Oympic sport "contested"

Eric Nielsen ericbarnak at GMAIL.COM
Sun Feb 21 21:12:15 UTC 2010

This seems an unusual use of "contested".

Skeleton returned to the Olympics in 2002 after a 54-year hiatus. The sport
was previously contested in both 1928 and 1948, the two times the Winter
Games were held in St. Moritz, Switzerland. The resort town in the Swiss
Alps is widely considered birthplace of the sport. So when the Olympics came
to St. Moritz, skeleton was added to the Olympic program and contested on
the famed Cresta Run in St. Moritz. Only a men's event was held. Since the
Winter Games never returned to St. Mortiz, skeleton never returned to the
Olympic program.



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