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London 1908 Olympic Medals Table


Also known as the Games of the IV Olympiad, the 1908 London Olympics took place from 27 April to 31 October, 1908, in London, United Kingdom. The Games coincided with the Franco-British Exhibition and witnessed the participation of 2,008 athletes hailing from 22 nations. The athletes participated in 110 events in 18 different sports. The 1908 London Olympics had the sports activities including field hockey, diving and figure skating contested for the very first time.

The host nation, Great Britain earned the maximum number of medals with 56 gold, 51 silver and 38 bronze. As compared to the two medals won at the 1904 Summer Olympics in St. Louis, the United Kingdom displayed excellence by winning a total of 147 medals. The nations which couldn't earn any medals included Argentina, Switzerland and Turkey. The games also had combination of team of athletes from Australia and New Zealand. This new team was named as Australasia. On the contrary, the UK team also included athletes hailing from Ireland. Moreover, the Finland team, which had been integrated in the Russian Empire, chose to compete as a separate team in the 1908 London Olympics. Initially, the 1908 Summer Games were awarded to Rome, but after apprehensions about the nation's inability to get prepared, the Games were reassigned to London.



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Last Updated : July 25, 2016



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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