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No ball games? What a bummer!

Did you know where the word gymnasium comes from? I didn’t until earlier today. Gymnos is Greek for nude and the full literal meaning of the word gymnasium in Greek is ‘school for naked exercise’. Apparently athletes in the ancient games took part in their events in the nude. I’m not sure I would have fancied being in the javelin event or even the hurdles with all my tackle hanging out.

I’m guessing that the nearest equivalent we have to naked competitors in the modern games must be the Women’s Beach Volleyball, what do you think?

About justwilliam1959

I've been on the planet for a more than half a century and I've lost all my hair but not my enthusiasm for life, my wife, reading and music! I started my first blog; With Just A Hint Of Mayhem in February 2009. In May 2011 I began two sister blogs to that first one; With Just A Hint Of Amelia and With Just A Hint Of Learning. A while later I also added the more random Stars In My Glasses to the family :-) Feel free to check them all out and let me know what you think!

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