Title: Design and Construction of Stadiums
Author(s): Clyde T. Morris
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 198-214
Public interest in athletic contests is as old as history. The earliest records show men competing in gamesof skill and endurance, and their influence on civilization is clearly evident. One of the most important links in the early Greek union was the Olympian Games which were held every four years at Olympia. The first Olympiad was held in the year 776 B.C., and from that time on for over a thousand years they were held regularly and did much to maintain a sense of common Greek interest which transcended the narrow politics of the several city states and preserved them as a union.