There is no 50 km swimming event.
Yes, soccer is in the olympics, for men and women. Yes, soccer is played in the Olympics
The United States men's football team finished 9th at the 2008 Games in Beijing.
Men's soccer began at the 1900 Olympics in Paris. Women's soccer began at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.
Men: Angelo Taylor (USA) Women; Melanie Walker (JAM)
Samuel Wanjiru of Kenya in a time of 2:06:32, an Olympic record.
Nigeria won the silver medal in the men soccer tournament in Beijing after losing to Argentina in the final with a 1-0 score.
The winner of the men's marathon in the 2000 Summer Olympics was Gezahgne Abera of Ethiopia in a time of 2 hours, 10 minutes, 11 seconds.