London 2012 Media Watch: In the Name of the Flag
Maiya Maneza won gold in women’s 63kg weightlifting
Whatever the father of the modern Olympics, Pierre de Coubertin, originally envisioned, the Games have always been about national pride. According to Plutarch, in the time of Solon, Athenian champions received award money of 500 drachmai for bringing honor to their polis.
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