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Some things never change, and the London Olympics in 1908 was a bit of a damp affair. Demand to watch the events wasn't that high to see what was effectively a mad revival of an ancient Greek idea pedalled by eccentric enthusiasts, and so White City Stadium was quite empty for a lot of the games.

The event taking place here is Tug-of-War, no longer an Olympics event, but still a popular contest at the Highland Games.

Film: Olympic Games In London