Olympia, site of the olympic games, is part of the Peloponnese, the island of Pelops. Pelops was the founder of the olympic games and we owe him a great deal. Olympia wasn't only a place for sports its also a place for worship, religious, and political practices. The Olympics are held every four years, the modern olympics started in 1896 Athens, Greece. "The summer olympics have 38 sports in total"(Great Olympic Moments pg.
Also they both receive an award for their outstanding performances during the events. Another similarity is that they are held every four years which is very interesting that that schedule has stuck with us for all this time. During the Olympics they did have some comparable events such as, wrestling, racing, and modernly know as field events. The biggest similarity between the two is that the people involved in the games are hard working, dedicated, and have amazing athletic ability. The Olympics have obviously evolved greatly from when they started the 100s and 100s of years ago, Even with so many differences between the two there are similarities that bring the different types of events together.
For the last 90 years, nations around the globe have been in participating, viewing, and supporting one of the biggest games known to man. During it’s 90 year end run, the winter Olympics have been producing monumental memories that will go down in history. Although the modern day Olympics are seen as a celebration of the world putting aside their differences and joining to battle for the best, the road to the winter Olympics that we know and love today was long journey of conflict and troublesome. Thankfully this conflict resulted in the creation of the memorial Chamonix Games in 1924 and everlasting international winter sport’s competition. The first international winter sports festival recorded in history was the Nordic Games.
The Summer Olympics are held in many different places around the world every four years. But many individuals think that the Summer Olympics
In a city in southwestern Greece, called Olympia, is the birthplace of the Olympic games. Created to offer thanksgiving and honor to Zeus, chief god, the first record of the Olympics dates back to 776 bc and the event occurs every four years thereafter. The first day of the festival was devoted to non-human sacrifices as praise to the gods. Speeches from famous philosophers , poetry readings parades, and banquets were also held before the games begun. Athletics were of immense importance to the Greeks.
The games were made to offer blessings and honor to Zeus, head god, the first record of the Olympics dates back to 776 bc and the event occurs every four years thereafter (The Ancient Olympics). The first day of the festival were devoted to praise to the gods. Speeches from famous philosophers , poetry readings parades, and banquets were also held before the games begun (The Ancient Olympics). Unlike the ancient games the modern games are about the athletes and their abilities compared to other participate from different countries. The ancient Olympics were rather different from the modern Games.
De Coubertin organized a meeting in 1894. Representatives from nine countries went to the meeting in Paris. They agreed to start the Olympic Games again in Athens, Greece, in 1896. The Olympic Games have been held every four years since 1896. Three times, the games were not held because of a world war.
The Athenian people were thrilled when the Olympics kicked off; they had an eventful event ahead of them. The Olympics officially kicked off on April 6, 1896. The second days of the games were devoted to track and field, which the... ... middle of paper ... ...verall these games played a big impact on our country and many others; also sports were changed in these games. In conclusion, these games were a life-changing event and every life would be different if it wasn’t for Pierre de Coubertin and the games itself. These Olympic games brought many countries together and created bonds that are still used today.
Did you know that during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, all of the Olympic committees were present for the first time ever? It is surprising when things happen in one’s own backyard which have influenced and shaped history. There were many elements that made these Olympics so memorable. They were the world’s participation in the events, the outstanding sponsorship of the community and businesses, and the platform for women's rights beginning a standard for the world. Incredible record breaking demonstrations of both strength and perseverance in Olympic and World records, as well as the centennial celebration of the rebirth of the original Greek Olympics distinguished these events from past games.
The original games included a stade race, which is equivalent to today’s 200 meter race. Another race dating back to Olympia is the Diaulos, the equivalent of a 400 meter race (“Ancient Olympic Games”). While the Olympic Games have evolved, running competitively, and some specific events can be traced back to the original games. Since those first games, the Olympics have grown immensely. The first games were just one day of competition (“Ancient Olympic Games”).