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.
Olympic modern pentathlon medallist Joël Bouzou founded the global Peace and Sport initiative in 2007 based on his passion for uniting humanity in harmony through sport but also on science fact. Since then much good work has been done but the goal now is to convince Governments across the globe that they have to use sport as a solution. Mike Rowbottom reports.