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Olympic anecdotes in history

By Philip Perez,2018-01-24 04:41:00
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Olympic anecdotes in history

1. Champions on the five-line spectrum and "music doping"

In 1920, before the men's 3000m walk at the Antwerp Olympics, an athlete took pages of paper to the edge of the track and handed them to the band on the field. It turned out to be pages of music, which he asked the band to play during the race run, and the band happily met the Italian lad's request.

At the start of the race, the Italian was able to go with the rhythm of the music quite easily, leading the way to the finish line with a score of 13 minutes, 14 seconds, and his name was inscribed in the Olympic annals: Ufriglio. More interestingly, when he thanked the band at the end of the competition, he gave them another piece of advice, saying that the band played the piece with a few inaccuracies. It showed how intently he listened to the music during the competition. He later won a gold medal in the 10km race walk. The winner on the pentagram must have been a harmonious and happy champion.

Sixty four years later, though, Banksy, the American triple jump world champion, was not so lucky. Banks had the same hobby-listening to music-at the races, he said, and his spirits and athleticism were at their best when he heard it on the court. But before the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, the IAAF announced a ban on the use of music in the games, and Banks told the media after hearing that he was deeply disappointed and troubled by the rule.

2.The human relationship is greater than the law

When the men's 400m freestyle final came to an end, the first Frenchman, Reg Butt, suddenly got up and rushed across the crowd to the pool, unawares by the crowd, who had jumped into the pool dressed and hugged the champion.

According to the competition rules, no non-participants are allowed to enter the swimming pool before the end of the competition. If the offender is related to the winning competitor, he / she will be disqualified.

Interestingly, instead of imposing any punishment on Butt, the competition committee explained to the audience that no one rule could prevent a father from celebrating his son's victory at the world's most important sporting event. Perhaps the Olympic Games had just been revived after the Second World War, and people needed a little more human touch after the war of dehumanization, so the rules of the game gave the green light to a passionate and reckless French father.

3.Los Angeles mayor "small difference"

At the opening ceremony of the Los Angeles Olympics, the host was supposed to take over the flag from the president of the International Olympic Committee.Bradley, the black mayor of Los Angeles, received the flag without news, but it was a different story when he revealed a secret from 52 years ago.

When the 10th Olympic Games were held in Los Angeles, the naughty Bradley wanted to see the games but had no money to buy tickets and went over the wall to see a track and field event. Fifty-two years later, he accepted the Olympic flag as mayor. It was a sea change, but he said: "It was only a little bit different before and after."-if today someone dared to flip the wall and the security guard might eat a gun.

4."What are the sins?"

At the height of the Los Angeles Olympics opening ceremony, an unidentified plane suddenly flew over the main arena. Air police immediately questioned and tracked it down, forced it to a nearby airport, and then arrested the pilot, Gregor, for "trespassing into a restricted area without permission," Grigor protested. "I flew my own plane to see what was wrong with the opening ceremony!"

If Gregor had dared to do so in the post-9 / 11 Olympics, he would have been predictably shot down by a missile.The widespread fear of terrorism had corrupted the atmosphere of almost all the great celebrations.

5."In the name of the individual"

British middle distance runner Steve Ovett, Sebastian Coe and 10-time all-around champion Thompson won the Moscow Olympics, but instead of the flag they raised it was the Olympic flag. British officials boycotted the Games in protest of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, and the British athletes came to Moscow in their own right.

Originally, according to the spirit of the Olympic Charter, athletes from all countries, regions and races represented only individuals, so the Olympic Games never counted total team scores. However, since the founding of the modern Olympic Movement, "in the name of the individual" almost all empty slogan.

Since the British government boycotted but did not object to athletes taking part in their own names, British athletes at the Games were able to compete in their own right.

Today, seven Iraqi athletes who qualified for the Beijing Olympics have been disqualified because the International Olympic Committee interfered with the independence of the Iraqi National Olympic Committee on behalf of the Iraqi government.

6.The Hero and the Lady

The last event of the first Olympic Games was the marathon, in which Sluis won the only gold medal in track and field for his country, Greece, the birthplace of the Olympics.

The special historical origins of the marathon, combined with the difficulty of the long distance race, made it especially interesting from the beginning. No wonder a US lady worth $4 million claimed before the race that "I came here to marry the winner." But when Lois won the title, the lady went back on her word. The title of Olympic hero probably gave her only a whim and no lasting value. She gave up the chance to marry a champion.

7.Diversity of Athletes' Expression: Carrying the Bamboo Pole into "Heaven"

At the 15th Olympics, the American pole-vaulting elector Robert Richard, a pastor who won the title, had a curious explanation for the sport: "I'm the only priest in the world who wants to go to heaven this way."

If it is really interesting, Richard scored only 4 or 55 meters that year, which is still far from the kingdom of heaven

There is only one Olympic tenet, but the contestants have their own abacuses. It is the diversity of expression that makes up the colorful world of sport.

"I'm running for God," said Edwin Moses, a black American, after winning the Montreal Olympics.

"Glory belongs to the revolution," Cuban Juan Torrena said after winning the 200m and 400m races.

"I won the gold medal for myself, for my husband, for my son," said Poland's 30-year-old woman, Igor Chevenska, after breaking the world record in 49:29.

8.Intrepid Soldiers 

Connery, the American chain player, was resourceful and used the cover of night to smash several ball impressions on court grounds at the 19th Olympic Games.

The next day Soviet star Klivonosov was taken aback by the impression that the "sacred" came out of nowhere and threw the ball so far. Klivonosov was furious and lost all night to Connolly, whose arm had shrunk. Connolly's result was only 63 meters 19, far less than any other national finisher except now.

