Asked in Olympics Softball
The first softball team to win an olympic medal?
Softball was introduced as an Olympic medal sport for women in 1996. The United States won the gold medal at those Olympic Games held in Atlanta. As of now, softball is scheduled to be discontinued as an Olympic sport after the 2008 Games in Beijing. ...
Asked in Olympics
What team sport has been part of the Olympic games longer than any other sport?
The longest running team sport in today's Olympics is water polo which was first played at the 1900 Games in Paris and has been played at every Summer Olympics since then. ...
Asked in Karate, London 2012 Olympics
Is the karate team participating in the 2012 Olympics?
Karate is not one of the Olympic sports. Taekwondo is an Olympic sport and the US is participating. ...
Asked in Olympics, Olympic History
What women's sport was added to the 1980 Summer Olympics for the first time?
Field hockey becomes a medal sport for women in the Olympics. The Zimbabwe women's field hockey team went undefeated to win the Olympic gold medal. ...
Asked in Water Polo
Is water polo the oldest surviving team sport?
No, water polo originated as a form of rugby football played in rivers and lakes in England and Scotland and since rugby originated from football (or soccer) then this is the oldest surviving team sport. Waterpolo was the among the first team sports introduced at the modern Olympic games in 1900 ...
Asked in Olympics, Olympics Ice Hockey
Who picks the US Olympic Hockey Team?
There is a governing body for each sport that oversees the selection of the team for that sport. That body will organize a qualifying competition shortly before each Olympic games. The top finishers of that competition will then be vetted by the governing body to assess their readiness to compete in the Games. They have the final say over who's on the team. ...
Asked in Olympics Basketball
The first time the USA lost in basketball in the Olympics?
The most controversial ending in any Olympic sport was the gold medal loss by the USA men's team to the Soviet Union in 1972. They had been undefeated since the sport was introduced in 1936 ...