Department of Who Knew?

In addition to athletics, the Olympics used to include arts and literature competitions. This tradition, discontinued since 1952, is being revived by the city of Hamburg,which hosted literature games. They even and announced a winner to coincide with the Athens games. But, oddly, the competition is called the “international Eleven-Minutes-Sports-Novel Contest.” What’s next? The international Three-Second-Triple-Jump-Poem contest?

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