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46 The only sport the US did not qualify for at the 2008 Beijing Olympics was handball. Sports > Olympics 08/09/08
47 London, United Kingdom, was chosen to host the 2012 Summer Olympics. Sports > Olympics 08/16/08
48 The Olympic emblem consists of five interlocking rings (blue, yellow, black, green, and red) on a white field. Sports > Olympics 08/16/08
49 The Olympic motto, "Citius, Altius, Fortius", is Latin for "Faster, Higher, Stronger". Sports > Olympics 08/16/08
50 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, was chosen to host the 2010 Winter Olympics. Sports > Olympics 08/16/08
51 Sochi, Russia, was chosen to host the 2014 Winter Olympics. Sports > Olympics 08/31/08
52 Alex Rodriguez tested positive for steroids in 2003. Sports > Olympics 04/05/09
53 Nadia Comaneci was the first gymnast to be awarded the perfect score of 10 in an Olympic gymnastic event. Sports > Olympics 04/21/09
54 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was chosen to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. Sports > Olympics 12/08/09
55 In 2010, Canada won 14 gold medals, setting a record for the most gold medals won by a nation at the Olympic Winter Games. Sports > Olympics 04/04/10
56 In the 2010 Winter Olympics, Apolo Anton Ohno was declared most decorated US Winter Olympian. Sports > Olympics 04/12/10
57 Meryl Davis and Charlie White (Team USA) came in 2nd place in ice dancing in the 2010 Winter Olympics. Sports > Olympics 05/16/10
58 Iraq have only won one medal at the Olympics. Abdul Wahid Aziz won a weightlifting bronze in the 1960 Rome Sports > Olympics 09/23/12
59 The 2012 London Olympics is the first Olympics to allow Female Boxers. Sports > Olympics 04/05/14


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