The summer Olympics are coming to London beginning Friday, July 27, 2012 and running through August 12, 2012. Here are some fun, kid-friendly facts about the tradition of the Olympic games that you probably didn't know.
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Did you know that the five Olympic rings represent the five major regions of the world — Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceana, and every national flag in the world includes one of the five colors?
Did you know that Abebe Bikila of Ethopia won the marathon in the 1960 Rome Olympics (in a record time of 2hrs 15mins and 16.2 seconds) bare footed?