In all my 20 odd years of competitive athletics, my performances were just never quite up to Olympic standards. However not to be beaten, my wife Ann and I travelled over to Greece a few years back where we visited the original Ancient Olympic Arena at Olympia.
I must have been crazy to try a 100 metre sprint in the 30 degree heat, especially since I had not worn a pair of spikes in over 30 years, but the old urge took over!
It was a interesting day out and one that we both thoroughly enjoyed. I find the history of the Olympics is fascinating, and after watching the Tokyo games – although I still think as an “amateur” – the connection between ancient and modern competition clearly still exists.
My wife, Ann imagining she was back in her prime when she threw the discus.
I cannot recommend a visit to Athens highly enough. We hope to return one day to experience the wonderful hospitality of the people of Greece.