THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT THE OLYMPICS
Added on: 5th Dec 2014
A BLOODY PAST
The Ancient Olympics were much bloodier and deadlier
than today with some boxers even wearing gloves spiked
with sharp nails.
THE FIRST MODERN OLYMPICS
The first modern Olympics was held in 1896 in Athens,
THE PRICE TAG TODAY
The 2012 Olympic stadium cost £537 million.
GOOSE FEATHERS GALORE
It takes 16 goose feathers to make each badminton
shuttlecock, with the best feathers apparently coming from
the goose’s left wing.
Since the birth of modern Olympics roughly 100 years ago,
Americans have won over half the total amount of Olympic
GOLD MEDAL VS PIE
Although an Olympic gold medal seems valuable its really only
worth about £450, which is supposedly only half the price of the
most expensive pie ever made. In case you’re wondering you can
find this record breaking pie at Fence Gate Inn, in
Although it comes with its share of sprained ankles and broken
shins, for every Olympic football match there are an average of
11 fake injuries.
LONDON BREAKS A RECORD
London is the first city ever chosen to host the modern
Olympics three times.
GIRLS IN THE RING
The 2012 Olympic games included female fighters in the
boxing ring for the first time ever.