kk's little known facts about the Olympics

And also a thread to just enjoy London 2012

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Plum    pirate
15/07/2012 at 18:34

The last Olympic gold medals that were made entirely out of gold were awarded in 1912.

Plum    pirate
15/07/2012 at 18:48

 The Olympic Oath states, "In the name of all competitors, I promise that we shall take part in these Olympic Games, respecting and abiding by the rules that govern them, in the true spirit of sportsmanship, for the glory of sport and the honor of our teams."


and no drugs

Plum    pirate
15/07/2012 at 19:03

talking about doves.......

 

..................Pigeon shooting was one of the sports on the program in Paris in 1900. Unortunately this shooting event was short lived. (Would have been bloody marvellous for London) It was the only time animals were killed on purpose during an Olympic event

Plum    pirate
15/07/2012 at 19:05

only two female competitors were deemed not to have to submit to a sex test at the 1976 Summer Olympics was Princess Anne of the UK, who was competing as a member of the UK equestrian team and as a Royal it was deemed unnapropriate and kk because it was bloody obvious she had a dick  :--0. 

15/07/2012 at 21:44

Another (albeit well known) fact is the GB team used to have male middle distance runners who get in to finals and be competitive!!!

yeo
15/07/2012 at 21:57

That's got to be bollox, Grendel

More athletes than spectators attended the 1900 Paris Olympic Games.

yeo
15/07/2012 at 21:59

Great Britain is the only nation to have won at least one gold medal at every Summer Games.

yeo
15/07/2012 at 22:05

Bloody hell, among the discontinued sports is Duelling Pistol

Presumably the silver medal is awarded posthumously?

15/07/2012 at 22:16

Britain are the reigning Olympic tug of war champions having won it in 1908, the last year it was held

15/07/2012 at 22:28
The 1900 Games included a 200m swimming obstacle race. We won the bronze medal. Two obstacles to swim/climb over and one to swim under.
16/07/2012 at 06:27

The Greeks are always the first team out in the Opening Ceremony parade.

 

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 !!

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
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
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