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    jammed-to-the-rafters

    I found this sentence. I don't understand can you help me?

    Anyone watching in the jammed-to-the-rafters Water Cube or on television thought Milorad Cavic of Serbia had pulled a monumental upset Saturday morning, spoiling Phelps' chance at breaking Mark Spitz's vaunted record of seven golds in a single games.


    What does jammed-to-the-rafters Water Cube mean?
    Why is "games" plural even thought it say "a single"

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    Re: jammed-to-the-rafters

    Anyone watching in the jammed-to-the-rafters Water Cube (the building containing all the pools was filled to capacity. jammed to the rafters means the people seemed to fill the entire building, right up to the rafters of the building) or on television thought Milorad Cavic of Serbia had pulled a monumental upset Saturday morning, spoiling Phelps' chance at breaking Mark Spitz's vaunted record of seven golds in a single games (the swimming category)


    What does jammed-to-the-rafters Water Cube mean?
    Why is "games" plural even thought it say "a single"

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    Re: jammed-to-the-rafters

    Thinking more on this . . .

    "in a single games" may mean Olympic Games.

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