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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

Anthony J. Barker.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 1197 words.

Although there were no water sports in the ancient Olympic Games, they have played an increasingly important role in the

International Sailing Federation

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.


the governing body for the sport of yachting. Previously called the International Yacht Racing Union (IYRU), which introduced the International Metre Class in 1907, it...

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Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

A Dutch East Indiaman, widely known for its bloodthirsty mutiny after it had hit a reef in the Houtman Abrolhos off the Western Australian coast in 1629. About 250 of the 316 people aboard,...

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