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The Opening Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics was fantastic. And fortunately for us, one of the onstage performers decided to build a hidden camera into her costume and post the footage to YouTube for all to see. The video, after the jump.
The Mirror, the online edition of Britain’s The Daily Mirror, published an awesome list of “100 bizarre facts about the Olympic games,” in advance of the 2012 Games in London. Most of the facts are from way back, when not all crazy happenings appeared online within minutes of occurring. Here are some highlights from the list.
Oscar Pistorius is a double amputee who’s going to run track in the Olympics.
Read that sentence again.
Double amputee. Track. Olympics. Surely, this is the type of impenetrably inspirational story that no one can find fault in, not even historically contrarian CBS Sports National Columnist Gregg Doyel. Welp…
Last night’s 2012 Olympic trials featured the finals for the women’s 100 meters. First place and second place were clearly visible to the naked eye in real time, but third place was a bit dicey – Jeneba Tarmoh and Allyson Felix appeared to cross the finish line at the same time. So they went to the cameras at the finish line, which determined exactly nothing.
In case seeing the tabloid phone-hacking scandal play itself out isn’t enough incentive to be wary of some of England’s shadier publications, the British Olympic Association is taking matters into its own hands.