LET THE GAMES (ATHLETICS) BEGIN - RIO DE JANEIRO (GBR): The athletics is here, the number one sport of the Games. We have the same number of events (47) as in London. In London 4 World records were registered (before that Beijing: 5, Athens: 2, Sydney: 0 (first games without WR since 1948), Atlanta: 2, also 5 WR in Seoul 1988 and 6 WR in Moscow 1980). London Olympics results level was far higher than at previous two Olympics. Based on All-Athletics.com scoring London got 195 146 points over Beijing 191 749 and Athens 190 871. World leading mark was achieved 30 times.