On this date in 1904, the St. Louis Summer Olympics officially started. Unthinkable in today's context, the Games were actually a sideshow to the World's Fair, which had started in July. And, they weren't a bastion of diversity, as only 125 of the 651 athletes were not from the USA. They actually did not resemble the bureaucracy, process and popularity of hosting a Games at all, and might have spelt a decline for the movement had it not been for the Intercalated Games of 1906, which introduced a system and organization for hosting and registering that London for 1908 then emulated.
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Random highlights from the world of Olympic sports athletes, through the cheeky lens of one particular, passionate fan.
A Little Roundup
Select links to Olympic sports headlines & news, focused on celebrating athletes' stories
Let's Get Social
Sharing some of my favorite fun and candid social media posts from Olympic sports athletes
Athletes Worth Watching
A quick look at emerging and some lesser-known Olympic sports athletes worth keeping an eye on
Ramblings and Things
I have my own comment and opinions on Olympic sports news sometimes!
A Quick Review
Thoughts on Olympic sports films, art, books, TV, etc. that I've come across now and then
Me at Rio 2016's Barra Olympic Park
Header: Kallimarmaro stadium in Athens, site of the first modern Olympics in 1896
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