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Olympic Games, ancient

Alan Tomlinson

in A Dictionary of Sports Studies

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780199213818
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191726859
Olympic Games, ancient

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The ancient Olympics had an extraordinarily long history, from their origins in ancient Greece to the fifth century ad, over a thousand years of sustained organized athletic competition surviving the collapse and rise of empires and cultures. On their inauguration in ...

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Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation

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