Fun facts :
The Russian Olympic shooting team, pleased to represent their country on The Big Stage, was proud to head to London for the Games in 1908. They hit the road… and made it to London twelve days too late and missed their event.
This mix-up was a bummer, but possibly not too unfamiliar for Russia, as the same thing happened in 1805 during the Battle of Austerlitz. Napoleon was doing his thing and invading Austria, and the Austrians, assured that Russian reinforcements would show up, you know, in time, was sad to also discover the woes of different calendars as reinforcements showed up twelve days too late. Napoleon ended up winning.