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    History of the Ancient Olympic Games The Ancient Greek Olympics were not only sporting events, it was a celebration to honor the great and powerful Zeus. The Ancient Olympics were held every four years at the famous Olympia, a district of Elis, here all free Greek men were allowed to compete. The first record of the Olympic Games was held in 776 B.C. The main sports were the Pentathlon, the Equestrian Events, Pankration, and Boxing. The Pentathlon was the name for the five events in Greek gymnastics:

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    Ancient Olympics The Olympic Games has changed dramatically throughout time, being the biggest games of known to the world. It dates back to the year 776 BC which was held in Olympia thus giving it the name the Olympic Games. Compared to the modern day Olympics their was not as many sports as their was in the ancient Olympics. Also the athlete who participated in the ancient Olympics had different roles than we do now. Overall the Olympic games give the chance for the best of the best to be seen

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    Modern Olympics vs. Ancient Olympics In Ancient Greek times, the Olympics was a yearly event, which took the whole preceding year to prepare for. Today the Olympics take place every four years and we spend the 4 or 5 years leading up to it to prepare. The ancient Olympics lasted for 5 days but today the Olympics last 3 - 4 weeks. We prepare today, by cleaning the whole country/ town it is going to take place in, by advertising the event and even building a new airport, as they have

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    Games of the Ancient Olympics The Olympics began in ancient Olympia Greece, which lies 10km east of Pirgos, in a valley between Mt. Kronos, the Alfios river, and the Kladeos. This area was inhabited by the Pisans, whose King was Oinomaus. His daughter Hippodameia had married Pelops, and it has been said that the first games were held in their honor around 1000 B.C. Through the years the games began to attract interest in nearby towns. In 776 B.C. , the leader of the Eleians, Iphitos, rededicated

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    Ancient Olympic Games

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    The original ancient Olympic Games can be followed back to 776 B.C and were sustained until 393 A.D. The Games proceeded for twelve centuries and were devoted to Olympian deities. Olympia turned into the site of these memorable ancient Olympic games that scattered the seeds for the most desired global sporting events of current times, the Modern Olympics. The location of the Ancient Olympics is situated in the western piece of Peloponnese. As per Greek mythology, Peloponnese is the island of Pelops

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    Latin." The Ancient Olympics. 28 Aug. 2015. Web. 16 Oct. 2015. Professor Chris Pelling of UCL wrote The Ancient Olympics. In addition, the author is a member of the UCL Department of Greek and Latin. In this article, the author describe and explain how sports were more than a competition in the ancient Greece. His hypothesis was that sports were a way to get honor and power instead of just competing. It represents more than a simple crown of leaves and olive-branch at the Olympics. It gave power

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    The Early Olympics was an original festival to honor the god of thunder Zeus. It was a series of competitions between athletes from different poleis in ancient Greece. The first Olympics games were supposedly dated in 776 BC. During this time the ancient games origins were attributed to gods and others competing for the win in the games. (https://www.penn.museum/sites/olympics/olympicorigins.shtml) The early myths regarding the origins of the games they were described to be the Greek historian, Pausanias

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    Ancient Greek Olympics

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    Ancient Greek Olympics Reporting today's Olympic games is like a technological masterpiece. The athletes compete in many events, their times and scores are tallied and sent worldwide by satellites and high-tech computers within seconds. Each event is carefully watched and recorded with a sense of history. There was no such sense of history or records when the first Games began in Ancient Greece. The first recorded champion in Greece was a sprinter, Coroebus, he was a cook in a near by Greek city

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    The ancient Olympic Games were a microcosm of Greek antiquity. Olympia was one of only a handful of festivals that had the prestige to draw athletes into competing from all corners of ancient Greece and the Greek colonies and kingdoms spread throughout the antique world. As the author Stephen G. Miller asserts that “The games brought all Greeks together (to the exclusion of all non-Greeks, to be sure) and, in some sense, promoted international (that is, inter-polis) communication and understanding

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    amongst those who call themselves the finest over the rest. The moment the runner wielding the torch enters the stadium, everyone waits and watches in earnest anticipation. The cauldron is lit by the Olympic flame and the arena thunders with applause and hurrahs. The games have begun. The ancient Olympic Games are heralded divine because it was dedicated one of the Greek’s most important gods, the almighty Zeus, and the cooperative time it created of no conflict amongst the fighting Greek city-states

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