Mountain Bike, Road, Track Equestrian – Dressage, Eventing, Jumping Gymnastics – Artistic Gymnastics, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Trampoline Volleyball – Beach volleyball, Volleyball Wrestling – Freestyle, Greco Wrestling
  15. A total of 47Gold/Silver/Bronzemedals can be won inAthletics Followed by Swimming 34 Sports Men Mixed Women Grand Total Athletics 24 23 47 Swimming 17 17 34 Shooting 9 6 15 Artistic Gymnastics 8 6 14 Judo 7 7 14 Rowing 8 6 14 Kayak Flatwater 9 3 12 Boxing 11 11 Freestyle 7 4 11 Diving 4 6 10 Fencing 5 5 10 Sailing 6 4 10 Track 5 5 10 Top 10 Games with Highest Medals
  16. A country like the USA has won 730 medals (Gold-310, Silver- 234 & Bronze-186) from Athletics, 489 Medals from Swimming, Diving (128), Wrestling (125), Boxing (109), Shooting (105), Gymnastics (94), Rowing (84), Sailing (59). Medals in the Olympics could as well be about strength. concentrating in the area of your strengthJamaica’s feat is in Athletics and they currently rule that domain, setting World and Olympic records. In fact, 3 Jamaicans, won Gold, Silver and Bronze in the200m race. They’ve created already a successive plan of ruling the 100m and 200m in the next Olympics.
  17. Some Olympic games are UnisexBoxingGreco WrestlingKayak Slalom MixedRhythmic Gymnastics Badminton Dressage Eventing Jumping
  18. The Youngest London2012 Olympian 13 years old Adzo Kpossi from Togo The Oldest is 71yrs old Hiroshi Hoketsu from Japan A equestrian rider who competed in the 1964 Summer Olympics finishing 40th in show jumping
  19. The Youngest Team in London2012 Lao Peoples Democratic Republic with an average Age of 18yrs While the Sierra Leonean Team is the oldest – average Age is 33yrs Average age of the top 5 Teams are:USA (27.1), China (24.3), Great Britain (26.3), Russia (26.1) and South Korea (25.6) The average age of London 2012 Olympians is 26.1yrs
  20. Games & Average Age Gymnastics – Rhythmic - 19 Gymnastics - Artistic, Swimming - 22 Synchronized Swimming, Diving, Cycling - BMX, Cycling - Track, Football, Cycling – BMX - 23 Boxing, Taekwondo, Cycling - Mountain Bike, Cycling – Track - 24 Weightlifting, Cycling - Track, Modern Pentathlon - 25 Trampoline, Judo, Wrestling, Hockey, Archery, Badminton, Athletics, Canoe Sprint, Fencing - 26Volleyball, Cycling - Mountain Bike, Cycling - Road, Cycling - Track, Canoe Slalom, Water Polo, Tennis, Rowing, Basketball - 27Table Tennis, Triathlon, Cycling - Mountain Bike, Handball, Cycling - Road, Sailing - 28 Beach Volleyball, Cycling - Road, Cycling – Track - 29 Athletics, Triathlon - 30 Shooting - 31 Cycling - Mountain Bike, Cycling – Road - 33 Equestrian - 38
  21. London2012 Olympics has come and gone, what remains are the memories. Some came, competed, conquered and were crowned! Others came but to experience champions do their thing, hopefully one day they will return to be crowned!My country (Nigeria), Came but without a medal to show for it!Next… a presentation on the way forward for the likes of Nigeria so they may be celebrated in years to come.
  22. Data source: - www.london2012.com - www.olympics.org - http://www.medalspercapita.com - Google DocsFreely share, freely use and freely acknowledge the source – © Wale Micaiah Analysis by: Wale Micaiah e: walegate@yahoo.com m: 08078001800 b: walemicaiah.blog.com f: Wale Micaiah t: @WaleMicaiah w. www.statisense.info

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