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Olympic Origins And History

The crowd that gathered for the first modern Olympic Games, held in Athens in 1896, pales in comparison to the crowd in London during the 2012 Olympics.

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Inspiring people: Jesse Owens, Olympic Athlete

Jesse Owens, Olympic Athlete, proved that individual excellence rather than race or national origin, distinguishes one man or woman from another. In 2016 a movie about this inspiring man and great athlete was released.

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Loukoumates are a Greek fried-dough pastry, soaked in sugar syrup or honey and cinnamon. In ancient Greece, these deep fried dough balls were served to the winners of the Olympic Games. Get the full recipes at http://www.greekboston.com/food/desserts/loukoumathes-recipe/

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Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku (8/24/1890; Honolulu, HI – 1/22/1968) was an American competition swimmer who was also known as an actor, lawman, early beach volleyball player and businessman credited with spreading the sport of surfing. Kahanamoku was a 5-time Olympic medalist in swimming.

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rms-olympic: “ Dazzle Painted Lady RMS Olympic as Troop Transporter 2810 in the Great War -Original black-and-white image colored by me in GIMP~ ”

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The Olympic Games are a series of athletic competitions that were held in honor of Zeus. The games originated from Olympia, Greece and only consisted of a few games and only a few people. Today the tradition still continues, but there are many more games and people all over the world compete.

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this sitting room, original located on c deck and this inspired the parlour suite b-52 in the film, 'Titanic' this is a colorized photo

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