The Stadium, Olympia, Greece, 2017.10.12.
Nikon D7200, 12-24mm f/4G lens @24mm f/8, aperture priority; & 35mm f/1.8G f/8, aperture priority.


"A fuller, more accurate picture — advanced by revisionist scholars such as Donald Kyle, Alfred Mallwitz and Catherine Morgan — instead emphasizes the local, religious and austere nature of the early Olympic games; the occasional military and political intrusions; the ubiquitousness of peddlers and other profit-seekers; and the professionalism of the often highly-trained competitors, whose primary interest was winning, to gain prizes and other rewards. Also notable is the surprising brutality and potential deadliness of some events; the erotic appeal of the athletes; and the readiness of participants to embrace cheating and corruption — against which the judges (Hellanodikai) had always to be on their guard."

— John Leonard, "Birthplace of the Olympics",, October 9, 2015