The Road to Rio

The Games of the XXXI Olympiad begin tomorrow in beautiful (unless you live there) Rio de Janeiro.

As the games begin, consider this sobering thought: in 1936, everybody remembers Hitler refusing to shake the hand of Jesse Owens after he won gold in the 100m track. Owens won gold with an astounding time of 10.3 seconds.

Those 10.3 seconds today wouldn't even qualify you for the Olympics. You need a time of 10.16 seconds or lower to even be allowed into the stadium. You haven't been able to race with a 10.3s qualifying time in this millennium.

Everybody remembers it, which is hilarious because it didn't actually happen