Sun, 29 Jul 2012 17:59:50 GMT | By India Syndicate

Olympics - Did you know series: Part III

The 2012 London Games is within sight 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 III

Australian Olympic sweep rowing gold medallist James Tomkins displays his Olympic gold medals during an interview in Sydney. While Tomkins; the greatest Olympic sweep rower ever produced by Australia; acknowledges other countries will take to the water; men's rowing at the 2012 London Games is all about Australia against Britain. He was an original member of Australia's 'Oarsome Foursome' and retired in 2010 with a trophy case of Olympic gold medals from the Barcelona; Atlanta and Athens Games along with a bronze from Sydney.

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'On a rainbow' is the official song of the Olympic mascots, Wenlock and Mandeville.
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The Olympic stadium was built on 10,000 tonnes of steel.
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London buses have been fitted with high-set TV sets to screen the game.
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The table tennis event at the Games will use 3000 balls.
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2012 London Games will be the first ever Olympics to hold the women's boxing event.

Olympics - Did you know series: Part II
Olympics - Did you know series: Part I

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