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Athletic contests are almost as old as the hills. Since the beginning of the Olympic games, nearly three thousand years ago, when physical contests were limited to a foot-race the length of the stadium, athletics have been encouraged and athletes honored. The Greeks introduced the foot-race, wrestling, jumping, throwing the quoit and the javelin, boxing with the cruel cestus, and the chariot race. The Saxons gave us rowing, skating and hawking; the Normans tourney and the joust. Then followed football, golf, cricket, baseball and cycling. At Indianapolis, this year, the National Meet of the League of American Wheelmen will bring together from all parts of the country

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