The Myth

The mythological origins of the ‘Olympics’ include the story where Pelops defeated and killed his future father-in-law King Oenomaus in a chariot race, and that Hercules put on the games to honour his father after he won over the perfidious King Augeas. The Mythological background: Left: The place in Delphi where the Pythian Games took … Read more

Laurel Wreath Today

Where can we find the laurel wreath today? Actually, if we just look around us, the answer is anywhere! In Maryland (US), we can even find a city, named “the City of Laurel”… Gone by are the times when only Olympic athletes had the honour of wearing it. These days, the wreath, as been a … Read more