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19 Things You'll Understand If The Olympics Is The Only Sport You Watch

Me: I hate sport. Also me: Crying with pride during the racewalking.

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8. And hearing stories of people overcoming all odds or doing amazing things makes you so happy.

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This is Majlinda Kelmendi from Kosovo who just won the first ever medal for her country. AND IT WAS GOLD! AREN'T YOU JUST A MESS OF EMOTIONS RIGHT NOW??!!!!


9. You never understand people who wake up at 2am to watch British soccer, but during the Olympics you're pulling all-nighters to watch sports you've never cared about before.

Staying up all night to watch the Rio Olympics opening ceremony


18. You're suddenly a font of obsure facts about the Olympics.


Just FYI, the only time that an Olympic event has been held outside the host country was in 1956, when Australia's quarantine laws meant that all equestrian events had to be held in Europe.

19. And as the Games end, you vow to keep up with your fave new sport until the next one rolls around.

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Uhhh but actually, where can you even watch the steeplechase outside of the Olympics?