- The archery competition was all about the Koreans. They won the men's and women's team competitions which, along with the other archery events, took place at Panathinaiko Stadium - the first stadium to host a modern Olympics.

- In badminton, China won 3 of 5 events, the women's singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. The men's singles was won by Indonesia and doubles by Korea. But the best thing about badminton is that Gothamist can say, "shuttlecock, shuttlecock, shuttlecock."

- The kayak and canoe competitions took place on a salt water course, the first time in the Olympics. The water is pumped onto the man-made course from the Aegean Sea. France won both the men's K1 (one person kayak) and the C1 (one person canoe). Slovakia won the men's C2 and Australia won the women's K1.

- In road cycling, two Americans won medals in the time trials, Tyler Hamilton and Bobby Julich won gold and bronze respectively. Lance Armstrong, who won the Tour de France was not on the team, while Hamilton and Julich both raced in the Tour and the Olympics. It should be noted that neither Hamilton or Julich finished the Tour, both pulling out after injury.

- The Japanese threw their opponents all over the place, winning 8 of the 14 gold medals available in the judo event. Not surprising of the country that invented jujitsu, the sport that judo is derived from.

- In the camp activity turned Olympic sport, a Ukrainian won the men's trampoline competition while a German won the women's competition. Gothamist will assume that Olympic trampoline is nothing like camp but a much more physically challenging activity.