…that when Liu Shaolin Sándor crossed the finish line in the Olympic Short Track Speed Skating 5000 Meter Relay, Hungary secured its first ever Olympic Winter Games gold medal? In addition, he along with his teammates Burján Csaba, Knoch Viktor, and Liu Shaoang (his brother) set an Olympic record for the event! Gratulálunk!!!
…that Hungary ranks 8th all-time in the Olympics (including the Summer events) for most gold medals, with 175 total? In fact, it is the most gold medals for any country that hasn’t hosted the games!
…that the biological father of American Chess Hero Bobby Fischer was a Hungarian physicist? Paul Neményi was considered an international expert in the related fields of static electricity, fluid dynamics, hydrology and hydraulics, organization of mechanics, and methods of research in investigating mechanics. Bobby Fischer is best remembered for defeating the Russian, Boris Spassky in 1972 in a much-publicized battle for World Chess Champion, in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Paul Soos is a member of the Editorial Board of Magyar News Online, a lay reader at St. Ladislaus R.C. Church in South Norwalk, CT, and a student at the Magyar Studies Hungarian School in Fairfield. He is a former U.S. Air Force Officer.