[As the 2016 Olympics winds down, here are some truly =
interesting-yet-useless bits of trivia about the Games]
How many =
sports/disciplines are in the 2016 Games?
28 sports, 41 =
What is Vinicius?
Brazilian mascot of the Games
How many gold =
medals will be awarded?
What metal =
is the gold medal made out of?
with thin gold plating
Who has won =
the most gold medals in the same event?
Hungarian Aladar Gerevich won 6 golds in 1932-1960 in =
BTW, his wife, his son and his father-in-law have also won =
How many different venues will be used in =
What ages =
were the oldest and youngest individual medalists in Olympic game =
Oldest medalist with silver at age 72 was Swedish marksman =
Oscar Swahn; he had won gold age 63 two Olympics =
Youngest medalist to =
Danish swimmer Inge Sorenson at age 12
What is the =
minimum age to compete in 2016 Games?
Competitors must be born before January 1, 2001 (age =
16 or turning 16 this year)
What will =
these games actually cost?
range from low of $95 million to $11.25 billion
How many =
tickets are available for spectators at the =
What does a =
ticket to an Olympic event cost spectators?
$40 for swimming to $3000 =
for VIP seats at the opening ceremony
Why did Rio =
beat out Chicago in the final decision on which city would host the 2016 =
Rio was deemed more attractive =
for tourism and a less dangerous city for safety of competitors and =
Dr Bob Griffin =
email@example.com www.grif.net =
"Jesus Knows Me, This I =