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Olivia Q

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ANCIENT GREEK OLYMPICS
by Olivia Quarterman
Introduction
Started around 2700 years ago in 776BC, in Olympia.
People all over Greece came to watch!


Religion
Zeus
Religion played an important role in the games. It was the reason for the sacred truce.

The games were to honor the god Zeus

No one knows exact reasons
Events
Running
Wrestling
Throwing
Chariot Racing
Boxing
Pentathalon
Rules!
NO clothes
NO women competing
No married women watching
No Cheating
No Large Sunhats

Fun Fact Time!
All good things come to an end
- Canceled in 393 AD, after 1000 years

- Discovered again in 1875 inspiring Pierre de Coubertin to create the modern Olympics we know now!
Any Questions?
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