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By Nigel McCrery

In August 2016 the realm may be spellbound by way of the Olympic video games in Rio de Janeiro as 10,500 athletes from 206 international locations compete in 306 occasions. Tracing their origins again to the Greeks in 776 BC, the historical past of the Olympics is an excellent one however it has had its darker moments.

During the 1st international conflict no fewer than a hundred thirty five Olympians perished. Many had received Gold, Silver and Bronze medals. They got here not only from the united kingdom, Germany, France, united states yet from everywhere in the globe.

Wyndham Halswelle, killed in motion on 31 March 1915, received a Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in either box and tune occasions. The Frenchman Leon Flameng, the quickest bike owner ever, died on 2 January 1917, having received Gold, Silver and Bronze medals within the 1896 Olympics. The German Fritz Bartholomae, killed in motion 12 September 1915, received a Bronze within the rowing eights throughout the 1912 Olympics. The checklist of those heroes is going on and on.

Each Olympian, who made the superb sacrifice, is honoured during this really good booklet via a precis in their lifestyles, carrying success and demeanour in their death.

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