The London Olympic Games 2012 Opening Ceremony held at the Olympic Stadium in London

The London Olympic Games 2012 Opening Ceremony held at the Olympic Stadium in London

Olympic Torch Relay Visits the Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells -- once-in-a-lifetime moment!

Olympic Torch Relay Visits the Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells -- once-in-a-lifetime moment!

China's flag-bearer Yao Ming carries the national flag as he leads his country's Olympic team during the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

China's flag-bearer Yao Ming carries the national flag as he leads his country's Olympic team during the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

Belinda Snell nails a 3-pointer to send the Opals Olympic game vs France into overtime © Getty Images

Belinda Snell nails a 3-pointer to send the Opals Olympic game vs France into overtime © Getty Images

Italy delegation during the Opening Ceremony of London 2012. They have written "Benvenuti al sud" on the flag, "Welcome to the south"

Italy delegation during the Opening Ceremony of London 2012. They have written "Benvenuti al sud" on the flag, "Welcome to the south"

Charley Paddock Leaps For Gold (1920) After serving in the U.S. Marines during World War I, Charley Paddock competed in the 1920 Olympics as part of the track and field team. While there, the Gainesville, Texas, native turned heads with his unusual finishing style, leaping toward the finish line ahead of his competition. The style worked. Paddock took home gold in the 100 meters and the 4x100 relay and silver in the 200 meters. - photo from SL.com

Charley Paddock Leaps For Gold (1920) After serving in the U.S. Marines during World War I, Charley Paddock competed in the 1920 Olympics as part of the track and field team. While there, the Gainesville, Texas, native turned heads with his unusual finishing style, leaping toward the finish line ahead of his competition. The style worked. Paddock took home gold in the 100 meters and the 4x100 relay and silver in the 200 meters. - photo from SL.com

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