So far the London 2012 Olympics have been pretty incredible. I’ve been spending a lot of time watching them, and by a lot I mean every waking hour when I’ve not been working. Now whilst the Olympics provide loads of incredible moments of sportsmen and women achieving incredible things, they’ve also provided many hilarious moments. And that’s what this post is all about…
Sporting events involving all sorts of countries come with all sorts of political issues. So as an organiser it’s important to get the flags right and not mix up countries like South Korea and North Korea. But that’s exactly what happened in the women’s football when the South Korean flag was shown next to the North Korean flags. The North Korean team walked off and refused to play until the mistake had been rectified. Whoops!
The mistaken flag/ Fans reacting. Not the mistake you should make with two countries who are technically still at war with each other.
Some of the team’s kits are dreadful. Here are the worst I’ve spotted:
Spain, looking more like they deliver pizzas rather than win medals.
Russia, with a horrendous pattern.
Ukraine- the yellow and blue is OK but that pattern is horrendous. The gymnastic coach went for the whole pattern look and looked awful.
What year is this Olympics again? For people with dyscalculia it can be very confusing…
Andy Murray realises he’s been playing tennis for longer than he thought
Sometimes taking part in an Olympic sport does terrible things to your face…
There was controversy in the women’s badminton when 8 of the player were disqualified for not trying hard enough. In fact the women were intentionally trying to lose so as to get an easier opponent in the next round. It was a very dishonourable thing to do but also, hilarious. Check out the worst Olympic badminton ever seen:
It’s such an honour to win an Olympic medal. Felipe Kitadai won Bronze in the Men’s 60kg Judo and took his medal everywhere. He had to take it off when he was in the shower though and as he put in down disaster struck. He dropped it on the floor where the medal broke with a dent in one side and the loop that holds the ribbon snapping off. Imagine how horrible that must have been! Fortunately he was given a replacement as the bronze medals only cost just over £3 to make!
It’s quite easy to become obsessed with the Olympics and want to spread the Olympic spirit everywhere. Some go to extreme lengths to do this. A Londoner in Birattz, France decided he was going to swim the Atlantic to New York so he could spread Olympic spirit. It was the best part of 3595 miles. Of course the man didn’t make it and only managed just over 500 yards. You’ve got to admire his determination though!
And to end here’s something fun to do! The BBC have a great feature where you can match your body type to an Olympic athlete. Apparently I match a British female handball player, which wasn’t what I expected. Find out yours here.
I hope you enjoyed this post and they’ll be more this time next week! See you soon!