kk's little known facts about the Olympics

And also a thread to just enjoy London 2012

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kittenkat    pirate
17/07/2012 at 06:39

The only equipment allowed in synchronised swimming is a swimsuit, gelatine and a nose clip.

17/07/2012 at 06:44

 ... and trowel for obligatory scary makeup application !!



Boxing and wrestling are the only two sports where ALL the competitors are still amateurs.


kittenkat    pirate
17/07/2012 at 06:46

Aren't they amateur in athletics strictly speaking?

17/07/2012 at 07:07

The Olympic stadium track is made from 3.5 million recycled fizzy drink bottles

kittenkat    pirate
17/07/2012 at 07:15

Bananas aren't allowed in the olympic stadium because they can be mistaken at distance for the shape of a gun.


17/07/2012 at 07:16
Now that women are allowed to box, all disciplines are for men and women. (synchronized swimming is one of the swimming events so doesn't count)
kittenkat    pirate
17/07/2012 at 07:16

That last one might be bullcrap

17/07/2012 at 17:58
KK, my fact was true. I got it off Blue Peter
17/07/2012 at 18:15

Women have rhythmic gymnastics which the men don't have?

I know someone who's in the opening ceremony!

17/07/2012 at 18:51
Part of the gymnastics discipline
17/07/2012 at 22:45

If you rearrange the letters in the next host city you get "OR I"  

17/07/2012 at 22:56

Ah ha Rio 

kittenkat    pirate
19/07/2012 at 17:44

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...

19/07/2012 at 17:47
The last time London hosted the Olympics we still had food rationing. Athletes from all countries had to bring their own food. Some British athletes buddied up with competitors from other countries so they could get stuff that wasn't available on rationing.
19/07/2012 at 18:57

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. . . . 

23/07/2012 at 13:31

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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