Thu, 12 Jul 2012 22:01:13 GMT | By India Syndicate

Olympics - Did you know series: Part I

The 2012 London Games is within sight and thus, it's the perfect time to get you all the 'Did you know?' facts on Olympics. How many of these do you already know?


Did you know?

London 2012 Giant Olympic Rings at Heathrow Airport

 
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Britain's Philip Noel-Baker is the only Olympian to be awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize. Noel-Baker won the silver medal in the 1500 metres race at the 1920 Olympics.
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The budget for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2012 London Games has been drawn at 81 million pounds.
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74 Olympic records were broken at the 1988 Seoul Games.
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Shooter, Oscar Swahn is the oldest ever participant at the Olympic Games. At the ripe old age of 72 he represented Sweden at the 1920 Antwerp Games.
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Only 75 of the 144 participants in the marathon at the 2004 Athens were able to finish the race. The blazing sun took its toll on many runners.
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Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Brunei have never sent a female athlete to the Olympics.
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Each Olympic medal is 7mm thick.
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Despite George Eyser's wooden left leg, the German-American, won six medals on a single day at the 1904 Olympic Games.
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