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The Olympics 100 Years Ago

September 06, 2000

Summer Games of 1900, in Paris:

1. Nations participating 19

2. Duration events over a five-month period

3. Publicity little coverage and few spectators

4. Hurdles made from broken telephone poles

5. Archery live pigeons were targets

6. Track and field grass was wet and uneven

7. Hammer throw hammers often stuck in trees

Source: britannica.com

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