Thursday, August 7, 2008

The Olympics - 1908 style

Came across this great article about the 1908 olympics. I particularly liked the bit about the Italian marathon runner who led all the way from the start "with only the odd nip of brandy as a sharpener" but was disqualified after being "helped" over the finish line.

It would be great (though somewhat unlikely) if Britain won 56 gold medals this time around, but I will settle for Paula Radcliffe making it to the start line.

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