Oympic sport "contested"

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Sun Feb 21 23:25:04 UTC 2010

I've not seen "contested" used in that way either.  It usually means "disputed" or something like that.  An adjective not a verb.

Tom Zurinskas, USA - CT20, TN3, NJ33, FL7+
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> Poster: Eric Nielsen
> Subject: Oympic sport "contested"
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> 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.
> http://www.nbcolympics.com/skeleton/insidethissport/history/newsid=260523.html#skeleton+history
> Eric
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