The first Olympic Champion of the Modern Olympics was James Connolly (USA) who won the inaugural Men's Triple Jump.
James DeGale won a gold medal in the middleweight class for Great Britain in the 2008 Olympics.
No one, Ethiopia has never won a gold at the olympics.
Croquet was not played in the 2008 Olympics. Croquet was played in the 1900 Olympics, and the gold metal was won by Aumoitte. See the Maui Croquet Club History <http://www.mauicroquetclub.org/history/index.htm#1900>.
India won first gold medal in 1928 summer olympics.
Sage Kotsenburg, snowboarder from Park City, Utah won the first gold medal of the 2014 Olympics.
United States' Sage Kotsenburg won USA first winter Olympics gold medal on Saturday.