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Q: Olympic trivia ( Answered 3 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Olympic trivia
Category: Sports and Recreation > Trivia
Asked by: surreymann-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 28 Aug 2004 12:44 PDT
Expires: 27 Sep 2004 12:44 PDT
Question ID: 393857
In track & field is there any event where the world record has not been beaten
at any time during an olympic games either in qualifying rounds or finals ?

Request for Question Clarification by justaskscott-ga on 28 Aug 2004 21:57 PDT
I can show at least one track and field event where the world record
has not been beaten during the Olympics.  (The track and field events
have changed over the years; I assume that you are asking only about
events that are still competed.)

It would take a fairly long time to check the records of all current
track and field events.  (There are many, especially considering that
the records are separate for men and women.)  However, I can point you
to a database of track and field records, along with the results from
Athens, so that you can check other events.

Would this be a sufficient answer?

Clarification of Question by surreymann-ga on 29 Aug 2004 03:34 PDT
Thanks for your reply justaskscott.Yes i am referring to current
events only rather than old events like the 100 yards or the standing
long jump.A database of athletics records would be sufficient if the
records go back as far as 1896 and if used in conjunction with a
database of Olympic track & field performances. I appreciate this may
take longer to research and as such will increase the value of the
answer to $20.Please let me know if this is satisfactory.
Thanking you in anticipation of a prompt reply.
Subject: Re: Olympic trivia
Answered By: palitoy-ga on 29 Aug 2004 06:12 PDT
Rated:3 out of 5 stars
Hello Surreymann

Thank-you for your question which was an interesting one to research
although quite time consuming!  I never thought it would take so long.
 I have compiled a list below detailing when at least one world record
was set for each event at an Olympic Games.

100m - Seoul 1988
110m hurdles - Athens 2004
200m - Atlanta 1996
400m - Mexico 1968
400m hurdles - Montreal 1976
800m - Montreal 1976
1500m - Rome 1960
5000m - Never
10000m - Munich 1972
Steeplechase - Montreal 1976
4x100m - Barcelona 1992
4x400m - Barcelona 1992
Javelin - Montreal 1976
Shot Put - Never 
Discus - Never
Hammer - Moscow 1980
Long Jump - Mexico 1968
Triple Jump - Mexico 1968
High Jump - Moscow 1980
Pole Vault - Moscow 1980
Decathlon - Los Angeles 1984

100m - Montreal 1976
110m hurdles - Munich 1972
200m - Seoul 1988
400m - Montreal 1976
400m hurdles - Never
800m - Moscow 1980
1500m - Moscow 1980
5000m - Never
10000m - Never
4x100 - Moscow 1980
4x400 - Seoul 1988
High Jump - Munich 1972
Long Jump - Mexico 1968
Pole Vault - Athens 2004
Triple Jump - Never
Javelin - Never
Discus - Rome 1960
Shot Put - Mexico 1968
Hammer - Never
Heptathlon - Seoul 1988

Therefore for the men, 3 events (5000m, Shot Putt and Discus) have
never had their world record set at an Olympic Games.  For the women,
6 events (400m hurdles, 5000m, 10000m, Triple Jump, Javelin and
Hammer) have never had their world record set at an Olympic Games.

These lists were compiled with the use of these lists of progressional
world records and locations/dates of Olympic Games events:

If you have any questions on this subject (or I have missed an event
out that I should have included) please ask for clarification and I
will work on it for you.
surreymann-ga rated this answer:3 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: Olympic trivia
From: gle-ga on 28 Aug 2004 15:12 PDT

You can probably find what you're looking for on this website.
Hope it's what you're looking for,

Subject: Re: Olympic trivia
From: ac67-ga on 30 Aug 2004 08:23 PDT
The shot putt?  I'm picturing someone with a golf club swinging at a
big, heavy metal ball.  Probably a pretty short distance for that

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