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Olympic Games & WashU

 

This year’s Olympic Games are set to officially begin tomorrow July 27, 2012 in London, England, but what does this have to do with WashU? Well, not only am I sure that many WashU students, staff, and alumni will choose to watch the games (who knows, some might in London as we speak), but the Olympic Games of 1904, the first Olympics to be held in the Western Hemisphere, were actually held on WashU’s own athletic field. Today Francis Field is a national landmark, a beacon of old, chunky, concrete stands, finally equipped with new turf after much negotiation, and well-loved by all.

With this in mind, I look forward to watching the Olympic Games of 2012!