There were some really odd rules and practices adopted at Rio 2016 across various sports. Let's take a look at some of them:-
🔰 Crystal-specked❄ US Gymnasts: It seems Simone Biles and other US Gymnasts wear outfits adorned with glittering Swarovski crystals💎. Each outfit has near to 5000 crystals which is meant as a feel good factor. Mindblowing😳.
🔰 Lifeguards at Olympic pool🌊: As per Brazilian law, all pools over a certain size must have a lifeguard and Olympic pools were not an exception😂. Well, talk about easy money😉.
🔰 Medal-winning🏅 athletes at Rio are being given 3D models of the Rio 2016 logo instead of the traditional bouquets which were found to be of no particular use🤔.
🔰 Tax for medals❓ It seems US athletes have to pay taxes for winning Olympic medals💰. This is because US Olympic Committee awards prize money for medals which is considered as taxable income by US authorities👎. Which means Michael Phelps has to pay $55,000 in taxes😅.
🔰 Team GB's women's cycling🚴 squad was asked not to shave pubic hair off as it helped with saddle soreness😣 and removed sweat from the skin. Talk about bizarre rules❗