Ancient Olympics The first ancient Olympic Games can be set back to 776 B.C and went on until 393 A.D, according to historical records. The Games lasted for twelve centuries and were dedicated to gods of the Olympians. As these games went on, Olympia became the site of these ancient games. The site of the Ancient Olympics is located in the western part of Peloponnese. According to Greek mythology, Peloponnese is the island of Pelops, the founder of the Olympic Games. Olympia, Greece is where there were ancient Greek gods. The central part of Olympia was dominated by the temple of Zeus. The ancient games enjoyed a good tradition and aimed at having good relations between the cities of Greece and showing physical sports and watching the performances that the youth did. The Olympic Games were held in four year intervals at the ancient stadium in Olympia that could hold more than 40,000 people. The places around the ancient Olympic stadium were continuously developed until the 4th century B.C and were used as training places for athletes or to become homes for the Olympic judges. The Ancient Olympics were not international and they allowed only free men who spoke Greek to be in the Games. The games had a little bit of a spirit as they included people from other Greek cities. The Olympic Games originally had just one competing event, the ‘stadion’ or ‘stade’ race. It was a short race having the distance of 180 or 240 meters or the length of the stadium. It was only rarely that the rules were modified for the stade race and other sporting events were also introduced. Other running events that were in the Ancient Olympics were ‘dolichos’, which was similar to what we now call a marathon event; ‘diaulos’ or two stade race and ‘hoplitodromos’ in which the athlete wore the heavy armor some of the time or all the time,they carried a shield and was also equipped with greaves or a helmet. The other popular events that were added to ancient games were boxing, chariot
behind the Olympics exist today. Such as customs, ceremonies, rules, events, participants and sponsors. Nowadays the Olympics are advertised worldwide, and sponsors like Gatorade and Wheaties thrive off of the games. But were there sponsors of the games back in 776 or would the best athletes compete for nothing but pride and glory, and not endorsements? Modern day olympians….
The Ancient Olympic Games is a series of competitions held between representatives of several city-states from Ancient Greece, which featured mainly athletic but also combat and chariot racing events. The origin of these Olympics is shrouded in mystery and legend. One of the most popular myths identifies Heracles and his father Zeus as the progenitors of the Games. According to legend, it was Heracles who first called the Games "Olympic" and established the custom of holding them every….
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1. Competitions involving physical strength___________________
A. have interested people since the 19th century
B. date from prehistoric times
C. were initiated by the American Indians
2. Interest in sports and games increased_________
A. as a result of greater participation in them
B. during the 19th century
C. due to the improvement of the facilities and wider coverage of the events
3. The phrase "Administered by Jockey Club" means:__________
History and Origin of the Ancient Olympic Games
History 301 History of Ancient Greece
The ancient Olympic games represent a part of Ancient Greek history that the world continues to celebrate today. Every four years world nations gather at a specific site to compete in the Olympic games. This coming together of world nations symbolizes a time of peace and unity among the world. With every victory came honor, glory and pride for the winning….
What is the Relationship between the Ancient Olympics and the Modern Olympic Games?
The relationship between the Ancient Olympics and the modern Olympic Games can be described as non-existent, distant, close or complex.
In order to determine the nature of the relationship one first needs to identify similarities between the Ancient and Modern Olympics. Some similarities are the idea of competitive sports, the glory that comes with a victory in both games, as well as the identical name assigned….
The Ancient Olympics
Today, the Olympic games are known world wide, but it did not always used to be this way. Early Olympic games were much different than they are today. The games played and those who attended them were some of the biggest differences. Today’s Olympics have competitors from around the world. There are now hundreds of events in the modern athletic competition. This is a significant difference compared to the amount of events in the ancient Olympic games. The modern Olympics….
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History of the Ancient Olympic Games
The Ancient Greek Olympics were not only sporting events, it was a celebration to honor the great and powerful Zeus. The Ancient Olympics were held every four years at the famous Olympia, a district of Elis, here all free Greek men were allowed to compete. The first record of the Olympic Games was held in 776 B.C. The main sports were the Pentathlon, the Equestrian Events, Pankration, and Boxing.
When you hear the word “Olympics” you might think of big cities like Los Angeles! But actually the Olympics took place in a city, a town or even a village. The home of the ancient Olympics was Olympia, near the west coast of Greece! Get ready because today you are going to learn about the time when the most famous game you watch with your family and friends every once a year has began.….
contrast between the ancient Olympics games and the first modern day Olympic Games of 1896. One needs to look at The Ancient Olympic games features and its’ origin and then see where the first modern Olympics features stand in terms of concluding whether it has evolved or not since the origins of the games and look at how the culture of its’ original creation/purpose has changed.
According to Unknown author, First Olympic Games history from Olympia, History, the first games originated in approximately….
The Olympic Games
The Olympic Games are an international sports festival that began in
ancient Greece. The original Greek games were staged every fourth year for
several hundred years, until they were abolished in the early Christian era.
The revival of the Olympic Games took place in 1896, and since then they have
been staged every fourth year, except during World War I and World War II.
Perhaps the basic difference between the ancient and modern Olympics is
that the former was the….