Olympo-facts: credible but true!
by Irreleva Wu
No doubt you've read in other, lesser magazines a whole host of fascinating facts that seem so amazing you can scarcely believe them. Here at gou-rou.com we're beginning to find that so boring we'd need flip-top heads to yawn any more. For that reason, enjoy our feature on some of the most fathomable, believable, credible facts about the Olympics!
FACT: more than SEVEN countries participate in every Olympic Games!
FACT: the Olympic Flame is incredibly hot--if you were to plunge your hands into it, you would receive severe burns!
FACT: If every competitor in the 2008 Games were to lie on the ground in a line, it would take several minutes to jog from one end to the other!
FACT: No fictional character has ever won a medal in the real Olympic Games!
FACT: Under an obscure IOC rule, participants in the 110m hurdles are not permitted to stab other competitors with knives directly before the race.
FACT: Greece, home of the Olympics, is in EUROPE!
FACT: China has existed during all previous Olympic games!
FACT: Judo, an Olympic sport since 1964, is from JAPAN!
FACT: Officially there are three main themes to the 2008 Games - Green Olympic Games, High-Tech Olympic Games, and People's Olympic Games - but NO ONE is clear on what this means!
FACT: Koalas in the wild can sleep up to 20 hours per day! Olympic athletes very rarely sleep for this long! Ants never sleep!