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Are World Records set in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics not considered Olympic records?

Those are Olympic records. They're both World Records (WRs) and the Olympics Records (ORs). A WR set in the Olympics is a WR and an OR. WRs are not bounded to the Olympics and so can happen at other ...
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What is the record for the most family members competing in the same Olympic Games?

The record for the most siblings in the same Olympic Games is 4. This happened when the four brothers Luis Adrián, Jorge, José and Roberto Tamés from Mexico competed as two 2-man bobsleigh teams at ...
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Have two generations of one family ever won a medal at the same Olympics?

Yes, here's an example: Alfred and his father Oscar Swahn (Sweden) - 1912, shooting, team gold. Oscar is particularly interesting, "At 64 years of age, he became the oldest gold medalist ever, which ...
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What is the record for the most family members competing in the same Olympic Games?

Another example of four siblings in the same Olympics is the Belgian Borlée family during the 2016 Rio olympics. The brothers Jonathan, Kevin and Dylan participated in the 4x400m relay, taking fourth ...
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If a swimmer breaks a record in a medley event, does the record count towards the individual event or the medley event?

This is clear in the rules of swimming. For example, take the USA Swimming (official web site) rules, which follow from FINA. In section 102.24, Timing Rules one finds: 102.24 TIMING RULES ...
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Greatest comeback in 2nd leg match

This question was a subject of much interest following Barcelona's 4-0 hammering at PSG in the Round of 16 stage of the Champions League in February 2017. While this question looks for the greatest ...
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Quickest goal scored in each World Cup edition

This is a community wiki post with a partial answer. If you have can add some missing information or additional sources, go ahead and edit this post. The statistics below should be taken with caution....
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Player who score 200 in t20 games?

Nobody has scored 200 in an international, IPL, or T20 Blast match, with the top scorer in a major T20 match being Chris Gayle, who scored 175 for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in an IPL match. ...
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Longest time between ATP or WTA #1?

Longest time span between the First and Last time at #1 (ATP) Roger Federer was first ranked at the top of the ATP Rankings on February 2nd, 2004. The last time he was promoted to the top of the ATP ...
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Players with 300 or more goals in top flight domestic league (European clubs)

I think this could be a reliable list, but maybe not exact, of players with more goals in the top flight domestic leagues in the world. I only consider goals in national leagues but I don´t consider ...
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Is it true that a sprinter ran the 100m in 21.73 seconds in a World Championship?

Yes, the story is true. Here is a video showing the race (at timecode 5:51). As you can see, Kim Collins (at lane 7: it is him indeed, cf. the IAAF official results, heat #5) makes a normal start, but ...
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Fastest opening goal of a FIFA World Cup

Here is an answer listing times of first goals in FIFA World Cups. It is community wiki, feel free to edit it - correct mistakes, add more sources, etc. 2022: Valencia 16' 2018: Gazinsky 12' 2014: ...
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What is the most number of times two teams met in a season?

There have been 7 El Clásicos played between Real Madrid and Barcelona during the 2010/11 season in 4 different tournaments: 2010/11 La Liga: 29.Nov.2010 BAR 5 - 0 RMA 16.Apr.2011 RMA 1 - 1 BAR ...
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Lowest score that has never scored by a batsman in an innings?

For Tests and ODIs, Fillet's answer is correct: The lowest score that has never been scored in a Test innings remains 229, which is also the lowest score never achieved in any international, and the ...
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Highest runs scored by the lowest scoring batsman in a full innings in test cricket

The highest low score of an innings in Test matches is 12. As can be seen in the screenshot, this low score has been made on two occasions. The first was by India in the first Test against New ...
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WR Line while swimming

I'm pretty sure it shows the world record pace, rather than the position of the holder at that point in the race - i.e. it advances at a constant speed. Unless the TV company had exact positional data ...
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Is Roger Federer's 65 consecutive Grand Slams a record?

Roger Federer's 65 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments (2001 US Open - 2016 Australian Open) was indeed a record at the time of posting this question. Since then he was surpassed by Feliciano López ...
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Footballers with most free kicks scored

# Player Goals 1 Juninho Pernambucano 77 2 Pelé 70 3 Víctor Legrotaglie 66 3 Ronaldinho Gaúcho 66 5 Lionel Messi 65 5 David Beckham 65 7 Diego Armando Maradona 62 7 Zico 62 9 Cristiano ...
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Greatest number of own goals in Europe

For the Premier League it is Richard Dunne Source For the Bundesliga there are two players who are tied: Manfred Kaltz & Nikolce Noveski Source from the Bundesliga Website For La Liga the top ...
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Most number of extra-time Goals

In Coupe Gambardella (U19 Men's French cup); [round of 64 and round of 32] 12 goals in extra time: Douai SC-Amiens SC: 0-0 to 0-12 Coupe Gambardella 1998-99 10 goals in extra time: Besançon RC-...
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Player who score 200 in t20 games?

Dhanuka Pathirana scores 277 in a Lancashire's Saddleworth League. The match seems played in 2007 seems Austerlands - Droylsden (366-3) another source - another source
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Greatest comeback in 2nd leg match

For UEFA competitions, 1 - 1961/62 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup first round FC La Chaux-de-Fonds 6-2 Leixões SC Leixões SC 5-0 FC La Chaux-de-Fonds 2 - 1984/85 UEFA Cup second round Queens Park Rangers FC ...
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Why was Eliud Kipchoge's time from Nike's Breaking2 not a world record?

The fundamental reason for Kipchoge's time not "counting" as a record is the nature of the Breaking2 project. Speculation about the possibility of a sub-2-hour marathon in the past focused on the ...
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Which team has the longest time not winning the top flight league championship?

Preston North End last won the English Football League in 1890, 127 years ago.
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What's the highest number of points without winning the Premier League?

According to Wikipedia, it is: Most points in a season without winning the league: 97, Liverpool (2018–19) It's not surprising since the record for most points is 100, only three higher (by ...
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Players with 400 or more goals in all club competitions (European clubs)

Posting a probably incomplete list as a CW answer. (So that other users can improve it.) Where the statistics on various sites are different, the numbers given here follow Wikipedia. # Player Goals ...
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What is the biggest comeback recorded in competitive international soccer matches?

A real pity there aren't more complete databases out there, we Americans are spoiled with sites like http://basketball-reference.com/ for our sports. I searched and searched. But only came upon list ...
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