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					DID YOU KNOW THAT...Afghanistan sent 5 athletes to the 1988 Olympic
Games, which were held in Seoul, the capital city of South
Korea...Afghanistan is one of the ten poorest countries in the world.DID
YOU KNOW THAT...The People´s Republic of China has won a gold medal
in women´s volleyball two times at the Olympic Games:Los Angeles
(1984) and Athens(2004).DID YOU KNOW THAT...Between September 15 and
October 1, 2000, the Republic of Korea, or South Korea, delegation
participated in the Olympic Games held in Sydney, Australia, winning 8
gold, 10 silver, and 10 bronze medals. Overall the Republic of Korea team
ranked eighth, after the United States, Russia, China, Australia,
Germany, France...DID YOU KNOW THAT...Ahmed Salah was one of the most
famous runners in the 1980s. He was born in Djibouti, a small country in
Africa. Ahmed Salah won the bronze medal in the marathon at the 1988
Seoul Olympics.DID YOU KNOW THAT...The XXVI Summer Olympic Games were
held in Atlanta, Georgia (USA), with 197 nations participating. Brazil
sent 195 athletes to the Games. They returned to Rio de Janeiro with
three gold, three silver, and nine bronze medals.DID YOU KNOW
THAT...India is the world´s second most populous country.
However,India only won 1 bronze medal at the Olympic Games in Atlanta
(USA).DID YOU KNOW THAT...Saudi Arabia sent 9 athletes to the 1992 Summer
Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.DID YOU KNOW THAT...Ghana won the bronze
medal in soccer at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain.DID YOU
KNOW THAT...Pakistan won two gold medals in filed hockey in the Olympic
Games history: Rome(1960) and Mexico City(1968).DID YOU KNOW THAT...The
people´s Republic of China sent 219 athletes to the 1984 Summer
Olympics. In the end, China won 15 gold medals and 32 medals overall.DID
YOU KNOW THAT...The soccer, or football, is the national sport in
Brazil.It won two silver medals in soccer in the Olympic Games: Los
Angeles(1984)and Seoul(1988).DID YOU KNOW THAT...The 1984 Olympic Games
were not boycotted by 12 socialist nations, including Benin, Congo,
China, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Romania,
Yugoslavia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.Nicaragua sent 25 athletes to the XXIII
Summer Olympic Games, which were held in Los Angeles, California
(USA).The Nicaraguan delegation had athletes competing in three
areas:baseball (20),boxing (3),and weighlifting (2).DID YOU KNOW
THAT...Peru competed at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, Canada.Peru
was represented by thirteen sportswomen in Canada.DID YOU KNOW
THAT...Panama sent 7 athletes to the 1972 Olympic Games, which were held
in Munich,West Germany (currently Germany). The Panamanian delegation had
athletes competing in four areas:track and field (1), boxing (2),
wrestling (2),and weighlifting(1).DID YOU KNOW THAT...Argentina has
competed in the Olympic Games 21 times and won a total of 15 gold
medals.DID YOU KNOW THAT...Chile won the bronze medal in football in the
2000 Olympic Games in Sydney,Australia.DID YOU KNOW THAT...Uruguay has
won a bronze medal in men´s basketball two times at the Olympic
Games:Helsinki(1952) and Melbourne(1956).DID YOU KNOW THAT...Taiwan won
the silver medal in baseball in the 1992 Olympic Games in Spain.DID YOU
KNOW THAT...Nigeria sent 33 athletes to the 1984 Olympic Games. Nigeria
finished 33rd position in the final medal rankings, with 2 medals overall

				
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