George Poage (USA) became the first black athlete to medal at the Olympics, he won the bronze medal in the 400m hurdles at the 1904 St Louis Olympics and he later went on to win the bronze in the 200m hurdles in the same games.
He is the first African-American athlete to compete at the Olympic Games
John Baxter Taylor was the first African American person to receive a gold medal in the Olympics. He received this gold medal in the Olympics of 1908.
Japan first sent athletes to the Summer Olympics in 1912 (Stockholm). Two Japanese athletes competed in athletics. Neither won a medal.
Jesse Owens was the fisrt black to win a gold medal
they win either a gold medal (if they come in first position), silver medal (if they come in second position) or bronze medal (if they come in third position).
Scotland was not a NOC for the Olympics. Ireland had 16 athletes
We have the Olympics so that athletes from all the world can come to compete in the sport they love (and hopefully win a medal:)
Guatemala, and Montenegro won their first Olympic medals. In prior Olympics, however, Montenegrin athletes have won medals as nationals of Serbia and Montenegro and of Yugoslavia.
Cambodia took two athletes to the 1956 Olympics games, to the Equestrian events, Isoup Ghanty and Pen Saing. Neither achieved medal success.
Russia first competed in the Olympics at the 1900 Games in Paris. They sent 4 athletes to compete in fencing and equestrian events without winning a medal.
Yes they get paid by their sponsors and olympic partners
abhinav bindra is the first Punjabi to win a medal in Olympics
India won first gold medal in 1928 summer olympics.
10. Ethiopia was represented by 10 athletes at the 1960 Summer Games in Rome that competed in athletics and cycling. Abebe Bikila won Ethiopia's only medal, a gold in men's marathon and this was the first ever medal won in the Olympics by an athlete representing Ethiopia.
Ireland had 66 athletes in 14 sports and they won 5 medals including a Gold Medal, Silver Medal, and 3 Bronze Medals.
It is the gold medal.
The 1980 Games in Moscow was Laos' first participation in the Olympics. They sent 19 athletes to compete in athletics, boxing, and shooting. No Laotian athlete won a medal.
latvian cyclist won the first medal in olympics 2012
Simon Ammann was the first gold medal winner of the 2010 Olympics.
1 athletes, is Lee Chong Wei, was the badminton player. He gets silver for the medal.
Olympic athletes are not paid to participate, or receive monetary rewards for medals awarded.
your mum and your dad
No the british athletes just get the medal and no insentives. They believe in the desire to compete in the Olympics. Not to compete for money or incentives.