Ancient Olympics Games
From boxing contests with no weight classifications or point scoring to chariot racing where danger lurked on every corner, it is easy to see why the ancient games enthralled the greeks for so long. here, we give you the essential lowdown, highlight our favourite facts.
Pierre de Coubertin
Baron Pierre de Coubertin was only 1,62 metres (5’3”) tall, but by many measures, he was a giant of the 20th century. Born into the French aristocracy on 1 January 1863, he became a champion of the common man, embracing the values of France’s Third Republic—liberty, equality, fraternity—as a young adult.