Olympic goal [Edit]

In football, a goal scored directly from a corner kick is sometimes called an Olympic goal. The name dates from 1924, the year in which such goals first become allowed by the football rules. Argentina’s Cesáreo Onzari scored such a goal against Uruguay, which had been crowned Olympic champions earlier in the year. The term is therefore particularly common in South America/Spanish.

The first time such an Olympic goal was scored at the Olympics was in 2012, when US player Megan Rapinoe netted a corner kick in the semi-final match against Canada.