Almanac Olympics: Polishing Tarnished Ideals (an extract from the Griffith Review 53 – Our Sporting Life)

In this essay, extracted from The Griffith Review 53 – Our Sporting Life, John Harms remembers two wonderful months immersed in the theory and practice of Olympism at the little-known International Olympic Academy, at Ancient Olympia, in Greece.

Feeling Greek

Some people in Australia think that I am Greek. (Ted Egan thinks I am George Megalogenis…I wish) And now that I have a son called Theo they really think I’m Greek. I look Greek. In Greece, when people asked me (more than once), “Where are you from?” I would say, “Australia.” They would say, “When [Read more]