Fact of the Week # 205

Fact of the Week 205: Art used to be an Olympic event. The founder of the modern Games, the Baron Pierre de Coubertin, was enamoured with the idea of the true Olympian being a talented artist and sportsperson.  Thanks to him, between 1912 and 1948 medals were given out for sporting-inspired masterpieces of architecture, music, painting, sculpture and literature. www.bluethumb.com

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