Athletics At The 1908 Summer Olympics – Men's Greek Discus

Athletics At The 1908 Summer Olympics – Men's Greek Discus

The men's Greek-style discus throw was one of six throwing events on the Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme in London. The competition was held on July 18, 1908. In the Greek-style event, throwers hurled the discus from atop a rectangular platform raised above the ground. Throwing style was strictly prescribed by the rules of the event. The event had been contested at the 1906 Summer Olympics, but was not held again after 1908.

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