What does OR stand for?

Olympic record

OR stands for Olympic Record. This term is used to denote a record set at either the summer or winter Olympic games. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) officially recognizes these records for every specific event that takes place during the Olympics.

OR is not to be confused with WR, which stands for World Record. While both terms refer to record-breaking performances, an OR must be set during the actual Olympic games. This can often be a more challenging feat due to the added pressure of the global stage.

The term OR is commonly seen when an athlete is trying to break the existing Olympic record. Renowned athletes who have set ORs include the likes of Carl Lewis from the United States, Bob Beamon from the United States, and Florence Griffith Joyner from the United States.

Example for using ‘OR’ in a conversation

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Yes! It was amazing! πŸ₯‡

I know, right? That was a new OR! πŸŽ‰

I couldn’t believe how fast they ran! πŸ’¨