kk's little known facts about the Olympics

And also a thread to just enjoy London 2012

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kittenkat    pirate
16/07/2012 at 06:27

The medals at London are going to be the biggest yet, 85mm in diameter and weighing up to 400g.

 

16/07/2012 at 06:30
kittenkat wrote (see)

The medals at London are going to be the biggest yet, 85mm in diameter and weighing up to 400g.

 

some right massive bling innit !!

kittenkat    pirate
16/07/2012 at 06:37
Bruce C wrote (see)
kittenkat wrote (see)

The medals at London are going to be the biggest yet, 85mm in diameter and weighing up to 400g.

 

some right massive bling innit !!

It's nearly 1lb, getting a bit much no?

kittenkat    pirate
16/07/2012 at 06:44

Tallest Olympian = 7ft 6, basketball

Shortest =4ft 5 gymnast (who only weighed 4st 10)

16/07/2012 at 13:07
kittenkat wrote (see)
Bruce C wrote (see)
kittenkat wrote (see)

The medals at London are going to be the biggest yet, 85mm in diameter and weighing up to 400g.

 

some right massive bling innit !!

It's nearly 1lb, getting a bit much no?

It's being organised by a bunch of blokes - what else could we expect?

Lee the Pea    pirate
16/07/2012 at 14:07
kittenkat wrote (see)
Bruce C wrote (see)
kittenkat wrote (see)

The medals at London are going to be the biggest yet, 85mm in diameter and weighing up to 400g.

 

some right massive bling innit !!

It's nearly 1lb, getting a bit much no?

I hope they'll be attached to chains with MASSIVE chain-links, to make it really street, innit

like this:

http://www.inaccessory.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Michael-Kors-Jewelry-Chain-Link-Necklace.jpg

 

Edited: 16/07/2012 at 14:09
Lee the Pea    pirate
16/07/2012 at 14:12

I just googled massive medals, and this pic came up....

http://jackmax2.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/medals.jpg

 

16/07/2012 at 15:04

I'm guessing here, but I think that there are rules about what should be on the medals - given that all the previous summer games medals are remarkably alike!

Some woman with a couple of sheafs of corn waving a laurel wreath, and/or a bunch or blokes lifting someone up.

In fact, from 1928 to 1968 the medals are all practically identical.

It's just as well, or goodness knows what the people who came up with that hideous logo and the truly awful mascots would have put on them.

Edited: 16/07/2012 at 15:06
kittenkat    pirate
16/07/2012 at 18:00
Wilkie wrote (see)

I'm guessing here, but I think that there are rules about what should be on the medals - given that all the previous summer games medals are remarkably alike!

Some woman with a couple of sheafs of corn waving a laurel wreath, and/or a bunch or blokes lifting someone up.

In fact, from 1928 to 1968 the medals are all practically identical.

It's just as well, or goodness knows what the people who came up with that hideous logo and the truly awful mascots would have put on them.

Woah wait, kk's amazing and going to get very boring facts, can answer that...

kittenkat    pirate
16/07/2012 at 18:02

The medals have to be a minimum of 6cm in diameter and 3mm thick... For a start.

16/07/2012 at 18:09

Astroturf was introduced to Olympic hockey in 1976.

16/07/2012 at 18:23

The sand for the beach volleyball course has been collected from Blackpool and tripled filtered to ensure its as pure as possible

yeo
16/07/2012 at 19:36

By the hideous logo do you mean Lisa Simpson giving a blow job?

 

Edited: 16/07/2012 at 19:36
yeo
16/07/2012 at 19:40
Edited: 16/07/2012 at 19:41
yeo
16/07/2012 at 19:42

I post it if I cuffin' could

16/07/2012 at 20:45

http://media.ticketmaster.com/og/en-gb/img/sys/tournament/london2012/london2012-logo.gif

 

yeo
16/07/2012 at 21:08

That's the one

16/07/2012 at 21:11

It's alive!

Canada didn't win any gold medals when they hosted the games at Montreal and I think they might be the only country that has happened to.

Plum    pirate
16/07/2012 at 22:48

Motor boating was an official sport at the 1908 Olympics.

Lee the Pea    pirate
16/07/2012 at 23:14

Is waterboarding the new 2012 version?

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