Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The First Olympics

 The Olympics in 1896 in Athens in Greece had fourteen countries taking part with most athletes from Greece. This first modern Olympics was the largest meeting of international competitors, that had ever occurred. The next Olympics, was held in Paris and was the first to allow women competitors. This time, the Olympics were part of a much bigger event and lasted several months.
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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Pheidppides

At the end of a long battle between the Persians in the Greek the general Told Pheidppides to Run  42.2  kilometres from marathon to Athens. He went to town that the Greeks had won the war.

Pheidppides ran up Rocky Mountains and through valleys. While Pheidppides was running he felt thirsty, tired and very very very hot.

As Pheidppides got to Athehs he said “ Joy we won ” the collapse and died.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Olympic Flame

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The ancient Greeks started the tradition of having an Olympic flame in Olympia. A sacred flame is lit by the sun's rays and stays alight until the games have ended. The flame symbolized a request for protection from Zeus and the athletes’ struggles for victory.


The modern flame symbolizes the light of the spirit, knowledge and life. To this day, the torch is still lit in Olympia in Greece, then carried by a relay team, passing runner to runner until it reaches the host-city of the games. There, the cauldron will be lit and stay alight until the closing ceremony.