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Ancient Olympics

Did Mexicans Invent Hockey?

Alexander Ragir | Posted 10.27.2012 | World
Alexander Ragir

An ancient sport where players hit flaming balls with sticks in the dark of night is making a comeback in Mexico.

Forget Steroids, Early Olympians Doped With Testicles

Reuters | Kate Kelland | Posted 10.01.2012 | Weird News

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Forget anabolic steroids in easy-to-swallow tablets, or EPO in clean syringes. Ancient Olympic doper...

Carrying A Torch For The Ancient Olympics: Lamenting The Loss Of The Games' Gay Soul

Kevin Childs | Posted 08.06.2012 | Gay Voices
Kevin Childs

In 393 C.E. the Christian Emperor Theodosius I put an end to the ancient Olympic Games. The nudity, the joy in physical beauty, the sheer exhilarating mix of the Games were at odds with his appropriation of a new religion and much too redolent of the old.

Robbers Ties Up Greece Museum Guard, Steal Dozens Of Artifacts

AP | NICHOLAS PAPHITIS | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home

ATHENS, Greece — Two masked gunmen stormed into a small museum at the birthplace of the ancient Olympics in southern Greece on Friday, smashing ...

It's Not Cricket -- It's War

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Roger I. Abrams

Sport can bring out the best, but also the worst in mankind.