THE HUNGARIAN OLYMPIAD
Documentary film supported by MTVA Media Mecenatura
Only a few know, that the idea of the modern time Olympic Games is not connected with the French baron, Coubertin but the Hungarian Lajos Vermes. The ancient greek Olympic Games were not revived by the French Pierre de Coubertin first, but a landowner in Palics (former Hungarian Kingdom, now belongs to Serbia) called Lajos Vermes. He organized the games in Palics between 1880 and 1914, which were referred to as the Hungarian Olympiad in the Hercules Sport Paper in 1885. The Palics games have lived for 34 years with international participants as a special alternative to the International Olympic Games which started in 1896.