Bruce Jenner won an Olympic gold medal in the decathlon in 1976 at the Montreal Summer Olympic Games. Jenner retired from competition after the 1976 Olympics.Continue Reading
Jenner's win at the 1976 Olympics was a world record, the third he had set in 2 years. His previous world records were set at the USA-USSR-Poland meet in 1975 and at the 1976 Olympic Trials.
Jenner began competing in the decathlon in 1970 while attending Graceland College in Iowa. At his first Olympic games in 1972 in Munich, Germany, he placed tenth. In 1975, he finished first in the Pan-American Games decathlon.
In 1980, Jenner was inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame.Learn more about Olympics
American Olympic swimmer Michael Fred Phelps II has won 18 gold medals for Olympic swimming events between 2004 and 2012, and a combination of 61 gold medals between the Olympics, World, and Pan-Pacific Championships. He won his first Olympic gold medal in 2004 for the Men's 4x100m Medley Relay.Full Answer >
Throughout the history of the Winter Olympics, teams from Canada have won the most curling gold medals; five in all. The men's teams have won three in a row from 2006 through 2014, and the women's teams have won two; one in 1998 and another in 2014.Full Answer >
Olympians bite their medals to satisfy the photographers at the Olympics. Many photographers at Olympic events believe the shot of Olympians biting their medals to be an iconic shot that they must have.Full Answer >
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