Greece is the home of the Olympics
Olympic protocol states the first athletes that enter the stadium during the opening ceremony are those from Greece in recognition of Greece being the home of the Olympics (where the Ancient Olympics first began).
Only men would compete in compintions such as the Olympics and they were also the only ones allowed to watch.the believe that women were only worthy of staing home cleaning or looking after the children. ;D :P :PAnyone Male OR Female is eligable for the Olympics
The Beijing Olympics marks the first time Canada's athletes will receive cash for medals. A gold will be worth $20,000, a silver $15,000 and a bronze $10,000. As of Wednesday, no Canadian athlete had cashed in yet. Rumball and Mandoli are hoping they'll qualify for a cheque with a podium performance in the women's eight on Sunday. While both women say they didn't become Olympic athletes for the money, they admit every little bit helps. "We've come to this level for the pure love and joy of the sport," said Rumball, a native of Fredericton. "Anything above that is a bonus. But I think it's excellent for the next generation of athletes that we would have this kind of incentive program." The Canadian Olympic Committee announced last November that it would offer incentives for medals through its Athletes Excellence Fund. The move was part of the organization's decision to concentrate its efforts more toward achieving results at Olympic Games and less on spreading money thinly across a wide range of programs. The COC set a goal to finish atop the medal table at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and to be among the top 16 countries in Beijing. Canada won just 12 medals four years ago in Athens - three gold, six silver, and three bronze. Canada is not the first country to offer cash incentives at the Olympics. Several other countries have written cheques - in some cases very hefty ones - to their medallists. An athlete from the Philippines who wins gold in Beijing, for example, will head home with 15 million pesos (C$360,000), while a Russian gold medallist will collect C$50,000 for gold from the government, plus lucrative bonuses from various private sources that could add up to as much as C$500,000 in housing, cars and cash. http://www.tsn.ca/olympics/story/?id=246198&lid=sublink08&lpos=topRelated_olympics
The advantages of hosting the Olympics would be the recognition by the media, also it would attract tourism which would create revenue. The disadvantages would also be crowds, people not respecting the area because it is not their home.
USA won 46 gold, 29 silver and 29 bronze with total of 104 medals.
They won 12 medals I think but none of them were gold because Canada got their first gold medal on home soil during the 2010 vancover Canada Olympics. Oh and in 1976 Montreal held the summer Olympics.
Yes, he is, and he brought home three gold medals from the 2008 Beijing Olympics in track. He likewise won three gold medals at the 2009 IAAF World Championships in Berlin.
In the 2012 London Olympics Ireland brought home one gold: Katie Taylor's win in Lightweight boxing.
England, being a nation of Great Britain, won 56 Gold medals at their home Olympics in London 1908.
Canada won 5 medals at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary Alberta: 2 silver and 3 bronze. They won 26 medals at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, B.C.: 14 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze.
The United States took home the most medals, winning 110. The host nation of China won the most gold medals, taking 51.2
The good things the contestants bring home are trophy's and medals. When the Olympics comes to an area, it also increases tourism, sales and revenue. When the Olympics are televised, the ratings of the stations increase, and advertisements command high prices and reach many people.
12 Gold Medals.In the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, Germany took home the most total medals and was second best in gold medals (behind Norway at 13 and ahead of the host United States at 11). Also 16 Silver and 8 Bronze
Canada's best performance in the Winter olympics was at their home Games in 2010 (Vancouver) where they won twenty-six medals (14 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze.
No, if you look at the last Olympic Games held in Greece in 2004, the host nation took just 6 gold medals, the country who takes home the most Gold is usually China, Russia or America, these are huge countries with alot of athletes from which to pick the best for their Olympic squad.
In 22 appearances in the Summer Olympics, New Zealand athletes have brought home 77 Olympic medals consisting of 33 Gold, 14 Silver and 30 Bronze.