TOP STORY: SPORTS, DEITY AND THE STATE: Ancient Olympics an imperfect homage to human perfection

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c. 1996 Religion News Service (UNDATED) The race had been won and the radiant runner, at the peak of his power and prowess, sprinted into the sacred space before an ancient altar of Zeus to claim his prize _ not gold, but a crown of olive branches freshly gathered from a holy grove believed to […]

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