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    America's Anne Curtis, left, with Karen Harup of Denmark after they had finished the women's Olympic Games 400-metres Freestyle Final at the Empire Pool, Wembley, London, Aug. 7, 1948. Curtis won the race , with Harup taking second place. The first five in the race all beat the Olympic Record time that had been set in 1936. (AP Photo)

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US athlete Joseph "Joe" de Pietro, lifts 105 kilogram to win the gold medal at the Bantamweight weightlifting competition of the Summer Olympic Games on August 9, 1948 at Empress Hall in London, United Kingdom. (AP Photo)

Mel Patton, left, anchor man of the U.S. men's 4 x 100-meter relay team, crosses the finish line well ahead of Britain's Jack Archer, during the Summer Olympics at Wembley Stadium, in London Aug. 7, 1948. Olympic judges disqualified the U.S. team on the grounds that their first exchange of the baton was not made within the 20-meter zone, but reversed their decision three days later giving the U.S. the gold medal and Britain the silver.(AP Photo)...

Ralph Craig, center, of Albany, N.Y., who won the 100- and 200-meter dashes in the 1912 Olympic games in Stockholm, and is a member of the U.S. Olympic Yachting team in the 1948 games, bears the American flag in the parade of the nations at the opening of the Olympic games in London's Wembley Stadium, July 29, 1948. (AP Photo)

The Olympic Torch is presented at the 1948 Summer Olympic Games at Wembley Stadium in London, England. Towering above the stadium was a quote from Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympics: “The important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part. The essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well.” (Getty Images)

The Olympic torch from Olympia, Greece, passed through Milan, Italy on July 23, 1948, on the way to London, United Kingdom, for the opening of the XIV Olympiad. In this image, a lieutenant of the Italian army, torch in hand, is crossing Milan's famous Piazza Del Duomo. The cathedral is seen in the background. (AP Photo)

Olympic torch bearer lights the "Liohnos", sacred vase, in which the flame will be preserved, in the Public Square, Corfu, July 18, 1948, and wil then be taken to the British frigate HMS Whitesand Bay to be transported to Bari, Italy. The flame is due at Wembley Stadium, in London, for the opening ceremony of the XIV Summer Olympic Games on July 29. (AP Photo)

Mel Patton, left, anchor man of the U.S. men's 4 x 100-meter relay team, crosses the finish line well ahead of Britain's Jack Archer, during the Summer Olympics at Wembley Stadium, in London Aug. 7, 1948. Olympic judges disqualified the U.S. team on the grounds that their first exchange of the baton was not made within the 20-meter zone, but reversed their decision three days later giving the U.S. the gold medal and Britain the silver.(AP Photo) less The U.S. Summer Olympic rowing team (ex

Cissie Davies of Great Britain on the balancing bar, during the Summer Olympic Games gymnastics event (transferred from the Wembley Stadium) at the Empress Hall, Earl's Court in London, United Kingdom on August 12, 1948. Eleven countries have entered the women's team competition. The competition is carried out on similar lines to the men's and comprises voluntary and compulsory exercises on swinging ring and beam, and springboard vaults over the pommel-horse. (AP Photo)

America's Harrison Dillard, second left, hands over the baton to Melvin Patton, third left, for the final leg of the men's Olympic Games 4 x 100metres Relay Final at Wembley Stadium, London, Aug. 7, 1948, to win the race. Britain's John Archer, second right, came in second. The American team were disqualified for a wrong baton change. (AP Photo)

America's Anne Curtis, left, with Karen Harup of Denmark after they had finished the women's Olympic Games 400-metres Freestyle Final at the Empire Pool, Wembley, London, Aug. 7, 1948. Curtis won the race , with Harup taking second place. The first five in the race all beat the Olympic Record time that had been set in 1936. (AP Photo)

Italy's Aldo Ghira, centre with ball, scores during the men's Olympic Games Water Polo competition against Holland, at the Empire Pool, Wembley, London, Aug. 7, 1948. Italy won the match 4-2 and won the Olympic title. (AP Photo)

America's "Llanoria", right, and Britain's "Johan", second right, at the start of the Olympic Games 6-metre yacht race, at Torbay, England, Aug. 3, 1948. (AP Photo)

The U.S. Summer Olympic rowing team (extreme far left) is seen winning their sixth successive victory in the eighths at Henley-On-Thames August 9, 1948 in 5 minutes, 56.7 seconds. The Americans were represented by a California University crew.

A tackle by centre half Eric Lee of Great Britain, right, on centre forward Appel of Holland, during the Olympic Games Football competition at Highbury Stadium London, July 31, 1948. Great Britain won the match 4-3

Olga Gyarmati of Hungary, seen here at the qualifying trial, won the final of the women's long jump Olympic Summer Games event with 5.695 meters (18 ft eight and one inches) at Wembley Stadium, London, United Kingdom on August 4, 1948. (AP Photo)

Series of pictures from the official Olympic Games film shows the hand-over between Barney Ewell to Lorenzo Wright in the men's Olympic Games 4 x 100metres Relay Final, at Wembley Stadium, London, Aug. 7, 1948. After studying the film the International Amateur Athletics Federation jury overturned the disqualification and awarded the gold medal to the USA. (AP Photo)

Australia's Jack Winters jumps in the men's Olympic Games High Jump competition, at Wembley Stadium, London, July 30, 1948. He qualified for the next round of the competition. (AP Photo)

Clare Leahy, left, lights Denis Broderick during a change over of the the Olympic Torch at the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge in county Antrim, Northern Ireland, Monday, June 4, 2012. The Olympic Torch is continuing its relay journey around the country, and is scheduled to arrive at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison) Married Hindu women devotees tie sacred threads around a banyan tree (a divine wishing tree) in a ceremony considered to bring good lu

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When the idea of a modern Olympics became a reality at the end of the 19th century, the initiators and organizers were looking for a great popularizing event, recalling the ancient glory of Greece. The idea of organizing a marathon race came from Michel Bréal, who wanted the event to feature in the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 in Athens… The Greeks staged a selection race for the Olympic marathon on 10 March 1896 that was won by Charilaos Vasilakos in 3 hours and 18 minutes (with the fu