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The alternative Olympics

Not selected for the Olympics? Join the alternative Games

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Categories: Miscellaneous Tags: Olympics, 2012
If you thought the Olympic Games started in Greece, think again.  Its roots can be traced to an unassuming village in Shropshire called Much Wenlock.
The Much Wenlock Olympian Games were the brainchild of Dr William Penny Brookes back in 1850 and they became the inspiration for the first modern Games in Athens in March 1896. In recognition of this heritage one of the mascots for this year’s Olympics has been named Wenlock. Visit this little village in July and you can participate in the 126th annual Olympian Games. You’ll find a wide choice of track and field events, swimming, cycling, archery, fencing and several other sporting events which include a marathon, gliding and a 100 mile walk. What you won’t see are some of the original events including quoits, piglet catching or blindfolded wheelbarrow racing.
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