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In the Catbird Seat/Joe Kirkish

Olympics steeped in history

August 9, 2012
The Daily Mining Gazette

It's impossible to ignore the fact that the 2012 summer Olympics exist. It's the big event that began in ancient Greece, reported to have begun as a series of competitions held between representatives of the Greek city-states in 776 B.C. (though a persistent rumor exists that the Irish preceded them with their games a millennium before then); the Greek games featured mainly athletic, combat and chariot racing events. It was an unwritten rule that all warlike conflicts among the participating nations were postponed until the games were over.

 
 
 

 

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