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Olympic Games

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

An ancient Greek festival with athletic, literary, and musical competitions held at Olympia every four years, traditionally from 776 bc until abolished by the Roman emperor Theodosius I in...

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Olympic Games

Graeme Davison.

in The Oxford Companion to Australian History

January 2001; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History. 1384 words.

have played a growing role in projecting Australia's national identity to the world. Since the nineteenth century, when sporting achievement

Francis Joseph Edmund ‘Frank’ Beaurepaire

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History.


was a swimmer who won numerous local and international titles, held 15 world records, and swam in three Olympic Games at which he won six medals, but never a ...

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