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A Playground for the Posh

Wales at the Olympics Episode 1 of 3

Were the early Olympics just for the gentlemen of the upper classes or were they open to everyone? What happened to the amateur ethos? Who was the aristocratic Prime Minister's grandson who won Wales's first gold? Which Welshman learned to swim in Cardiff docks and went on to become our greatest ever Olympian? Eddie Butler takes us back to the birth of the modern Olympic Games to find Wales's original Olympic heroes.

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30 minutes

Last on

Thu 19 Jul 2012 23:20
BBC Two Wales


Role Contributor
PresenterEddie Butler
ProducerJoe Towns