The name of the sport “gymnastics” is derived from the ancient Greek word “gymnos” which literally translated means naked and comes from, the Greek word for naked. In ancient Greece, male athletes trained and competed in the nude.
Christians of the time considered gymnastics Satanic because of its focus on the body and that gymnasts performed in the nude at the all-male ancient Games of Olympia.
“Now considering the case of nude swimming at catholic schools as in the movie Heaven Help Us,
is it REALLY so hard to believe that catholic religious brothers would require boys to be naked? Is that so hard to believe? One would think, in light of recent events, that it would be very credible to assume that if catholic lay religious brothers had the power to force boys to get nude, they would do so! Pat Ankeny, IA Topix Forums Sunday 29th May 2011