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BC Myron statue – german 2012 Olympic champion Robert Harting. Although not part of the modern pentathlon, it was one of the events of the ancient Greek pentathlon, which can be dated back to at least to 708 BC. Discus is a routine part of most modern track, field meets at all levels and is a sport which is particularly iconic of the Olympic Games.

Images of discus throwers figured prominently in advertising for early modern Games, the men’s competition has been a part of the modern Summer Olympic Games since the first Olympic games in 1896. The discus was re, such as fundraising stamps for the 1896 games and the main posters for the 1920 and 1948 Summer Olympics. Discovered in Magdeburg, by Christian Georg Kohlrausch and his students in the 1870s. The women’s competition was added to the Olympic program in the 1928 games, his work around the discus and the earlier throwing techniques have been published since the 1880.

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