Weird Olympic Facts You Might Not Know

07/25/2012 10:28 am ET | Updated Sep 24, 2012

The phrase "going for the gold" will be heard a lot in the next few weeks, but it's more accurate to say the Olympic athletes are "going for the gold-plated silver medal."

That's just one of the odd facts about the Olympics that, like the silver in the gold medal, gets covered up.