Much Wenlock - The 'Real' Home Of The Olympics

Among the first to congratulate London on its successful bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games was the place where it all 'really' started. Contrary to popular belief, the first ever modern Olympian Games wasn't held in Athens - they were actually held in the Shropshire town of Much Wenlock. In 1850, William Penny Brookes started it all off and the Olympian Games have been held annually in the town ever since. If you happen to be in the area, the next games take place on July 8-11. If you're not, read all about it on this informative and eye-opening website.

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