Here’s a great article at ForeignPolicy.com demonstrating how the Ancient Greek Olympics suffered from corruption, doping scandals, internecine conflict and unhygienic competitors. Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.

May 1947: Modern Greek dancers interpreting traditional Grecian dancing with hoops which symbolise the Olympics. (Photo by Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Getty Images)
May 1947: Modern Greek dancers interpreting traditional Grecian dancing with hoops which symbolise the Olympics. (Photo by Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Getty Images)

Peter McLean. petermclean.co

 

Doping, Violence and Corruption at the Ancient Games
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