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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

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure — Regional and National History.

Have played a growing role in projecting Australia's national identity to the world. Since the nineteenth century, when sporting achievement first became a measure of national prowess,...

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Jesse Owens

Overview page. Subjects: History — Sport and Leisure.

1913–1980)

US black athlete, numbered among the greatest track and field competitors in the first half of the twentieth century.

Born at Danville, Alabama, the son of a...

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Johnny Weissmuller

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(1904–84)

A US champion swimmer at the 1924 and 1928 Olympic Games, who acted in Hollywood films in the role of Tarzan. Weismuller's switch of professions represented the rise of...

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