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Russia at the Olympics
Sat, 2017-Nov-04 21:54 UTC
Length - 2:33
Welcome to random Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of a random Wikipedia page every day.
Our random article today is Russia at the Olympics.
Russia has competed at the modern Olympic Games on many occasions, but as different nations in its history. As the Russian Empire, the nation first competed at the 1900 Games, and returned again in 1908 and 1912. After the Russian revolution in 1917, and the subsequent establishment of the Soviet Union in 1922, it would be thirty years until Russian athletes once again competed at the Olympics, as the Soviet Union at the 1952 Summer Olympics. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia competed as part of the Unified Team in 1992, and finally returned once again as Russia at the 1994 Winter Olympics.
The Russian Olympic Committee was created in 1991 and recognized in 1993. The Soviet Union hosted the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, and Russia hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
In six appearances Russian athletes have won a total of 427 medals at the Summer Olympic Games and another 122 at the Winter Olympic Games. Over the most recent twelve Games (since 1994), Russia's 549 total medals, including 197 gold medals, are second only to the United States.
All Summer and Winter Olympic medals of the Soviet Union and the Russian Empire were inherited by Russia, but not combined together with the medal count of the Russian Federation.
This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 21:54 UTC on Saturday, 04 November 2017.
For the full current version of the article, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russia_at_the_Olympics.
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