1866 and All That - Rediscovering London's First Olympics and Britain's Olympic
Thu May 10 2012
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Tue Apr 3 2012
Thirty years before the modern Olympics were revived in Athens in 1896, the world's first national Olympian Association held its inaugural games in London. Using archive images and contemporary accounts, sports historian Martin Polley traces Britain's Olympic roots back to 1612, and, via the events of 1866 explores London's role in the wider Olympic movement.