Interesting Olympic game facts, which you would like to know!
The Olympic flag represents every country in the world. The rings represent the five continents (America, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania) and the colors represent every single flag of every country in the world contains at least one of those colors: yellow, green, red, black, and blue.
Americaís James Connolly asked for leave from Harvard to compete in the 1896 games, but Harvard denied his request. He had to drop out of his course to attend the games, where he placed first in the triple jump. Later, Harvard offered him an honorary degree, but Connolly refused it.
The first athlete suspended from the Olympics was Swedish pentathlete Hans-Gunnar Liljenwall tested positive for alcohol in the 1968 games, which was against the rules at the time. Currently, alcohol will only disqualify an athlete at a blood alcohol level of over 0.1 in sports where it would be dangerous, such as archery.
American marathon runner Fred Lorz was disqualified for riding in a car during the race. During the 1904 games in St. Louis, Lorz sneakily hitched a ride in a car for most of the race, then ran the last four miles.
Ethiopian runner Abebe Bikila was the first black athlete to win gold in the Olympics marathon event did it barefoot.
Olympic gold medalist Muhammad Ali was terrified of flying, so he wore a parachute during his flight to the 1960 games in Rome.
Swimmer Johnny Weissmuller was a five-time gold medalist in swimming, and also played Tarzan in 12 movies.
In the first Olympics in 776 BCE, there was only one eventóa short 200 meter sprint called a stade.
The longest Olympics wrestling match in the history of the games took more than 11 hours. It was the Greco-Roman wrestling semifinal in 1912, between Martin Klein of Russia and Alfred Asikainen of Finland. Klein won, but couldnít even compete in the final as he was too exhausted from the 11-hour match.
Women were not allowed to compete in the Olympic Games until 1900.
Olympics gold medals are not made of pure gold. Theyíre actually silver with a gold plating.
The United States of America leads the all-time Summer Olympics medals table with 2400 medals won.
Nadia Comaneci was the first to score a perfect 10.0 in the uneven bars, but the scoreboards displayed it as a 1.0 instead. Most likely because a perfect 10.0 came as such a big surprise.