How Amateur are the Olympics?
In honor of the 2022 Beijing Olympic games:
The modern Olympic movement was inspired by ancient Greece, but what elements actually go back that far? And how did 19th century ideas about ‘gentlemen amateurs’ connect to the history of passports and the early days of radio? Find out as we explore the etymologies of Olympic sports and look back at the many ‘firsts’, Olympic and otherwise, that happened a century ago in 1920.