The largest and heaviest medals ever awarded to medal winners at an Olympics was at the 1936 Winter Games in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. They were 100 millimetres in diameter, four millimetres thick and weighed 342 grams. Norway finished top of the medals table with a total of 15, including seven gold, easily ahead of the host nation Germany, who won six, three of them gold.
October 27 - A row has broken out over the budget for the 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei with the Council in the Taiwanese capital being accused of misusing public funding and guilt of extravagant spending on the event.
With Glasgow 2014 fast approaching, Commonwealth Games England chief executive Adam Paker looks forward to the challenges and opportunities that await the nation both on the sports field and off it in terms of growth and future Games bids. Mike Rowbottom reports