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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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Sports and Sport Industry

Michael J. Haupert.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

January 2003; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Economic History. 3642 words.

The origins of most sports are shrouded in the uncertain mists of history. Anthropologists know that the Olympic Games date

Gilbert, A. C.

Frederick J. Augustyn.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online December 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1352 words.

Gilbert, A. C. (15 February 1884–25 January 1961), toy manufacturer, marketer, and lobbyist, was born Alfred Carlton Gilbert, the son of Frank Gilbert, a banker, and Charlotte Ann Hovenden...

Brundage, Avery

Allen Guttmann.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Construction. 2163 words.

Brundage, Avery (28 September 1887–08 May 1975), athlete, businessman, and sports administrator, was born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Charles Brundage, a stonecutter, and Amelia...