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Sports facts

The Olympic Sport of Cricket

Cricket was played as part of the 1900 Summer Olympics. Four teams entered the competition, Belgium, France, Great Britain and the Netherlands. However, Belgium and the Netherlands pulled out, leaving Great Britain to play France in a straight 2-day final. Neither team was nationally selected. The British side was a touring club, the Devon and Somerset and the French team represented by the French Athletic Club Union who spectators said somewhat bizarrely were the most British of the two teams. Great Britain bowled France out in the second innings for just 26 to win the match by 158 runs. However, if France had managed to put a flat bat on the ball for just five more minutes, the match would have been drawn!

The Olympic torch and it’s journey

The Olympic torch on route to its host city has travelled in many ways, it is usually carried by runners, I have even carried one! It has also travelled on boats, airplanes (including the now obsolete Concorde), on horseback, on the back of a camel, via radio signal, underwater, in a canoe, it has also been into space!

Just imagine what he might have won?

Aladár Gerevich might have won more than his seven gold medals in six different Olympics! He was a fencer and he was an expert at the sabre. He won his first in the LA games of 1932 and his last in Rome (1960), we can only imagine what might have happened if the 1940 and 1944 Games of Tokyo and London weren’t cancelled due to World War ll.

Total number of medals awarded at each Olympic games

More than 1,800 medals are awarded at Olympics games.

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