30 years before Athens staged what is commonly known as the Modern Olympic games,Llandudno, a seaside resort town in Wales organized its own Olympics – not once but twice!
A BBC news report earlier this year highlights what and how that happened.
But, it was not forgotten when this year’s edition of the Summer Games came along. The town was graced by the passing of the Olympic torch on its way to London on 29 May 2012.
In pictures: Llandudno’s 1866 Olympics remembered.
Strange, but illuminating, heartwarming and even spiritual, if you look at it that way.
Source: BBC News