With the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 in action, we are forced to review the history of the competition. Then, the six least favorite teams that surprised and took the gold medal …
Thanks to two goals from Oribe Peralta in the final against Brazil, Mexico’s national team won the 2012 London Olympics gold medal, which, up to now, is the highest award in Aztec history.
The Nigerian Super Eagles, led by Okocha and Kanu, made history at the 1996 Olympics: they became the first country in Africa to carry the golden soccer medal.
After Deyna’s double, Poland defeated Hungary 2-0 and took the gold medal of the Olympics Germany 1972. This triumph was an emotional and soccer injection in the face of one of the best performances in the World Cup two years later.
After the aftermath of World War II, the Olympic Games returned to London in 1948 and the ball spun. Far from being made for an English victory, Sweden surprised and won the gold medal, the first – and so far only – in their history in football, by defeating Yugoslavia 3-1 at the Empire Stadium.
With Svoboda’s goal, Czechoslovakia surprised mighty Germany and won the final of the Olympic Games Moscow 1980. It was the first and only time the country embraced gold.
The youth of Kameni and Etoo. Geremi’s lungs in the middle. And the drive of an entire town. Cameroon, for these reasons, was champion of the 2000 Olympic Games. “We didn’t go to Sydney to win. We went for the adventure.”said forward Patrick Suffo over the course of the contest. And what an adventure he took …