What discipline was, surprisingly, an established part of the Olympic Games between 1912 and 1948?

Answer: Painting. Jean Jacoby of Luxembourg for instance, won a gold medal for his paintings in 1924 and 1928. The discipline was only removed from the Olympics in 1948 when the competitors were increasingly professional and perceived to be breaking with the amateur ethos of the games.

Source: The Olympics by Allen Guttmann

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