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Friday, June 24, 2022

DID YOU KNOW

 DID YOU KNOW

 The Olympics Used to Award Medals for Art.

From 1912 to 1948, the Olympic Games held competitions in the fine arts. Medals were given for literature, architecture, sculpture, painting, and music. Naturally, the art created was required to be Olympic-themed. According to the founder of the modern Olympics, Pierre de Frédy, the addition of the arts was necessary because the ancient Greeks used to hold art festivals alongside the games. Before the art events were eventually removed, 151 medals were awarded.

12 comments:

  1. Very interesting. I didn't know.

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  2. I didn't know this. Wow. I would love them to do this again.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend. ♥

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  3. Did not know. Shame they quit.

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  4. News to me. Thank you. I do like learning things.

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  5. I did not know that...now I do! Thanks! :)

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  6. i didn't know that either. They should go back to Fine Arts, it would be much more interesting.

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  7. I learn more lovely tidbits from reading these blogs! Linda in Kansas

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  8. Olympic medals for art? They would have to have very definite decisions on what constitutes art, since these days even splatters by kindergarten kids can qualify.

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  9. How cool is that! I had to laugh at River's comment though, she's spot on 🙂

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