The Olympics is one of the greatest events in the world. Both the Winter and Summer Games offer amateur athletes to prove themselves as the greatest at their sport. With the Tokyo Games fast approaching, there’s no better time to take a look at some of the craziest moments ever to happen in this wonderful event.
We’ve seen controversial wins, moments of underdog glory, corruption, terrible organization, and loads more madness from the Olympics throughout the years. We’re going to take the very best from both the Winter and Summer Games to give you the 30 craziest moments in the competition’s history.
Check them out below.
30. Olympic Rugby Attack
You’d think they’d be used to losing, but it turns out the French aren’t very good about it. In 1924, during the last Olympics rugby games played before their return in 2016, the US battered the French 17-3. The French crowd decided to attack the US reserve team and the referee needed police protection.
During the medal ceremony, ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ was booed by the crowd. After the Games, the Olympics Committee elected a new president who decided that he didn’t like rugby or any other team sport for that matter. So even though the game was massively popular, it was cut until its return in 2016.