39 Things You Never Knew About the Olympics

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There were plenty of history-making moments at this year’s Olympics. As Rio 2016 comes to an end take a trip back in time and check out the most scandalous, controversial and memorable moments from Olympics past. [Harpers Bazaar]

Yes, the gravity-defying flips and record-breaking swims catch the attention of Olympic viewers around the world, but so does the perfect hair of synchronized swimmers and the perfect makeup of runners. How exactly do they do it? From the number of crystals on the gymnastic team’s leotards to the trick they use to avoid wedgies—here are some style secrets of the Olympics. [Today]

Working in Olympic Stadium sounds like it may be the most exciting job ever, but there’s one post that may seem less than necessary—the swimming pool lifeguard. [Stuff]

In case you started to doubt it, there are still good people in this world, and one Olympic dad witnessed it first hand. Ellis Hill, an Uber driver and dad to Olympic shot put athlete Darrell Hill, was able to see his son compete in the Olympics thanks to a GoFundMe page started by one of his customers. [Epoch Times]

Lindsey Campbell is the Audience Engagement Editor. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @lyndzicampbell.

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