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Modern Olympics vs. Ancient Olympics

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Emma Vogel

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Modern Olympics vs. Ancient Olympics
by: Emma Vogel
Similarities
In modern times people are unwilling to stop the wars for the competition, while in ancient times all wars ended for that time period.
Differences
Almost every Olympics competition is celebrated in different city of the world now days, but in Ancient Greece the Olympics were always held in Olympia.
Only men were allowed to compete in the ancient Greek games. Athletic training in ancient Greece was part of every free male citizen's education. The first women to compete in the Olympics were Marie Ohnier and Mme. Brohy, in 199o Olympic games.
Winter Olympics are a modern invention. The ancient Greeks never thought of featuring skiing or other cold-weather events (for obvious reasons). The first winter Olympics was held in 1924 in Chamonix, France. Two hundred and fifty-eight athletes participated from seventeen countries.
The Olympics happen every four years. The world's
best athletes gather to compete for gold, silver, and bronze medals. The Olympics date back to Ancient Greece, so how much have they changed?

Both of the Olympic Games had opening ceremonies. But the ancient opening ceremonies were nothing like the ones we have now. The ancient ceremonies were about praying to Zeus and in addition to that it was just a small festival.
Of the ancient running events only the 'stade' (200 meter sprint), double stade (400 meter), and 'long' race (5000 meter) have survived the test of time and are in the modern Olympic games
Besides those events there were the combat events that we have today as well. These consist of, wrestling and boxing, but these were Wrestling was also one of the five events of the ancient pentathlon.
"There are four more and these were the stade (200m), javelin-throwing, discus-throwing and standing long jump
Both the modern and ancient games both used the Olympic carrying of the torch
The ancient Olympic games only allowed people of Greek descent to participate in the games, (for example) In the Salt Lake City Olympics feature 2600 athletes from 77 countries. Only a few hundred athletes participated in the ancient games.
The Olympic games are held every four years, with the exception of the Olympic Winter games which were first held in 1924.
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http://library.thinkquest.org/27850/library/history/comparison_modern_ancient.shtml
http://period8dolzall.tripod.com/olympics.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18611638
http://hnn.us/article/572
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