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Silver turns Gold

Silver turns Gold

August 6, 1992: Canadian synchronized swimmer Sylvie Fréchette wins silver in the women’s solo event at the Games of the XXV Olympiad in Barcelona due to a judge’s error. In the figures routine, Fréchette was awarded only an 8.7 (instead of a 9.7) by Brazilian judge Ana Maria Da Silveira, who had accidentally pressed the wrong button when scoring the routine. Fréchette would later be awarded a gold medal during a special ceremony 16 months later in Montréal.

 

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History will be made in 2016 when Rio de Janeiro, Brazil hosts the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, marking the first time that a South American country will welcome the world to an Olympic Games. It is also just the third time that the Games will be held in the southern hemisphere, following Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000.

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