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Tracing the origins of the modern Olympics (part 4)

31 Jul 2008

Heavy sports in the ancient Olympic Games included wrestling, boxing and the deadly pankration. None of these sports were for the squeamish. All three were violent, cruel, heroic, and even murderous, with few rules, no time limit and no weight class. More Olympics Rich and popular, superstars head to Beijing IOC denies knowledge of Chinese […]

Tracing the origins of the modern Olympics (part 3)

24 Jul 2008

The third day of the ancient Olympics began with a long procession to the altar of Zeus, followed by the ritual sacrifice of a herd of oxen. Then in the afternoon the boys’ events, footracing, wrestling and boxing took place. Read the previous installment in this exclusive series

Tracing the origins of the modern Olympics (part 2)

17 Jul 2008

Today the Grand-Prix racing car has replaced the chariot. For the same reason that thousands of people flock to watch motor sports, the chariot race was the most spectacular event of the ancient Olympic Games and this was the opening event of the second day. Read part one in this exclusive series

Tracing the origins of the modern Olympics

9 Jul 2008

Part of the difficulty in writing about the ancient Olympic Games is that they covered a span of over a thousand years, from 776 BC to 393 AD. The first installment in a five-part series