>> Aleksandr Ditiatin of the Soviet Union earned 8 gold medals in gymnastics at the 1980 Moscow Games.
>> The first Latin American city to host the Olympic Games was Mexico City in 1968.
>> Emil Zatopek of Czechoslovakia is the only man to win gold medals in the 5000 metres, 10,000 metres as well as the marathon in the same Olympiad.
>> Communist China first time took part in the Games was in 1984 Los Angeles.
>> More athletes than spectators attended the 1900 Paris Games.