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The First Olympics in 1896: Rope-Climbing

(An Illustrated History of Olympic Gymnastics)

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The First Olympics in 1896: Rope-Climbing

A gymnast competes in the rope-climb at the 1896 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece

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In the first Olympic games, gymnastics included events such as the rope climb, pole vault, broad jump, and shot put, as well as the more traditional events of pommel horse, rings, vault, parallel bars and high bar.

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