Olympic Gymnastics 2012: 5 Cool Facts You Can Use to Impress Your Friends

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Olympic Gymnastics 2012: 5 Cool Facts You Can Use to Impress Your Friends
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Gymnastics, because of the breathtaking routines and glamorous but intense choreography, is one of the most publicized and revered events in the summer Olympics

However, it’s a very complicated sport and many people find impossible to understand everything that goes behind the judging and scoring.

Gymnasts no longer score perfect 10's but instead land in the mid-teens. Gymnasts are awarded points before they even begin competing based on the difficulty of their routine.

Here are some fun facts about the Olympics so that you can be the smartest person in the room and impress everybody you’re watching with your gymnastics knowledge.

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