Sport: Olympiad

"Athletically, all mankind is divided into three parts—the agile Americans, the hardy Finns, and the rest. And of these, the Americans are the greatest." —thus the World Spirit, musing over the official score-sheet of the eighth Olympic Games where it lay pinned on the Judges' Desk in Colombes Stadium, Paris.

As in ancient days, trials of bodily strength, skill and speed are still universally regarded as the pith and core of the Games. Therefore, though many other events were yet to be contested, America was proclaimed Olympic Champion for 1924 when the track-and-field events...

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