An Olympic Great? Dorando Pietri

Primary History article

By Jane Card, published 19th June 2011

Please note: this article pre-dates the 2014 National Curriculum and some content may be outdated.

The Italian confectioner Dorando Pietri is one of the most famous figures from the 1908 Olympics - famous for not winning. His story raises issues of sportsmanship suitable for class discussion. There are detailed accounts readily available on the web...

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