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Editorial-Athletics – Strength Magazine – April, 1928

The Olympic Games ought to bring back to our minds the original purpose of athletics in ancient Greece, namely to make better and healthier citizens and soldiers. The athletes of all countries in time of war make more competent soldiers than the ordinary civilians, but the athletes do not look upon themselves as preparing for war and neither do we think that that is their primary purpose. Amateur athletes, in theory at least, go in for the love of the game, and all of the good results that they get in health and training are by-products.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas