Random Sports Facts
Basketball became an official Olympic event in Berlin, Germany in 1936.
Formula One drivers experience forces up to 5G when taking sharp corners — meaning they experience a lateral force of about five times their own weight.
For the men, the first gold medal in soccer was awarded at the Athens Olympics in 1896 to Great Britain. For the women the first gold medal for soccer came much later in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics where the United States won gold.