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  • The Olympic Games

    The Olympic Games of Ancient Greece and What They Represented The ancient Olympic games were primarily part of a religious festival in honor of Zeus‚ the father of the Greek gods and goddesses. The festival and the Games were held in Olympia‚ a rural sanctuary site in western Peloponnesia. The Greeks invented athletic contests and held them in honor of their many gods and Zeus. The Isthmos games were staged every two years at the Isthmos of Corinth. The Pythian games took place every four years

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  • Olympic Games

    early Olympic Games were celebrated as a religious festival from 776 B.C. until 393 A.D.‚ when the games were banned for being a pagan festival (the Olympics celebrated the Greek god Zeus). In 1894‚ a French educator Baron Pierre de Coubertin‚ proposed a revival of the ancient tradition‚ and thus the modern-day Olympic Summer Games were born. Host Greece won the most medals (47) at the first Olympic Summer Games in 1896. The United States has won more medals (2‚189) at the Summer Games than

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  • France and Olympic Games

    General Knowledge World games  Game No. of Players Game No. of Player Chess 2 Baseball 9 Gymnastic 8 Rugby Football 15 Basket Ball 5 Polo 4 Water Polo 7 Football 11 Kho-Kho 9 Cricket - 11 Kabbaddi 7 Volleyball 6 Hockey 11 Tennis 1 or 2 Table tennis 1or 2 General Knowledge of World Important Events and Sports Records  • Davis cup is for tennis. • Thomas cup badminton is for men only. • Uber cup is for badminton. • Each team in volleyball consists of 6

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  • The Olympic Games

    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

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  • Olympic Game

    Olympic Game is the world’s biggest festival of sport and are the leading international sporting event featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of atheletes will take part in a variety competitions. Pierre De Coubertin‚ founder of modern Olympic Game said that “The important thing is not so much winning as taking part.”This has showed that the spirit of sportsmanship of an athelete who take part in the Olympic Game is important than any prizes or medals of the game. So

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  • About Olympic Games

    OLYINTRODUCTION TO OLYMPICS The Olympic Movement is the concerted‚ organised‚ universal and permanent action‚ carried out under the supreme authority of the IOC‚ of all individuals and entities who are inspired by the values of Olympism. It covers the five continents. It reaches its peak with the bringing together of the world’s athletes at the great sports festival‚ the Olympic Games. Its symbol is five interlaced rings. The goal of the Olympic Movement is to contribute to building a peaceful

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  • Ancient Olympic Games

    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

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  • Olympic Games

    Olympic Games The Olympic Games started off as a series of athletic events to honor the gods. The games have begun in the early 700 BC in honor of the god Zeus. No women were allowed to watch the games and only Greek nationals could participate. The games were held every four years. In honor of the god Zeus a statue was built out of gold and ivory by a Greek sculptor. In the games 100 oxen were sacrificed and many athletes would make sacrifices themselves. In the games boxing was a brutal sport

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  • Essay On The Olympic Games

    The Olympic Games are a significant event not only in today’s society but also in the lives of the ancient Greeks‚ with its origins stretching way back to the classical time. The Ancient Olympic Games were primarily a part of a religious festival that honoured Zeus‚ the father of the Greek gods and goddesses. They were an athletic event that was held every 4 years and began in the early 700 BC. The Ancient Olympic Games were held at Olympia‚ which is in the south-west of Greece‚ and involved a series

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  • Ancient Olympics GAmes

    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

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