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Ancient Greek Olympics vs. Modern Day Olympics

A comparison between the ancient Greek Olympics and the modern day Olympics.
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Sam Gray

on 22 October 2012

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Transcript of Ancient Greek Olympics vs. Modern Day Olympics

Ancient to Modern Olympic Comparison Daily Life Sporting Events Atmosphere Ceremonious Aspects Logistics Logistics Sporting Events Boxing Ceremonious Aspects Equestrian Pankration Atmosphere Pentathlon Running Wrestling Ancient Modern Chariot Racing Horseback riding Discus Javelin Long Jump Running Wrestling not allowed to spectate forbidden to participate punishment of death summer and winter olympics held every 4 years tradition and competition all nations welcome to compete Origin held in Olympia, Greece held in different host countries awarded medals multiple winners first recorded in 776 B.C.E held every 4 years held near summer solstice banned in 394 B.C.E held to honor the gods place of origin influenced name few events lasted 5 days created in 1896 Athletes Men and Women participate spectate wear uniforms representing nation forbidden to use supplements condition for many years motto:
"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
Boxing
Table Tennis
Handball
Hockey
Rugby
Weightlifting
Badminton
Soccer
Basketball
Volleyball
Cycling
Fencing
Golf Triathlon
Rowing
Shooting
Archery
Judo
Sailing
Modern Pentathlon*
Canoe/kayak
Aquatics
Athletics
Equestrian
Gymnastics
Tiquando
Tennis Sam Gray, Emily Olsen, Jay Howard, Joe Payne, Greg Guyah Opening and closing ceremonies (Faster, Higher, Stronger)
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