10) Ireland had a Bronze Age Olympics
Back when the Olympics were just a glimmer in some Greek guy’s eye, the Irish were medaling in running, jumping, wrestling, arranged marriage, spear-throwing (wait, go back one?) at the Tailteann Games. According to folklore, the games began as a mourning ceremony in 1600BC, died out with the Norman invasion in 1169-1171AD, and were revived in 1922. That’s almost as good a run as The Late Late Show.