History of swimming at the Olympics

NZ Newswire Updated July 5, 2012, 10:59 am

HISTORY OF SWIMMING AT THE OLYMPICS

Swimming has featured at every modern summer Olympic Games.

Women's events were introduced at the Stockholm 1912 Games.

At the first few modern Games, swimming events were held in open water.

The rules were formalised in 1908, when the London Games staged the first Olympic Swimming competition to be held in a pool.

The 1924 Paris Olympics were the first to use the standard 50 metre pool with marked lanes.

The United States has dominated swimming winning 214 gold medals, with Australia the second most successful nation with 56.

Swimming ranks sixth on the most prolific Olympic sports for New Zealand with three golds a silver and three bronze medals.

Danyon Loader is our most successful Olympic swimmer - winning gold in the 200m and 400m freestyle events in Atlanta to go with his silver in the 200m butterfly four years earlier.

Rugby

Results

2013/14 Aviva Premiership (ENG)

2014 Super Rugby Tournament

2013/14 Aviva Premiership (ENG)

Schedule

2014 Super Rugby Tournament

7:35pm NZST Fri, 18th April
9:40pm NZST Fri, 18th April
7:35pm NZST Sat, 19th April
9:40pm NZST Sat, 19th April
1:00am NZST Sun, 20th April

2013/14 Aviva Premiership (ENG)

6:45am NZST Sat, 19th April

League

Results

2014 NRL Premiership Season

2014 NRL National Youth Competition

2014 NRL Premiership Season

Schedule

2014 English Super League

7:00am NZST Fri, 18th April
7:00am NZST Fri, 18th April
7:00am NZST Fri, 18th April

2014 NRL National Youth Competition

3:45pm NZST Fri, 18th April

Tennis

Schedule

2013 Davis Cup 1st Rnd - KAZ v AUT

2:00am NZDT Sun, 3rd February

2013 Davis Cup World Group I 1st Rnd - TPE v AUS

2:00am NZDT Sun, 3rd February

2013 Fed Cup 1st Rnd - CZE v AUS

2:00am NZDT Sat, 9th February
2:00am NZDT Sun, 10th February

2013 Fed Cup 1st Rnd - ITA v USA

2:00am NZDT Sat, 9th February

2013 Open 13

2:00am NZDT Fri, 22nd February
2:00am NZDT Fri, 22nd February

Football

Results

2013/14 Spanish La Liga

2013/14 French Ligue 1

Lyon 1 - 0 Paris SG (FT)

2013/14 Italian Serie A

Schedule

2013/14 Australian A-League

18 April 9:30pm

2013/14 English League Championship

Blackburn vs. Yeovil

19 April 2:00am

Bournemouth vs. Sheff Wed

19 April 2:00am

Blackpool vs. Burnley

19 April 2:00am