79989

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Published on April 18, 2008

Author: Marco1

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The Olympic Games:  The Olympic Games Ancient Games and the Modern Games The Ancient Olympics :  The Ancient Olympics Began in 776 BC at Olympia, Greece Originally a religious ceremony in honor of the Greek gods. 100 oxen were sacrificed at the beginning of the Games “Olympic Truce:” All wars and battles were halted so that everyone could come and watch the Games. Based on 4-year periods called Olympiads Original Running Track: Olympia, Greece:  Original Running Track: Olympia, Greece The Olympic Athlete:  The Olympic Athlete Men only allowed to play Men had to play in the nude or with very little clothing (“gymnos”) Running was the only event at the first Games Rules:  Rules In wrestling… No biting, No eye gouging, Breaking opponent’s limbs was legal, In boxing… Both men played until one gave up or died In Greece, there was no Second Place Only winners were honored, the losers were ignored Winners were given a laurel wreath for their head The end of the Ancient Games:  The end of the Ancient Games Ended in 394 AD by the Roman Emperor Theodosius, who was a Christian Considered them “pagan” games The Modern Games:  The Modern Games Revived in 1896 and first hosted in Athens, Greece No women allowed to take part Medals replaced the laurel wreaths Berlin, 1936:  Berlin, 1936 Hosted by the Nazis Germans believe they were the best athletes in the world Jessie Owens, a Black American runner, won four medals and shattered that myth Munich, 1972:  Munich, 1972 Terrorists took several Israeli athletes hostage They were killed as they were being rescued Atlanta, 1996:  Atlanta, 1996 Centennial of the Games Many thought it would go to Athens, Greece 10,000+ athletes took part Bomb exploded in Centennial Park The Olympics Come Home Athens 2004:  The Olympics Come Home Athens 2004 Over 10,000 athletes to take part Pumped over $1billion into the Greek economy Slide13:  Olympics Medals to be awarded in Athens Silver Gold Bronze Future Olympic Cities:  Future Olympic Cities February 10, 2006- Turin, Italy (Winter) Summer 2008- Beijing China Winter 2010- Vancouver, Canada Summer 2012- London, England, UK

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