Tag Archives: Olympics

April 6, 1896

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1896, the first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece. Many of the better known events were held, like the marathon, cycling, fencing, gymnastics, and swimming. But there was one event that did … Continue reading

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August 30, 1904

On this date in Twisted-History.com during the 1904 Olympics held in St.Louis, Missouri, the marathon race was held in 90 degree heat on a dirt road. Racer Fred Lorz was running in fourth place when he developed severe cramps and … Continue reading

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August 14, 1936

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 1936 the first basketball competition was held as an event at the Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany. The U.S. defeated Canada, 19-8. Yes, as evident by the score, both teams were made entirely of … Continue reading

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September 19, 1988

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1988 U.S. Olympic diver Greg Louganis struck his head on the diving board during the Olympics and immediately turned gay. Future Vice President Dan Quayle offered to send Mr. Louganis to his favorite phrenologist … Continue reading

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