Sunday, 17 April 2016

10 Amusingly Bizarre Tales From The First Modern Olympics

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When we think of the Olympics, most of us picture billion-dollar spectacles, professional athletes competing at their absolute physical peak, and a whole world coming together to watch.

That's the Olympics now. The first modern Olympics in 1896 was an altogether different affair. Only 14 countries competed and professionals were nowhere to be seen. Despite being considered a success at the time, the 1896 Olympics now seems adorably amateur... and utterly bizarre.

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