Old Olympic events revived as Foster, Goodhew take ‘the Plunge’ for Sport Relief


A century ago, Olympic events included underwater swimming, an obstacle course and an event called “the plunge” – so why did they disappear?

Olympic medal swimmers Mark Foster and Duncan Goodhew put on their Victorian bathers to find out, ahead of the Big Splash for Sports Relief later this month.

(See video on BBC)


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