Coca-Cola's Olympic Games heritage stretches back to 1928 - these fun facts are about just some of the quirky and interesting things that have happened along the way!

If you want to more know more, take a look back at landmark moments from Coca-Cola's history with the Olympic Games.

1936: from the boat to the boardroom

J Paul Austin, a Harvard University undergraduate, competed in the Berlin 1936 Olympic Games for the USA’s Rowing Team. He went on to become none other than the president of The Coca-Cola Company in 1962, eventually becoming chairman of the board in 1970.

1952: first glimpse of a helicopter

Our bottlers in Norway provided excited Oslo residents with their first whirling glimpse of a helicopter at the 1952 Olympic Winter Games.

1968: out of this world...

At the Mexico City 1968 Olympic Games, Coca-Cola vendors wore special backpack dispensers. Their futuristic look led to spectators nicknaming them 'astronauts'!

1976: horsing around

As a gift to the host country, we purchased a horse and donated it to the Canadian Equestrian Team for the Montreal 1976 Olympic Games.

1980: the world meets Kobot!

We introduced the world to the first figure-skating robot. Kobot was the star of a fundraising tour for the United States Olympic Committee, held in the lead-up to the Lake Placid 1980 Olympic Winter Games.

1994: a familiar face

The Coca-Cola Polar Bear was one of the stars of our advertising for the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympics– and became one of the world’s most popular winter sports celebrities.

2004 and 2008: around the world with the Olympic Flame

As Presenting Partner of the Olympic Torch Relay, we were involved in the first two relays to travel around the world: Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008.