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|I am writing a book about the history of the throws, i.e. shot put, discus, javelin and hammer. At this time I am asking questions about the historical…||5624||13.1.2010||There is an interesting book about the history of this sport in Finland, which contains also some history of the javelin itself. It’s name is Suuri suomalainen keihäskirja, es. Siukonen Markku, Pulakka Martti and Ahola Matti. Gummerus Jyväskylä 1991. Since the book is published in finnish, i try to find the most important infomation for you. Before the year 1907 the javelins used could differ a lot, also there were no common rules for throwing. In London 1908, where Eric Lemming won the javelin, the rules of the english Amateur Athletic Association ( AAA) were used. According to them, the javelin had to be 2,6 meters long and weigh 800 gr. It had to been wooden and have an iron point, and in the middle it had to have an ”handle” made by…|