Why Painting Is No Longer an Olympic Event
By Diana Wolf
Phelps won 8 medals, Usain Bolt beat a few world records, and Nastia Liukin did some outrageous flips. But can they paint or sculpt? Back when the modern games resurfaced, a true Olympian wasn't just an expert swimmer,Â or the fastest runner. A true Olympian was also a watercolorist, a sculptor, or a musician.
It's true! Between 1912 and 1948 art competitions were a part of the Olympics. Medals were awarded for architecture, literature, music, painting, and sculpture.
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