Tue, 17 Jul 2012 15:43:35 GMT

Olympics - Did you know series: Part II

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?


Olympics - Did you know series: Part II

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Tennis was excluded from Olympic Games in 1928, only to be re-introduced in 1988.
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Polo, cricket, tug-of-war and pelote bisque were once a part of the Olympic Games.
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The Olympic Games have been called off on three occassion--1916, 1940 and 1944.
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Paris Games saw winners receiving paintings rather than medals.
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Mexican hurdler, Norma Basilio, was the first woman to light the Olympic Flame.
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