Aug 01, 2012 06:39 PM

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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