Even if you don’t care much about sports, you’re probably aware that the Tokyo Olympics 2020 are finally happening in Japan, a whole year after they were meant to take place!
People are watching and rooting for the best athletes who train for years to give their all and deliver the performance of a lifetime – often within a few seconds.
To get you into the Olympic spirit and the emotions that come with it, I’ve pulled together 10 little-known facts about the Olympic Games that you may blow your mind.
So while waiting for another athletic record to be broken, let’s get to know more about the gathering of nations.
What is your favorite fact?
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