Friday, September 14, 2007

cyberdiarrhea's "great olympic moments"

In 1956, 200,000 Russians rolled into Hungary in tanks and crushed the uprising that had started in Budapest, leaving 30,000 dead. 4 weeks after, at the olympics in Melbourne, the Russian and Hungarian water polo squads faced off in a bitter match that left Hungarian player Ervin Zador with a big cut and became known as the "blood in the water" match. After the injury, the mostly pro-Hungarian crowd had to be cleared from the arena for the safety of the Russian team. Hungary won the game 4-0 and went on to win the gold medal the next game and independence from Russia in 1991.



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