1896 was the first time the United States participated in the Olympics, which was a Summer Olympics. The first Winter Olympics the U.S. participated in was in 1924.
The first female gymnast to score a 10.0 in the Olympics was Nadia Comaneci of Romania.
A total of 311 athletes from 13 countries participated in the first Olympics, where the US placed first, defeating Greece.
The International Olympic Committee states that 241 athletes from 14 countries participated in the first Olympics.
Norway has participated in every Winter Olympics since the first one held in 1924.
The countries that participated in their first Winter Olympics in 2002 were Nepal. Tajikistan, Cameroon, Thailand, and Hong Kong.
The 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris were the first Olympics at which a Canadian athlete participated.
she was the first gymnast to get a 10 in the Olympics
Italy first participated in the Olympics games in 1896 :)
Jamaica first participated in the Summer Olympics in 1948 and has participated in every Summer Olympics since then.
The first female gymnast to get a full 10 on 10, is the Romanian gymnast Nadia Commenci.
Albert Sequin was the first in 1924
Sixteen countries participated in the first Winter Olympics in 1924.
Japan first participated in the Summer Olympics in 1912. They have participated in all Summer Olympic since except for 1948 and 1980. They first participated in the Winter Olympics in 1928 and have been in all Winter Games except the 1948 Games. The 2008 Olympics is the 20th Summer Games Japan has participated in. They have been to 18 Winter Games.
Jamaica first participated in the Summer Olympics at the 1948 Games in London and in the Winter Olympics at the 1988 Games in Calgary.
The United States participated in the first modern Olympics in Athens in 1896, and since then they have participated in every Olympics except for the 1980 Summer Games in Moscow.