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10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Olympics

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Olympics

Olympic Games has a very long history and is currently the biggest sporting event in the world. These are some interesting things you didn’t know about Olympics.

1. Most Watched TV Event In The History

London Olympic 2012, was the most watched TV event in the history. More than 219.4 million people watched it in America alone.
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2. A long journey

In 2012 Olympics, the torch traveled 8000 miles around the UK which is more than twice the width of the United States.
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3. Underwater

The Olympic torch is designed for rugged terrain and was even taken underwater passed the Great Barrier Reef during the 2000 Olympics in Australia.
27 Jun 2000: Wendy Craig-Duncan a Marine Biologist on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia, carries the Sydney Olympic torch underwater at Agincourt Reef, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia. Mandatory Credit: Adam Pretty/ALLSPORT
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4. Lots of competition

In 2012 Olympics, 10,500 athletes participated.
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5. Barriers to entry

In order for a sport to be included in the Olympics it must be practiced by men in 75 countries on at least 4 continents and by women in 40 countries on at least 3 continents.
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6. Logo Cost

The logo for the 2012 London Olympics cost 400,000 english pounds (About 4 crore INR).
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7. Silver was number one

At the first Olympics in 1896 the winners were crowned with silver. It was only later that the gold medals was introduced.
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8. 3 Continents

Africa, South America, and Antarctica are the only continents where the Olympics have never been held although that will change in 2016 when Rio de Janeiro hosts the summer Olympics.
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9. Girls in the ring

Females fighters in the boxing ring for the first time ever in 2012 London Olympics.

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10. London breaks a record

London is the first city ever chosen to host the modern Olympics three times.
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