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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.

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What does Olympic Best record mean?

That means that person has the best record for a specific sport at the Olympics. It is contrasted with the World Record, which is the fastest or best ever. It is entirely possible for them to be the same. The World record will always be better or the same as the Olympic Record.


Why is an Olympic record not considered to be a world 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.


Is breaking the world record in an Olympic game delete the former Olympic record?

Yes. The new record becomes both the Olympic Record and the World Record. You will notice this is the case for several events.


What is the difference between a world record and an olympic record?

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.


What is world Olympic record bench press?

Bench press is not an olympic event, therefore there is no olympic record in bench press.


What does OR stand for in olympic swimming?

When an olympic swimmer wins a race and has the letters OR listed next to their name, it stands for ' Olympic Record ". An olympic record means that no swimmer has ever swum a faster time at the olympic games. However, the time is still slower than the world record, denoted by the letters WR. The world record can be set at any official race at any time in the world.


What is the difference between the Australian Record the olympic record the commenwealth record and the world record and when can they be set?

the australian record would be the fastest time ever run by an australian (it's the same concept with other countries, i.e. American record, British record, etc.) the olympic record is the fastest time ever run in the olympics, and the commonwealth record is the fastest time ever run in the commonwealth games. and of course, the world record is the fastest time ever run. the olympic record can only be set in the olympics, and the commonwealth record can only be set in the commonwealth games. the australian and world record can be set anywhere at any time.


What is the difference between Olympic Record and World Record?

Olympic Records are set at the Olympics and World Records occur at any international competition


Does a world record at the Olympics become the Olympic record also?

Yes, it automatically replaces the current Olympic record.


What is the men's world record for olympic distance triathlon?

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.


In the Olympics who holds the World and Olympic high jump record?

World Record: Javier Sotomayor (CUB) 2.45m Olympic Record: Charles Austin (USA) 2.39m


Who are world record breaker during the 2008 olympic games?

Derval o rourke was world record breaker during the 2008 olympic games.


What is the Olympic record and world record for the men?

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Olympic distance triathlon record?

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.


If you brake an world record at the Olympics do you brake the olynpic record record?

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What is Asafa Powell's olympic record?

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What is better an Olympic record or a World record?

World record. Because would yo rather have a record in a small thing or a big thing?


What is the world record time for Olympic bobsled?

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What is the male World record in 100 meter run?

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What is the longest standing olympic record?

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What is the world record for olympic cycling?

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What is the world record for a 500 free?

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