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greek project

greek project term 3

Ruairidh MacPhail

on 6 May 2010

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greek oral project By: Ruairidh MacPhail There where 9 main events:
Discus, Horse Racing, Boxing,
Running, Chariot Racing,
Javalin, Long Jump, wrestling,
And Racing In Armor. ancient greek Olympics our olympics (summer) now our summer olympics now have 44 events and they are:
Archery, Athletics, badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Basque, Boxing,
Canoeing, Cricket, swimming, Cycling, Diving, Equestrian, Fencing, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Hockey, (field) Jeu de paume, Judo, Lacrosse,
Modern pentathlon, Polo, Rackets, Roque,
Rowing, Rugby union, Sailing, Shooting,
Softball, Synchronized swimming,
Table tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Triathlon, Tug of war, Volleyball, Water polo, Weightlifting, Wrestling, decathalon, ect... interesting facts The greeks did all of their events naked,
when we have specific suits for each
and every event.
In the Greek pentathalon it was a best out
of five to win
In the stadion, the runners ran 200 meters.
In the diaulos, they ran 400 meters. The
dolichos was a long race between 1,400
and 1,800 meters. Athletes in the hoplitodromos
ran 400 to 800 meters.
Women were first allowed to participate in the
marathon in 1900 at the second modern Olympic Games.
The last modern Olympic gold medals that were made entirely out of gold were awarded in 1912.
The first opening ceremonies were held during the 1908 Olympic Games in London.
James B. Connolly (United States), winner of the hop, step, and jump (the first final event in the 1896 Olympics), was the first Olympic champion of the modern Olympic Games.
In 490 BCE, Pheidippides, a Greek soldier, ran from Marathon to Athens (about 25 miles) to inform the Athenians the outcome of the battle with invading Persians. The distance was filled with hills and other obstacles; thus Pheidippides arrived in Athens exhausted and with bleeding feet. After telling the townspeople of the Greeks' success in the battle, Pheidippides fell to the ground dead. In 1896, at the first modern Olympic Games, held a race of approximately the same length in commemoration of Pheidippides.
A Chef Won the Very First ancient Olympic Games
The ancient olympic champions where aworded
red ribbons and an olive wreath
- The Olympic Games, the most important and prestigious game of them all, was held in honor of Zeus every four years near Elis.
- Pythian Games was held every four years near Delphi in honor of Apollo
- Nemean Games was held every two years near Nemea, in honor of Zeus
- Isthmian Games was held every two years near Corinth, in honor of Poseidon
This didn’t mean that the women were left out: they had their own games, which took place during Heraea, a festival worshipping the goddess Hera.
In AD 393, Roman Emperor Theodosius I banned the Ancient Olympics in part to institute Christianity as a state religion. The Olympics was no more … until it was revived 1,500 years later in 1896.
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