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  1. Hungarian Aladar Gerevich won medals in 6 consecutive Olympic games.
  2. Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci scored perfect 10’s seven times at the 1976-Montreal games.
  3. The first games to be televised were the 1936 Berlin Games.
  4. Holland’s “Fanny” Blankers-Koen won 4 gold medals in track and field at the 1948 London Games. Fanny was 30 years old and the mother of 2 at the time.
  5. Ethiopian marathoner Abebe Bikila was the first man to successfully defend the marathon title. (1960 and 1964). He only wore shoes for the second victory.
  6. More athletes than spectators attended the 1900-Paris Games. (more…)
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Fun Facts about China/Zhongguo, inlcuding trivia about China hosting the 2008 Olympics.

Complete with links to sites offering information for tourist and visitors of China and Olympic spectators! Some of them are:
  1. Beibei the fish, Jingjing the panda, Huanhuan the Olympic flame, Yingying the Tibetan antelope, and Nini the swallow are the official Mascot of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
    1. And when you take out the first sylables of thier names, it would become “BeiJing HuanYing Ni”, meaning: “Beijing Welcomes You”
  2. No Spitting
    1. China is still trying to suppress spitting in Urban Cities! Spitting is a rural practice around China and chinese spit loudly! It is even considered a sport in rural chinese areas.
  3. Ketchup originated in China as a pickled fish sauce called ke-tsiap.
  4. Trouble in China is symbolized by 2 women living together under 1 roof¬†¬† (more…)

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Nanjing in Pictures Through Time

Speaking a Million Words

Nanjing Seasons

Spring
Spring in Nanjing
Park of Couples (more…)

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