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Demetrius (20)

Of Troezen (probably 1st cent. ad), wrote works on literary history. The only known title is that of his work on philosophers, Against the Sophists. Athenaeus 1. 29a;Diogenes ...

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A Dictionary of Sports Studies

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...graphic detail on the corruption scandals related in particular to the winning of the bid to host the Winter Games by Salt Lake City, and the responses that forced Samaranch and the IOC to introduce reforms. In its first 119 years there were just nine presidents of the IOC: Demetrius Vikelas of Greece, 1894–6 ; Baron Pierre de Coubertin of France, 1896–1925 ; Count Henri de Baillet-Latour of Belgium, 1925–42 ; Sigfrid Edström from Sweden, 1946–52 ; Avery Brundage of the USA, 1952–72 ; Michael Morris , Lord Killanin , from Ireland, 1972–80 ;...