The First Olympic Protest

1908 postcard of the White City Stadium, the main arena built especially for the 1908 Olympics Rebecca Jenkins looks back to when London first hosted the Olympic Games and how a mix up with flags gave birth to the first Olympic protest. By Rebecca Jenkins Cultural Historian, Novelist, and Lecturer Research Fellow, York St. John[…]

The Olympic Games in Ancient Greece

By the British Museum (Greece and Rome) / 08.08.2015   Every fourth year between 776 B.C.E. and 395 C.E., the Olympic Games, held in honor of the god Zeus, the supreme god of Greek mythology, attracted people from across Greece. Crowds watched sports such as running, discus-throwing and the long-jump. Olympia The sporting events at Olympia[…]