Best answer: What are some cool facts about the Olympics?

What are two facts about the Special Olympics?

16 Fun Facts About Special Olympics

  • The Special Olympics was founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver in the late 1950s.
  • The first Special Olympics Summer Games were held in 1968. …
  • The first Special Olympics Winter Games weren’t held until 1977.
  • Barbra Streisand performed live at the Special Olympics Gala held in 1975.

What is the weirdest Olympic sport?

Top 10 Weirdest Olympic Sports Of All Time

  • Race Walking. …
  • Tug-of-War. …
  • Swimming Obstacle Course. …
  • Dueling Pistols. …
  • Hot Air Ballooning. …
  • Horse Long Jump. …
  • Solo Synchronized Swimming. The name itself is contradictory. …
  • Town Planning. At the four Olympic games between 1928 and 1948, medals were given out for, erm, town planning.

Why are there 5 Olympic rings instead of 7?

The five rings represented the five participating continents of the time: Africa, Asia, America, Europe, and Oceania. … This design is symbolic; it represents the five continents of the world, united by Olympism, while the six colours are those that appear on all the national flags of the world at the present time.”

Where is 2024 Olympics held?

Why do athletes bite Olympic medals when they take a photo?

Photographers hound athletes to “bite” their medals. “It’s become an obsession with the photographers,” David Wallechinsky, president of the International Society of Olympic Historians, told CNN in 2012. “I think they look at it as an iconic shot, as something that you can probably sell.

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How old do you have to be to be in the Olympics?

Technically, the answer is, there is no such requirement. According to the International Olympic Committee, “there is no specific age limit for taking part in the Olympic Games.”

Do Special Olympians get paid?

But, no, the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee doesn’t pay the Olympians a salary. They can make money from teams that are sponsored, endorsements, or medal winnings.