Starting Blocks, Olympia

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Mark Cartwright
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published on 26 April 2012
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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 history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at WHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2012, April 26). Starting Blocks, Olympia. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/428/starting-blocks-olympia/

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Cartwright, Mark. "Starting Blocks, Olympia." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 26, 2012. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/428/starting-blocks-olympia/.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Starting Blocks, Olympia." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 26 Apr 2012. Web. 22 Sep 2021.