Swackett Fun Fact: Olympian Prank

Swackett Fun Fact:   The absence of the original olympic flag presented to the IOC by the city of Antwerp, Belgium, remained a mystery for over seventy years.   In 1977 at an Olympic Committee banquet, American, Haig “Hal” Prieste, a bronze medalist at the 1920 Olympics in platform diving, revealed as a prank and at the suggestion of Duke Kahanamoku, he climbed the flagpole and stole the Olympic flag in 1920.

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