Did you know- Many national athletes have become well known in the world since the 1990s: Halil Mutlu (weightlifting), Ramazan Sahin (wrestling), Taner Sagir (weightlifting), Huseyin Ozkan (judo), Nurcan Taylan (weightlifting), Elvan Abeylegesse (athletics), Hamza Yerlikaya (wrestling), Naim Suleymanoglu (weightlifting), Malik Beyleroglu (boxing), and Mahmut Demir (wrestling).
1948 Summer Games
Did you know- In the Olympic Games in naim mu-so Britain in the late 1940s, the team of Turkey took seventh place in unofficial team standings, behind America, Sweden, France, Hungary, Italy, and Finland.
Did you know- Surprisingly, the men's basketball team came in sixth place in the World Championships in Japan in 2006, ahead of Australia, Italy, and Brazil. Four years ago, Turkey also took part in the global competition in Indianapolis (Indiana, United States). During that event, on September 7, 2002, the Turkish team made history when they beat Russia -former USSR- 91-86. On the other hand, Turkey - Ankara, Izmir, Kayseri, and Istanbul-- will be host to the 2010 FIBA World Championships
Atlanta Summer Games
Did you know- At the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia (USA), the Olympic team of Turkey placed 19th in the tally of gold medals (in the unofficial point scoring of nations), with six medals (4 gold), outpacing Canada, Brazil, Japan, and the United Kingdom. Twelve years ago, at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, California, it had finished 38th in the medal count, with two bronze medals. By 1988 the Olympic team from Turkey reached 27th place in Seoul, South Korea.
World University Games
Did you know- Between August 11 and August 22, 2005, Izmir (Turkey's third largest city) hosted the World University Games -the world's third largest multi-sport event. There were 170 nations and territories in the international games.The local team finished 8th in the medal count, with 27 medals ( 10 gold, 11 silver, and 6 bronze), ahead of Taiwan, Italy, France, and Germany. The international event had served to put it on the world map of great cities. On the other hand, the Winter Universiade will be held in the nation (Erzurum) in 2011.
Did you know- Since the 1990s, Turkey has been known for having athletes from Africa, Europe, and Asia: Naim Suleymanoglu (Bulgaria), Elvan Abeylegesse (Ethiopia), Natalia Nasaridze (Georgia), Halil Mutlu (Bulgaria), Anzhela Atroshchenko-Kinet (Belarus), and Ebru Kavaklioglu (Russia).
1980 Moscow Games
Did you know- For political reasons, the National Olympic Committee declined to compete in the Summer Olympics in the Soviet Union in the early 80s.
Did you know- The squad from Turkey improved on its 11st place finish at the Switzerland 1954 World Tournament to win the nation's first bronze medal in the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Asia, behind Brazil and Germany. There were celebrations for Turkey, after the national team won the medal. In the bronze-medal game, Turkey defeated South Korea -the local squad- 3-2. In the first round, the national team lost 2-1 to Brazil. On June 9, 2002, Turkey tied with Costa Rica 1-1. Then, they routed China 3-0 naim mu-so in Seoul, and qualified for the next round. On June 18, 2002, Turkey defeated Japan 1-0 and then beat Senegal 1-0. In the semi-finals, once again, they lost 1-0 to Brazil.
Did you know- At the 2007 World University Games in Bangkok (Thailand), the men's volleyball team gained gold, followed by Canada (silver medal), and the United States (bronze medal).