"these Games were exclusively masculine, that they followed a period of war, that they opposed soldiers and finally that they valued activities considered themselves as virile and male appropriated . . . many elements made this event a stage for masculinity."
The Inter-Allied Games of 1919.
Olympic type competition in the aftermath of the First World War [The Great War].
Military competitors only!
"Athletics at the Inter-Allied Games"
And featuring some "unorthodox" events the like of which is never to be seen again.
To include the GRENADE THROW!
"An unorthodox addition to the track and field events was the hand grenade throwing competition. This non-point-scoring event consisted of throwing for distance rather than accuracy and the winning distance of 245 feet and 11 inches, set by American military chaplain Fred Thomson, was declared a new world record."
In this regard the organizers of the Inter-Allied Games seem to have totally ignored or been oblivious to the Ancient Olympics. The javelin event as in the Olympiad of ancient Greece thrown for both distance and accuracy.
NO GOOD THROWING THE WEAPON UNLESS THE DISTANCE WITH ACCURACY IS PRESENT AT ONE AND THE SAME TIME! IN THIS REGARD THE ANCIENTS WERE CORRECT AND THE MODERNS WERE NOT!