Olympic trivia

Jun 17, 2012, 10:00 IST | A Correspondent

When London hosts the 2012 Olympics, the city will become the first to host the Games three times: 1908, 1948 and 2012.

>> The first recorded ancient Olympic Games were held in 776 BC. Only free men (not slaves) who spoke Greek could compete.

>> The only Olympian ever to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize was Philip Noel-Baker of Great Britain, who won the silver in the 1500-metre in 1920. 

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