Starting Blocks, Olympia

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Mark Cartwright
published on 26 April 2012

The starting line of the stadium in Olympia (4th century BCE). Athletes had to place their toes in the front grooves on the block.

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About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a full-time author, researcher, historian, and editor. Special interests include art, architecture, and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the WHE Publishing Director.

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Cartwright, M. (2012, April 26). Starting Blocks, Olympia. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Cartwright, Mark. "Starting Blocks, Olympia." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 26, 2012.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Starting Blocks, Olympia." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 26 Apr 2012. Web. 22 Mar 2023.