Saturday, 6 August 2016

10 Amusingly Bizarre Tales From The First Modern Olympics

image credit

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.

The first modern Olympics in 1896 was an altogether different affair. Only 14 countries competed, professionals were nowhere to be seen, and one of the US teams had to spend their spare time writing news reports on the games because no actual reporters thought they were worth covering. The 1896 Olympics now seems adorably amateur and utterly bizarre.

0 comment(s):