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    Talking men's events only, simply because the women have too many "new" events that confuse things on that side. How many men's events have never produced a WR during Olympic Games competition?

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    Discus is the only one? Unless you count 1896, where throws were from current ring size (but 20' short of previous throws from larger rings)

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      Men's 20km walk...?

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          Men's 50km walk...?

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            >5000m?

            Hannes Kolehmainen broke the 5,000m WR at the 1912 Games.

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                >>Men's 50km walk...?

                Jon, I think you're right - This site's record page
                >indicates that Abdon Pamich (Italy) broke the 50km Walk WR at the Tokyo Games,
                >but I think this is wrong, as it was only an OR.


                Yep, it was only an OR. Pamich set the WR in 1960 (4:03:02), but only finished 3rd in the OG that year.

                He then went on to win the '64 OG in 4:11:13, even though by that time, Mikhail Lavrov had lowered the record to 4:00:50.

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                    bf is right. The discus is the only men's event where a WR has not been set in the Olympics.

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                        >Perhaps you could enlighten me as to when (ie. in which Olympics) the long and
                        >short Walks' World Records were broken?



                        I can envision the reply now....

                        "The walks records were world BESTS and not world RECORDS"....

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                            Did not Bautista set a 20K record in Montreal in 1976?

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                              >Jon,

                              That may be true, but surely that 'excuse' would only be of some use if
                              >it were to dispel a performance set at an OG, which was only recognised as a
                              >World 'Best' and not a Record?

                              It does not help the converse case, and to my
                              >knowledge, neither a World Best, nor a World Record has ever been set in either
                              >(any) of the walks at an Olympic Games, and we now have recognised WRs in these
                              >events, so the question must still stand...



                              I completely agree. I was just trying to pre-empt what some picky people may give as an excuse.

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