Welcome to Wenlock Olympian Society

Preserving the ideals of Dr William Penny Brookes – the inspiration for the modern Olympic Movement.

An interview with Wenlock Olympian Society President Jonathan Edwards CBE

Dates for the 130th Wenlock Olympian Games are:

Live Arts Festival
Saturday 12 March, Sunday 13 March, Saturday 19 March and Sunday 20 March 2016.

Half Marathon
Sunday 15th May 2016

Main Games Programme
Saturday 2nd July to Saturday 16th July 2016. The

Wenlock Olympian GamesWenlock Olympian Games
The first Wenlock Olympian Games took place in 1850 and the next ones are scheduled for 2016. Click below for details of the next event.

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Wenlock Olympian Society President Jonathan Edwards CBEJonathan Edwards CBE
Wenlock Olympian Society President, It’s a great pleasure to welcome our many spectators and competitors – both local and national to the Wenlock Olympian Games”.

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Live Arts FestivalLive Arts Festival
The Live Arts Festival has taken place each year since 1979. Competitions were held in the performing arts as part of the original Olympic Games.

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William Penny BrookesWenlock Olympian Society
Founded in 1860 by William Penny Brookes “to provide annual competitions in sports and the arts for people of every grade”, a significant part of the modern International Olympic Games’ history…

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Wenlocl Olympian TrailWenlock Olympian Trail
For those wishing to delve deeper into the remarkable Wenlock Olympian Society story there is now a designated walk around the town.

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