Away from my usual north London beat ... where is there an inscription in the paving which marks the finishing line of the athletics track used in the 1908 Olympics?
I've posted the beginning and end of the inscription - but not the crucial words which name the stadium.
If you think you know the answer, post a comment. And strictly no Googling!
A short distance away, on the exterior wall of an office building, is a replica of the medals table from those Olympics.
As you can see, nobody but the host country got much of a look in. Great Britain took more than half of all gold medals. As curiously, Sweden ended in third place. Belgium was ahead of Russia. Bohemia had its own team. And only nineteen competing countries went home with any medals at all.
And I think it's safe to assume there was no synchronised swimming.
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