Olympic Home Cooking

September 13, 1988

History says that South Korea will do well at its Games. Except
for Britain in 1948, Finland in '52 and Canada in '76, every host
nation has won more gold than it did at either the previous or the
following Games. (No figure is provided in the Next column for
Germany in 1936; no German team competed in the subsequent Olympics,
1948. The same is true of Canada in '76 and the U.S.S.R. in '80,
because they boycotted the next Games.)

CHART: YEAR HOST COUNTRY GOLD MEDALS WON
PREVIOUS HOST NEXT

1896 Greece (Athens) 10 0
1900 France (Paris) 5 30 0
1904 U.S. (St. Louis) 19 81 12
1906 Greece (Athens) 1 8 0
1908 Britain (London) 8 56 10
1912 Sweden (Stockholm) 8 24 19
1920 Belgium (Antwerp) 2 14 0
1924 France (Paris) 9 14 6
1928 Netherlands (Amsterdam) 4 6 2
1932 U.S. (Los Angeles) 22 41 24
1936 Germany (Berlin) 3 33 --
1948 Britain (London) 4 3 1
1952 Finland (Helsinki) 8 6 3
1956 Australia (Melbourne) 6 13 8
1960 Italy (Rome) 8 13 10
1964 Japan (Tokyo) 4 16 11
1968 Mexico (Mexico City) 0 3 0
1972 W. Germany (Munich) 5 13 10
1976 Canada (Montreal) 0 0 --
1980 U.S.S.R. (Moscow) 49 80 --
1984 U.S. (Los Angeles) -- 83 ?
1988 South Korea (Seoul) 6 ? ?
CREDIT: NO CREDIT
CAPTION: NO CAPTION
DESCRIPTION: Olympic gold medals won by host country at its Games
and at Games immediately previous and immediately following.

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)