Anyway, here's this week's finds from Etsy - there are some fabulous things and as always I really recommend you go over and do your own searching.
|Feel patriotic with this lovely tote bag by CraftStall|
|I have one of GreenGrass2's change pouches and love it. How about this Summer Olympic print one?|
|Have an Olympic themed picnic and don't forget the cupcake toppers by papergravystore|
Today's random facts for you...
- The Olympic rings represent the 5 major areas of the world (Americas, Africa, Europe, Asia and Oceania) and the colours represent every flag in the world - all flags have at least one of the 5 Olympic colours in their flags.
- Gold medals haven't been made of pure gold for nearly 100 years - they are actually silver with gold plating.
- Mahatma Gandhi covered the Olympics as a news reporter at the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles.
- At the first Modern Olympics, silver medals were the top prize and winners were also presented with an Olive branch. There were bronze medals for second place but nothing for third.
- In the 1900 Paris Olympics, winners were presented with paintings instead of medals! - To be fair they were probably more valuable.
- The first drug suspension at the Olympics was in 1968 when a Swedish pentathlete tested positive for a banned substance: alcohol. He drank several beers before participating. The idea of doing a pentathlon drunk is pretty daunting to start with!
- The 1908 London Olympics lasted 187 days - they started in April and didn't end till October.
- An American gymnast, George Eyser won 6 medals in the 1904 Olympics (3 gold, 2 silver and a bronze). Pretty impressive, but even more so because he had a wooden leg!
- The Olympics have never been held in Africa, South America or Antarctica. The US has hosted the games 8 times (including summer and winter games) and London is hosting the games for the third time.