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Ancient and modern

What does the Olympic torch have to do with Hitler?

27 April 2024

9:00 AM

27 April 2024

9:00 AM

The original Olympic Games established a basic canon of seven games unchanged over some 900 years: foot, horse and chariot races, boxing, wrestling, pankration, and pentathlon. This year’s Olympics feature 42 games, adding for the first time ‘competitive breakdancing, an urban sport that originated in the hip-hop culture of 1970s block parties in the US’.

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