Archive for the 'Olympic Urban Legends' Category

Did a Seventeen Year Old First Partake in a Decathlon Just a Few Months Before Winning the Gold Medal in the Event?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about the Olympics and Olympians and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the Olympic urban legends featured so far. OLYMPIC URBAN LEGEND: A 17 year old took up the decathlon a few months before he won [...]

Did a British Athlete Have to Make a Quick Move Across the Globe to Qualify for the Olympics?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about the Olympics and Olympians and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the Olympic urban legends featured so far. OLYMPIC URBAN LEGEND: A British athlete had to make a quick (and strange) move to find a [...]

Did a Gymnast Win Six Medals at an Olympics…With One Leg?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about the Olympics and Olympians and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the Olympic urban legends featured so far. OLYMPIC URBAN LEGEND: A gymnast won six medals at an Olympics…with only one leg! In 1904, gymnast [...]

Were Four Players Cut From the Chinese Table Tennis Team For “Falling in Love”?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about the Olympics and Olympians and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the Olympic urban legends featured so far. OLYMPIC URBAN LEGEND: The Chinese Table Tennis team cut four players for “falling in love.” As you [...]

Did Joe Frazier Qualify for the Olympics After Buster Mathis Was Injured…Defeating Joe Frazier?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about the Olympics and Olympians and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the Olympic urban legends featured so far. OLYMPIC URBAN LEGEND: Joe Frazier qualified for the Olympics due to Buster Mathis suffering an injury – [...]

Was an Athlete Declared Dead After a Plane Crash Five Years BEFORE Winning Gold?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about the Olympics and Olympians and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the Olympic urban legends featured so far. OLYMPIC URBAN LEGEND: Five years before winning a Gold medal, an Olympic athlete was declared dead at [...]

Did an Olympic Rower Really Pause During a Race to Let a Group of Ducks Pass By Him?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about the Olympics and Olympians and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the Olympic urban legends featured so far. OLYMPIC URBAN LEGEND: An Olympic rower paused during a race to let a family of ducks pass [...]

Did the Jamaican Bobsled Team Carry Their Sled to the Finish Line After a Crash?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about the Olympics and Olympians and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the Olympic urban legends featured so far. OLYMPIC URBAN LEGEND: The Jamaican bobsled team carried their sled to the finish line after a crash. [...]

Did the IOC Create a Rule to Specifically Ban a Certain Olympic Athlete From Competing?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about the Olympics and Olympians and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the Olympic urban legends featured so far. OLYMPIC URBAN LEGEND: The International Olympics Committee created a new rule just to make a certain participant [...]

Were Athletes in the Ancient Olympics Really Amateurs?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about the Olympics and Olympians and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the Olympic urban legends featured so far. OLYMPIC URBAN LEGEND: Athletes during the Ancient Greek Olympic Games were amateurs. Until the 1970s, competition in [...]