History Funny / OlympicGames

27th Feb '16 7:47:46 PM DrOO7
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!!1992 Winter Games -- Albertville, France
* In an Olympics where it seemed like hardly any figure skater could get through their routine without falling, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emddH834Nqg this performance]] by France's Laetitia Hubert really takes the cake. But kudos to her for not giving up and finishing, though she looked positively ''exhausted'' by the end.
20th Feb '16 11:21:05 PM tyrekecorrea
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!!2004 Summer Games -- Athens, Greece
* The United States Women's Soccer team commemorated its gold - medal win and the culmination of Mia Hamm's Olympic success by singing along to the Star - Spangled Banner at the ensuing medal ceremony, loudly and very much off - key.
7th Feb '16 2:30:57 PM pineyfusion
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!!1904 Summer Games -- St. Louis, U.S.A.
* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athletics_at_the_1904_Summer_Olympics_%E2%80%93_Men%27s_marathon Men's Marathon]] is a glorious hot mess courtesy of poor officiating and bad luck. One man got food poisoning and showed up late having to cut off the pants he was wearing into shorts, another nearly died, a couple of runners were chased by dogs, one man being disqualified for cheating, and the winner of this blessed event had to be helped to the finish line and was strung out on drugs and brandy.
25th Dec '15 1:59:19 PM StevieC
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* In the 1000 m short track speed skating, a big crash led to all the athletes falling except for Steve Bradbury of Australia, who was too far behind everyone else. Because of this Bradbury, who was only in the finals because of ''another'' crash in the semis, wound up winning the gold! Brabdury has since become part of the Australian dictionary for "a fortuitous event".

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* In the 1000 m short track speed skating, a big crash led to all the athletes falling except for Steve Bradbury of Australia, who was too far behind everyone else. Because of this Bradbury, who was only in the finals because of ''another'' crash in the semis, wound up winning the gold! Brabdury Bradbury has since become part of the Australian dictionary for "a fortuitous event".
28th Nov '15 11:14:24 PM lorgskyegon
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!!2014 Winter Games -- Sochi, Russia
* The men's hockey semi-final between the US and Canada inspired a billboard in Chicago (home of the Blackhawks, who had a player on both sides). It was a very simple bet - loser keeps [[JustinBieber Bieber]].
** Updated the next day after the US lost: an eagle wearing a gold chain saying "Belieber". The caption? "Worst bet ever"
13th Oct '15 3:10:04 AM Morgenthaler
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** The drag queens reappeared during the closing ceremonies, re-enacting scenes from ''PriscillaQueenOfTheDesert''. The famous bus made an appearance too. This was [[http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/story?id=118810 the first open involvement of LGBT people in an Olympic event]] and the first time the Games accepted and promoted them. Naturally, NBC completely ignored the significance of this event.

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** The drag queens reappeared during the closing ceremonies, re-enacting scenes from ''PriscillaQueenOfTheDesert''.''Film/PriscillaQueenOfTheDesert''. The famous bus made an appearance too. This was [[http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/story?id=118810 the first open involvement of LGBT people in an Olympic event]] and the first time the Games accepted and promoted them. Naturally, NBC completely ignored the significance of this event.
25th Sep '15 1:28:02 PM StevieC
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** There's something just so cracktactic about MaryPoppins defeating a giant [[Franchise/HarryPotter Voldemort]]... especially since if the music was any indication we were ''supposed'' to take it dead seriously. British humor is like that. ''They're'' sure, but you're never quite sure...

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** There's something just so cracktactic about MaryPoppins (times 20) defeating a giant [[Franchise/HarryPotter Voldemort]]... especially since if the music was any indication we were ''supposed'' to take it dead seriously. British humor is like that. ''They're'' sure, but you're never quite sure...
27th Apr '15 11:06:49 AM NervousShark
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* Arguably somewhere between funny and a CMoA, but during the introduction of the Tin Symphony we have what looks like a giant metal DRAGON entering the stadium.

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* Arguably somewhere between funny and a CMoA, MomentOfAwesome, but during the introduction of the Tin Symphony we have what looks like a giant metal DRAGON entering the stadium.
8th Mar '15 3:57:47 AM Omeganian
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* During the 1896 Olympic Games, the Hungarian swimmer Alfréd Hajós won two gold medals. During a dinner honoring the winners, the Crown Prince of Greece asked Alfréd Hajós, who won two gold medals, where he had learned to swim so well. Hajós answered "[[MathematiciansAnswer In the water]]".

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* During the 1896 Olympic Games, the Hungarian swimmer Alfréd Hajós won two gold medals. During a dinner honoring the winners, the Crown Prince of Greece asked Alfréd Hajós, who won two gold medals, medals in swimming, where he had learned to swim so well. Hajós answered "[[MathematiciansAnswer In the water]]".
8th Mar '15 3:57:08 AM Omeganian
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!!1896 Summer Games -- Athens, Greece.
* During the 1896 Olympic Games, the Hungarian swimmer Alfréd Hajós won two gold medals. During a dinner honoring the winners, the Crown Prince of Greece asked Alfréd Hajós, who won two gold medals, where he had learned to swim so well. Hajós answered "[[MathematiciansAnswer In the water]]".
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