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Rugby balls and footballs were made from pigs’ bladders and had to be blown up by mouth, it was possible to become ill if blowing up a diseased bladder,the wife of Lindon, a man who made balls for Rugby School in the 19th Century, died after breathing in the toxic air.
The same whistle is used to kick off the opening game of every RWC tournament. It is the Gil Evans whistle,first blown by Gil Evans, the referee overseeing a match between England and New Zealand in 1905. Also used in final rugby match at the 1924 Paris Olympics.
In the 1970 Mr. Olympia final, the judges could not decide between Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sergio Olivia so the two of them, exhausted, agreed to walk off. Sergio left, but Arnold, after taking one step, turned back to the judges, made fun of Sergio for leaving, and started posing again and won.
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We always talk about the 1896 start of the modern Olympics but the ancient Olympics demised only once the Roman emperors became Christian. Pagan festivals were at first discouraged and then completely outlawed. The Olympic games were first and foremost a religious celebration in honour of Zeus, they held no place in the Christian empire. […]
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