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eBook The Olympic games handbook: An authentic history of both the ancient and modern Olympic games, complete results and records ePub

by David Chester

eBook The Olympic games handbook: An authentic history of both the ancient and modern Olympic games, complete results and records ePub
Author: David Chester
Language: English
ISBN: 0684144484
ISBN13: 978-0684144481
Publisher: Scribner (1975)
Category: Miscellaneous
Subcategory: Outdoors
Rating: 4.5
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Formats: mbr lrf mobi lrf
ePub file: 1295 kb
Fb2 file: 1747 kb

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Summarizes the competitions and lists the results of each Summer and Winter Olympiad since the revival of the Olympic Games in 1896.

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An Authentic History of Both the Ancient and Modern Olympic Games, Complete Results and Records.

The Olympic Games Handbook : An Authentic History of Both the Ancient and Modern Olympic Games, Complete Results and Records.

The Olympic games handbook.

At its heart the Ancient Olympic Games was a religious festival held in a religious sanctuary, Paul Christesen, professor of Ancient Greek History at Dartmouth College, USA, explained. As Christesen went on to say, it was not just a matter of playing sports

At its heart the Ancient Olympic Games was a religious festival held in a religious sanctuary, Paul Christesen, professor of Ancient Greek History at Dartmouth College, USA, explained. As Christesen went on to say, it was not just a matter of playing sports. And central to this concept was the site itself. Olympia lay on the north-western corner of the Peloponnese. Zeus, King of the Greek Gods, was said to have taken up residence in Olympia around 1200BC when the Eleans conquered the surrounding area

The first written records of the ancient Olympic Games date to 776 . In a gesture that joined both ancient and modern Olympic traditions, the shotput competition that year was held at the site of the classical Games in Olympia.

The first written records of the ancient Olympic Games date to 776 . when a cook named Coroebus won the only event–a 192-meter footrace called the stade (the origin of the modern stadium )–to become the first Olympic champion. However, it is generally believed that the Games had been going on for many years by that time. Citation Information.

After 1500 years with no Olympics, the modern Olympic Games were .

After 1500 years with no Olympics, the modern Olympic Games were established. Learn how and why the Games began again. Yet the first Olympic Games for which we still have written records were held in 776 BCE (though it is generally believed that the Games had been going on for many years already). At this Olympic Games, a naked runner, Coroebus (a cook from Elis), won the sole event at the Olympics, the stade - a run of approximately 192 meters (210 yards). This made Coroebus the very first Olympic champion in history. The ancient Olympic Games grew and continued to be played every four years for nearly 1200 years.

The ancient Olympic games only allowed people of Greek descent to participate. The Salt Lake City Olympics featured 2600 athletes from 77 countries. Only a few hundred athletes participated in the ancient games. 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. They participated in croquet games in the 1900 Olympics.

Quiz on Summer Olympic Games - History of Olympics 4. The Ancient Olympic Games were made a part of the religious festival in the honour of which mythological deity?,

Quiz on Summer Olympic Games - History of Olympics. 3. Who was the founder of the Modern Olympics?, Phidias, Pierre de Coubertin, Alexander, L. Aemilius Cato. Answer: Answer: Pierre de Coubertin. 4. The Ancient Olympic Games were made a part of the religious festival in the honour of which mythological deity?, Heracles, Eros, Zues, Perseus. Answer: Answer: Zues. 5. Who, among the following, could neither watch nor particpate in the Olympics?, Widowed women, Men, Women, Married men. Answer: Answer: Women.

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