Readers with Olympic fever slam Mr. Know-It-All
Q: The modern Olympics were first held in 1896 in Athens, Greece. My question is about the original, ancient Olympic Games: Who was the first champion? — H.L., Chandler, Ariz.
A: The first Olympic champion in recorded history was a naked runner, Coroebus of Elis. Coroebus was a baker who won the sole event at the Olympics, the stadion, a sprint the length of the stadium.
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