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Bring it Back! Literature In the Olympics by 2016!

By posted at 4:00 pm on July 28, 2012 2

Fun Fact: “Literature” was an Olympic event until 1948. In fact, several other events were also listed under the umbrella of “Sporting Art,” as Olympic historian John MacAloon points out to NPR. For example, W. B. Yeats’ brother, Jack Butler Yeats, won the “Mixed Painting” silver in 1924; some people even won “Medals for Making Medals!”





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2 Responses to “Bring it Back! Literature In the Olympics by 2016!”

  1. Meaghan
    at 10:38 pm on July 28, 2012

    So great! I will sign any petition for this to come back.

  2. Fun Fact: “Literature” used to be an Olympic event. - Michael L. Martin Jr. | The Official Site
    at 3:48 pm on January 28, 2013

    [...] Fun Fact: “Literature” used to be an Olympic event. [...]

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