She was amazingly talented and persistent. Elena Mukhina was the absolute champion of the USSR and the world in gymnastics, showed an incredibly complex program, some elements of which are now prohibited at competitions because of their danger. The gymnast dreamed of becoming an Olympic champion, but the injury received during the training forever deprived her of such an opportunity. But even being bedridden, Elena Mukhina continued to fight for the right to live.
The future gymnast, who was born in 1960 in Moscow, was left without a mother at the age of two, and the baby’s father, after the death of his wife, created a new family in which there was no place for her daughter. Fortunately for Lena, she had a wonderful grandmother, Anna Ivanovna, who raised and raised Continue reading
Before each Olympics, the information space is filled with informative articles about their ancient traditions hailing from ancient Greece. Many of the described traditions or their connection with modern games is a myth. There is also the usual confusion of different, but similar ancient customs.
Greeks did not carry sacred fire from anywhere
Gobbels, a great fan of torchlight processions, came up with “Deliver Fire” from the homeland of the Olympic Games. Yes, that same propagandist of the Third Reich. The custom seemed so beautiful that they decided not to refuse it, and they shyly close their eyes to the true story, repeating the Nazi inventions. Fortunately, the remaining finds of the Third Reich did not get into the Olympic Games. Continue reading
The beginning of the 20th century was marked by many significant events, and one of these was a departure from the stereotype of a weak and dependent woman. In different countries there were ladies who were no longer satisfied with the famous German rule of three K’s: “Kinder, Kuche, Kirche” (children, kitchen, church). Thanks to the first athletes, strong, independent personalities began to come into fashion, who, if necessary, can stand up for themselves. The fact that now I sometimes want to return to the weaker sex a little femininity is another question, in the early 1900s the very idea that a woman can be beautiful and strong at the same time was truly revolutionary, so such ladies were most often surprised and interest, but delight is not always. Continue reading