Olympics 2021: The story of how a small Shropshire town influenced the modern Olympic movement

Whilst this year’s Olympic Games will almost certainly suffer from COVID-19 constraints, the event remains the largest sporting spectacle in the world. Over time the Games have evolved from their modest beginnings into something incomparably grand. In this article, Steph Doehler discusses how a rural English town has closer links than most to the modern Olympics.

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Much Wenlock

The annual sporting event

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Mirroring Olympic philosophies

International relations

A lifelong dream achieved

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