Have you ever wondered how the ancient Olympics would compare to today’s modern games? Ancient Olympics bridging past and present explores why now as we prepare for
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Imagine our modern boxers competing without gloves, our long jumpers using weights in an event called the hammer, and consider how today’s runners would fare if they had to carry shields.
Back in the modern world, former Olympian Sir Roger Bannister compares today’s ethics in sports with ancient Olympic values.
Sir Roger Bannister
The idea of the Olympic games is really very powerful in sport today.
And finally, test your knowledge in our online quiz. To start your learning journey from the ancient Olympics to London 2012, visit the Open Learn 2012 website.