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Their history dates back to B.C., and their events used to include painting, sculpting and writing. We’re talking about the Olympics, of course.


With the 2018 Games in PyeongChang, South Korea right around the corner, here are 10 fascinating facts about the world’s most famous competition.

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Did you know that the first Olympic mascot was a dachshund, or that the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil were the first Olympics held in South America?

Get ready to test your Olympic knowledge!

Beth Sawicki About the author:
Beth Sawicki is a content editor at Rare. Email her at Beth@Rare.us.
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