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Ancient Greek Olympics vs. Modern Day Olympics
Transcript of Ancient Greek Olympics vs. Modern Day Olympics
"Citius, Altius, Fortius" Olympic flame torch relay no torch relay 1st recorded in 776 B.C.E. Athletes Men Women competed in nude practiced briefly before games only participate and spectate coated in olive oil free, Greek http://www.natgeoeducationvideo.com/film/958/ancient-greek-olympics# http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/ancient_greeks/the_olympic_games/ held in honor of Zeus few events many events wars were paused 50,000 spectators ended in feast awarded olive wreathes given olive branch could own horses in races one winner from any nation Religious festival specific rules Took place on Mount Olympia few rules 42 foot tall statue made of gold and ivory for Zeus Originally a one day event not coed depends on country of who represents held near summer Greece had warm, dry climates people lived by farming, fishing, and by trade. citizens were soldiers, scholars, merchants or artists lived in villages and small cities many temples with stone columns and statues of their gods and goddesses that they worshiped many Greeks were poor women looked after children, prepared food, water and timber for building were scarce married women stayed home spinning thread and weaving cloth athletes must take oath performers Extravagant opening and closing ceremonies. Country's Nationalism World cultures The athletic village Olympic Park Media's influence in modern times Events are taken place in modern style stadiums and arenas Pin trading Wrestling
Tennis Sam Gray, Emily Olsen, Jay Howard, Joe Payne, Greg Guyah Opening and closing ceremonies (Faster, Higher, Stronger)