He who knows other men is discerning; he who knows himself is intelligent. He who overcomes others is strong; he who overcomes himself is mighty.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The first olympics were not just sporting events – they also included mental sports. When the olympics were revived in modern times, these “brain games” eventually made it back (in 1912). Alongside the sporting events we all know, the 1912 olympics included architecture, painting, sculpture, music, and literature. They survived until 1948 when they were removed because most entrants were professionals in their field. Pictured above is “Rugby” by Jean Jacoby who won his second of two gold medals in olympic art with this drawing. -

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