And also a thread to just enjoy London 2012
The only equipment allowed in synchronised swimming is a swimsuit, gelatine and a nose clip.
... and trowel for obligatory scary makeup application !!
Boxing and wrestling are the only two sports where ALL the competitors are still amateurs.
Aren't they amateur in athletics strictly speaking?
The Olympic stadium track is made from 3.5 million recycled fizzy drink bottles
Bananas aren't allowed in the olympic stadium because they can be mistaken at distance for the shape of a gun.
That last one might be bullcrap
Women have rhythmic gymnastics which the men don't have?
I know someone who's in the opening ceremony!
If you rearrange the letters in the next host city you get "OR I"
Ah ha Rio
Ok these aren't facts but predictions... Tom Daley won't win gold, our cycling team will do well. Paula won't get on the podium...
This mornings BBC Breakfast taught me that the bread the US team had shipped in (see by 'ecks post) was actually illegal in the UK because it was of such high quality. . . .
The first British man to win 3 gold medals at one Olympic games was Henry Taylor from my hometown of Oldham. The record stood for about 100 years until Chris Hoy equalled it in 2008.
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