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Berlin 1936 Olympics

The City of Berlin: Berlin is the capital city of Germany. Berlin is the country's largest city in area and population. It is the second most populous city in the European Union. Berlin is in the eastern Germany , 110 kilometers west of

the border with Poland. The city serves as an important junction of continental transportation. Berlin is also one of the most influential centers in European science, culture and politics. Some of the landmarks in Berlin are Reichstag, Kulturforum, Schloss, Rudolph-Wilde-Park, Bierpinsel, Viktoriapark, Fernsehturm, Unter den Linden and Gro er Wansee.

The Eleventh Modern Olympics: The 1936 Summer Olympics was officially known as the Games of the XI Olympiad . The Games were held in 1936 in Berlin , the capital of Germany.

Venue: The Eleventh Summer Games were held at the Olympiastadion (Olympic Stadium) in Berlin, Germany . Olympiastadion is a sports stadium with two stadiums on the site: the present one and the one built for the cancelled 1916 Summer Olympics. Olympiastadion surrounded by the olympischer Platz was designed by Werner March. This stadium was built for 1936 Olympiad.

Participants: 3963 competitors from 49 countries took part in the eleventh Olympiad in Berlin. The participating Countries were Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Haiti, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States, Uruguay and Yugoslavia.

Events: There were 129 events in 19 sports in the Berlin Summer Games,1936 . The events included athletics, basketball, boxing, canoeing, cycling, diving, equestrian, fencing, football, gymnastics, handball, hockey, modern pentathlon, polo, rowing, shooting, swimming, water polo, weightlifting, wrestling and yachting.

Medal Count: United States won 56 medals in total with 24 gold medals. Germany became the winner of the eleventh Olympiad with 33 gold, 26 silver and 30 bronze medals.

A Brief Description of Berlin Summer Games, 1936: The Eleventh Summer Games were held in Berlin, the capital of Germany from 1 st August to 16 th August . The games were officially opened by Adolf Hitler . The Athletes uttered Olympic oath led by Rudolph Ismayr . Olympic Torch was brought in a torch relay from the city of Olympia, Greece for the first time. The Olympic Flame was lit by Fritz Schilgen.

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Team USA defeated team Serbia to win its third straight basketball gold medal in Men’s Basketball tournament. The winning team’s coach Mike Krzyzewski was utmost delighted with his team’s victory on the final day of Rio 2016 Olympic Games. USA won by a 19-15 lead and this is their 25th straight victory at the Olympic Games in addition to the 15th straight victory in the basketball tournament. 

Mo Farah of Great Britain has bagged the gold by winning the 5000 meters final and completed the double double. According to media reports, with this victory Farah has become the second man in the history of Olympics to be able to successfully defend his 5000 and 10000 Olympic championships. His victory is being hailed on Twitter with some calling him the greatest long distance runner of all time. Meanwhile, the silver medal has gone to Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo and Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia has bagged the bronze.

In the women's event, Caster Semenya of South Africa won the Olympic gold in the 800m. She won in one minute 55.28 seconds.  Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi won the silver medal and Kenya's Margaret Nyairera Wambui bagged the bronze.

Chen Long of China has taken gold medal in the Rio Olympics 2016 after defeating Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, who has won a silver in men’s badminton today. Lee was facing pressure not to lose the match. He beat Lin Dan of China in the semi-final. Lee and Lin, both are considered to be the best players of their time. With Lee’s defeat, Malaysia has missed out the chance of getting an Olympic gold medal.


Italy came up with a win and is heading to men's volleyball final against Brazil, after defeating USA. The US men's volleyball team tried all their survival skills, but could not stand in front of Italy. The winning team's thriller was 30-28, 26-28, 9-25, 25-22, 15-9. After it was over, US coach John Speraw said that the team was not skilled enough and they did not execute on some of the opportunities, which Italy flawlessly did

French boxer Estelle Mossely celebrated her 24th birthday by winning a gold medal in Women’s lightweight boxing championship. She defeated China’s Yin Junhua after the end of four rounds that had the two defending champions leveled on the scorecards of three judges. The bronze medals were earned by Mira Potkonen of Finland and Anastasia Beliakova of Russia.

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