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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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Olympics in Britain

John Cannon and Robert Crowcroft.

in A Dictionary of British History

P ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 86 words.

The Olympic Games have been hosted in London three times: in 1908, 1948 (delayed from 1944 because of the *...

Olympics in Britain

in The Oxford Companion to British History

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 123 words.

The Olympic Games have been hosted in London three times: in 1908, 1948 (delayed from 1944 because of the

wrestling

John Cannon and Robert Crowcroft.

in A Dictionary of British History

P ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 85 words.

is one of the oldest sports in the world and has always had a large number of local and national variants. It was included in the Olympic Games in ...