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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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Sport in Russia and Eastern Europe

Mauricio Borrero.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sports History

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Russian and Eastern European History; Social and Cultural History. 6145 words.

The long period of Communist rule in Russia and eastern Europe provided the foundation for the development of sport in the region and the competitive boost for international success,...

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