Shotput Event Returns to Ancient Home

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Ukraine's Yuriy Bilonog competes in shot put at the ancient stadium in Olympia, August 18, 2004.

Ukraine's Yuriy Bilonog competes in shot put at the ancient Olympic stadium in Olympia, August 18, 2004. Reuters hide caption

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Greek mythology has it that the God Zeus fired a lightning bolt and created the town of Olympia, where the original Olympic games took place. Some 18,000 people gathered there Wednesday to watch one of the Games' oldest events, the shotput competition. NPR's Howard Berkes reports.

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