No they are not the same. A World Record can be broken at any time. Whereas an Olympic Record can only be broken at the Olympic Games (it's a glorified Meet Record.) Keep in mind that a World Record CAN be set at the Olympic Games (which would in turn, automatically break the Olympic Record as well.) A World Record outranks an Olympic Record.
An Olympic record is the greatest achieved in the Olympic games. A world record is the greatest achieved anywhere, ever. In some instances an Olympic record is also the world record.
The Olympic record for the 50 km walk is held by Vyacheslav Ivanenko, URS. The record was set on September 30, 1988 during the Seoul Summer Olympic Games with a time of 3:38:29.
The Olympic Record for the men's long jump is Bob Beamon's 8.90 jump in the 1968 Olympic games.
The OR stands for Olympic Record which is a record made only at the olympic games. The WR ( world Record) is a record made by an individual of that sport at any other event worldwide. Sort of like a guiness world record. However if a world record is beaten at the olympic games then both OR and WR will change to that new time or score.
The African American Michael Johnson held the record in the 200 meters at the 2004 Olympics games.
Why were there no Olympic games during WWI and WWII?
Set in 1996 by Simon Lessing, he broke the world record in the World Championship triathlon (Olympic distance) with a time of 1 hour, 39 minutes, 50 seconds at Cleveland. This record stands as of 2008. Due to the variety in courses during the olympic games, the world record is not official, however Simon Whitfeild holds the unofficial olympic record for triathlon at 1:48:24.02.
As of the 2008 Beijing Games - The women's Olympic record is 2:23.14 set by Naoko Takahashi of Japan at the 2000 Games in Sydney. The men's Olympic record is 2:09.21 set by Carlos Lopes of Portugal at the 1984 Games in Los Angeles. The men's Olympic record was broken at the 2008 Beijing games. It is now 2:06:32 set by Samuel Wanjiru of Kenya.
43 world records and 132 Olympic records were broken during the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing.
During the original Olympic Games, all wars stopped and resumed after the Games were over.