Tuesday, June 12, 2012

2012 London Olympic 46 Days to go

V Olympic Games 1912,Stockholm, Sweden.
Games were held form 5th May to 22nd July 1912 from 28 countries took part in 14 sports

Looking back;

American Indian Jim Thorpe's Talent lit up the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden, The American won the decathlon and pentathlon gold medals to emerge as the greatest athlete in the world. However, he had to endure the ignominy of being stripped of his honours after it was discovered that he had violated the strict amateur norms prevalent at that time. " Rules are like road rollers, they flatten any one in front," he had said ruefully then. Many years later, Thorpe was reinstated but then the damage had been done.

for more detail of Jim thrope's ref below link

 Remembering note: 

A Greco-Roman Wrestling bout between Martin Klein Russian wrestlers and  Alfred Asikainen Finnish  wrestlers lasted 11 hours and forty minutes—the world's longest wrestling match.

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