Since the world's nations started to come together in 1896 to compete, politics have rarely stayed out of the Olympic arena
Aug. 07, 2008
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Great Britain's Charlotte Cooper wins gold medals in singles and mixed-doubles tennis in the first Games in which women are allowed to compete. But the event is marred by poor organization — confusion over scheduling prevents some athletes from making it to their events, and makeshift hurdles have to be made from broken telephone poles.