Olympic trivia

I heard a really interesting fact today about Olympia, the site of the first Olympic Games in Ancient Greece.

Do you remember from school days the images of the stadium surrounded by statues of athletes? I had always assumed that these statues were the “track stars” from 776BC.

But no! I’m told the statues were carved to immortalise those who were found to have cheated in the games – to make their deceptions public forever to the eternal humiliation of them, their families and their friends.

I can think of several public figures who deserve this kind of treatment today.


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