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Olympic Balls: Michael Phelps Is A Greek God In Roman Times

by | 17th, August 2008

MICHAEL Phelps has won seven gold medals… No eight… Now nine… And so on. Can you win too many gold medals?

In the Guardian Kate Rew is contemplating swimming with the Gods:

In the Olympics in Ancient Rome, the powerfully built swimmers (nude, like all the sportsmen, so the crowds could better appreciate the mastery of the human body) swam in the rolling currents of the Tiber.

Those ancient Greek Romans. Now they really good swim…



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