Olympic Moments & Facts

400- Olympics

Olympic Moments & Facts (pre-season 4)

original airdate: summer 1992

In the lead-up to NBC’s coverage of the Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, NBC shot a series of “Olympic Moments & Facts” starring Jerry, George and Kramer, airing in the summer of 1992 as a precursor to both the Games and the Season 4 premiere, “The Trip.”

FEATURED LOCATIONS

Jerry’s Apartment
Jerry introduces a series of “Olympic Facts” from the desk in his apartment.

Monk’s Café
Jerry has a number of “Olympic Moments” at the coffee shop with George and Kramer.

Palau Blaugrana
Carrer d’Aristides Maillol 12, Barcelona, SPAIN
(map)
In an “Olympic Moment,” George mentions how he loves watching the judo finals, especially when they break the bricks…which Jerry corrects him is actually karate. After arguing over various combat sports, George challenges Jerry to explain Taekwondo, which Jerry describes as “the Judo, but with the spicy prawns. Judo and Taekwondo at the 1992 Olympics were held here.

Barcelona, SPAIN (map)
Presenting an “Olympic Fact,” Jerry notes how the pronunciation of Barcelona is said with a slight lisp, due to the King of Spain pronouncing it this way, and his subjects simply repeating it for fear of reprisal.

Camp de Tir Olímpic de Mollet
Mollet del Vallès, SPAIN
(map)
In an “Olympic Moment,” George brings up target shooting to Kramer, noting how “that’s a dull one.” Shooting at the 1992 Olympics was held here.

O.K. Corral – Tombstone Historic District
326 E. Allen St., Tombstone, ARIZONA
(map)
In an “Olympic Moment,” Kramer claims that target shooting should just be like a shootout at the O.K. Corral – only one winner, no silver or bronze medalists.

La Vila Olímpica del Poblenou
Barcelona, SPAIN
(map)
In an “Olympic Moment,” Kramer claims that target shooting should be a free-for-all shootout in the Olympic Village. The athletes’ village at the 1992 Olympics was here.

Port Olímpic
Edificio Capitanía, Barcelona, SPAIN
(map)
In an “Olympic Moment,” George argues that yachting at the Olympics is uninteresting, as he finds it too easy to cheat (“stick a small motor under the hull, they never check!”). Sailing at the 1992 Olympics was held here.

Modern Pentathlon sites
Barcelona, SPAIN
(map)
In an “Olympic Moment,” Jerry and George compare the Modern Pentathlon to the ancient Pentathlon, which supposedly included events such as “the Caligula Head Toss” and “Run Till You’re Dead.” The Modern Pentathlon, which is made up of fencing, swimming, shooting, running and equestrian, was held at the following locations in Barcelona:
– fencing: Palau de la Metal-lúrgia (map)
– swimming: Piscines Bernat Picornell (map)
– shooting: Camp de Tir Olímpic de Mollet (map)
– running: Circuit de Cros
– equestrian: Real Club de Polo de Barcelona (map)

Piscina Municipal de Montjuïc
Avinguda de Miramar 31, Barcelona, SPAIN
(map)
In an “Olympic Moment,” Jerry and George discuss the diving finals, where George claims there is “no action.” Diving at the 1992 Olympics was held here.

Jamsil Indoor Swimming Pool
10 Jamsil-dong, Seoul, SOUTH KOREA
(map)
In an “Olympic Moment,” Jerry discusses the excitement of Greg Louganis’ gold-medal, concussion-inducing diving performance at the 1988 Olympics, which he brands as “the Louganis half-gainer no-brainer.”

Marathon, GREECE (map)
Presenting an “Olympic Fact,” Jerry notes how the modern marathon was formulated at 26.2 miles, after the legend of Pheidippides running from Marathon to Sparta to deliver a message regarding a victory over the Persians in battle, before collapsing and dying.

Sparta, GREECE (map)
Presenting an “Olympic Fact,” Jerry notes how Pheidippides had to run 26.2 grueling miles to Sparta, while if he had only run to “Sprint, a mere 100 metres away, Pheidippides would be alive today.”

Palau Saint Jordi
Passeig Olímpic 5-7, Barcelona, SPAIN
(map)
In an “Olympic Moment,” Kramer demonstrates the iron cross hold on the Rings to Jerry and George at the coffee shop, noting how it is “the most graceful thing I’ve ever seen,” before ungracefully dismounting and falling over a number of tables. Gymnastics at the 1992 Olympics was held here.

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