National Olympian Games Olympics before the Olympics

 In 1866, the National Olympian Games was held in London.

One of the venues was the German Gymnasium which still exists in Kings Cross .  Aquatic events 31 July 1866 at the River Thames at Teddington  and  at the Crystal Palace Park Cricket Ground 1 August 1866



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