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Features more than one hundred fifty unexpected Olympic trivia lists, including the ten unluckiest competitors, the eleven strangest sports ever contested, and the fourteen most unusual injuries.
Nathan Leeper of the United States jumps during the IAAF World Championships in this photo from 2001. A high jumper, Leeper is one of several athletes whose name suited their sport.
July 25, 2012 "What's in a name?" William Shakespeare once wrote in Romeo and Juliet, long before the Olympics ever came to London. It turns out that some Olympic names herald the greatness athletes seek — and the events they enter — while some bear monikers better suited for others.
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