9.Buy Tickets to Win the Championship    

Amazingly, Cha Thomas, a black American jumper who competed in the 1960 Olympics in Rome and won the gold medal, was only narrowly chosen in sixth place at home. No one took him seriously in the then high-jumper US athletics world, and when he arrived in Rome, no one took care of him. On the day of the race, he couldn't find a coach or a leader to enter the arena. Thomas was in a hurry and bought a ticket to enter the arena. By this time the login had begun for the high jumpers, Thomas had even entered the race too late to prepare for the event, only to discover that the 19-year-old unknown black athlete had snatched the title with a score of 2 metres 12.

10.Wasps and Champions

Italy's Emmanuel Baldini won the cycling road race in Rome (1873km) and was matched by two men near the end of the race when a bumblebee stung Baldini's right leg in a critical moment and he was in pain, too scared to be distracted to kill him. That emergency response helped him so much that Baldini was the first to reach the finish line. When he reached the finish line, he killed the wasp that still stung his leg. Someone knew it and said to him afterwards, You've got the champion, this wasp helped, why did you still kill him? Baldini thought it was true, and went back to pick up the dead bee and put it in the same box with the gold medal.

11.The championship and rhe KING

Among the Olympic champions are a variety of "cross" celebrities.

At the ninth Amsterdam Olympics, Norway won the six-metre race, with one of the four winners being Crown Prince Olaf, who became King of Norway in 1957, and King Constantine of Greece, who won the gold medal at the Rome Olympics.

There are many athletes who have not won a championship in the Olympic Games, but have become famous in the world, such as American General Patton, MacArthur, Brundage... high degree of professionalism, has made the aristocracy all waste.

12.The strongest expression for misfortune

It has been said that there is no greater misfortune for an athlete than to meet a great athlete in his sport. This was the case with the French Algerian, Amlie Mimon, at the Helsinki Olympics. He met Zatobek, then known as the "locomotive of man", in the 5000 and 10000 meter races, both of which he was runner-up.Having struggled too hard with Zatobek in both events, Mimon lost all his competitive edge in the marathon and said to himself as he ran: "Give me some strength to run to the finish line. My newborn daughter, I will ban her from sports..."

However, the sixteenth Olympic Games, Mimon came again, the only difference is that Zatobek this time because of illness and physical exhaustion only to sixth, Mimon finally completed his Olympic marathon title dream.

13.I don't want any water, just champagne

In the fifth Olympic marathon, South African athlete Jason stopped for a glass of water about a mile from the finish line, hungry and thirsty. The water cost him the title and the gold medal was taken away by his teammate, MacArthur, who later complained that he had promised to run together after drinking water.But he said the same thing and ran away, only to be runner-up by 58 seconds, to which MacArthur replied, "I don't want water, I just want champagne."

14.A man cannot walk behind a woman

At the 1988 Seoul Olympics, the Islamic Iranian delegation said that men could not follow women and insisted on having a man as a guide or not attend the opening ceremony.The hosts met the demand and before the game could begin, Iran blew a cold front.-Good. Why all the same? This time?

15.Thompson's running shoes

Thompson, a world-renowned decathlon athlete and Olympic champion in Moscow, once took off his running shoes and threw them into the audience in ecstasy after winning the first World Athletics Championships in Helsinki.Thompson's skill level seems to have plummeted since then, and he believes it has something to do with throwing away the shoes that brought him good luck. When the story was reported, a Finnish sports fan sent one of his shoes.He was about to write to thank another Finn for sending the other shoe, and Thompson was overjoyed and feeling better as he wore them to the Moscow Olympics, where he won the championship and then twice broke the world record.Liu Xiang also try, the door is not expected, that can shoot the "sky" to it.

16.I believe he will look at me differently

"I've seen Beamon three times and I respect him, but he doesn't respect me," Powell said after breaking Beamon's world record for the long jump. " He's always talking about Carl Lewis in front of me, not taking me seriously.When I was preparing to run for Los Angeles Olympic Day last year, I saw him leave, and I yelled at his back, ' You shouldn't do that when I jump. ' Now I've broken his record and I'm sure he'll look at me differently.

Sure enough, Beamon, 45, was taken aback when he heard the news at home. "I almost sat on the floor. It wasn't Lewis, it was Mike Powell," he said.

Beamon made a special trip to visit Powell in the face of the fact that it was 8m 95. When the two met and hugged each other, Powell cried with delight. "This is the greatest moment of my life, and I will always remember it, and I feel like he passed the torch to me," he said.

17.The Good Purpose of Hijacking Torch

On the first day the Barcelona Olympic flame was lit in Greece, the first batter hid the torch, falsely claiming that it had been taken away by an unknown person and then turned himself in.

On July 8, when the torch arrived in the northern Spanish province of Sumera, a group of daredevil "Grasshoppers" actually "borrowed" the torch by force and ran all the way back to their hometown.

The leader of the powerful group was Sanchez of the Spanish Olympic rowing team, who led 11 Someras to rob the torch relay by the side of the road at 3pm on Saturday. Sanchez took out the torch he had used in the previous day's Olympic relay and forced it to be dimmed and lit the one he had left to commemorate his participation in the torch relay.Then, surrounded by his minions, he ran majestically to the town where he lived, saying they did so mainly because the torch did not pass through their hometown town and they felt alive.

After the flame was borrowed, there were two torch relay teams, the real one alerted the police angrily, and the police intercepted the Sanchez gang halfway and turned them over to the station.