The following text will mention about the Ancient sports that were competing in Greece and the differences between Today's Olympics and Ancient Greece's Olympics. Firstly, a brief information about the Olympics itself. There are no certain information about how and why the games started but there are some myths. According to these myths, the guardians of the infant god Zeus held the first foot race, or the Zeus himself started the games to celebrate his victory over his father Cronus for control of the world. Another tradition states that after the Greek hero Pelops won a chariot race against King Oenomaus to marry Oenamaus' daughter Hippodamia, he established the games.
The 5 Day Schedule of the Ancient Greek Olympics Around the world everybody awaits the day that reunites the world, the first day of the Olympics. Every four years, there is that one day that everyone stops what they are doing and gather together in front of the television and enjoy these few moments together with the world. But did you ever think about what the ancient Olympics were like? We all know how the Olympics work these days, but do you know how they worked in the ancient times? 1ST Day On the first day of the ancient Olympics, contestants and trainers surrounded the Bouleuterion, also known as the main council building in Olympia.
As time progressed so did the architecture, more building, temples, and homes sprouted across Greece and became more permanent. They started using marble and limestone to produce their designs. This became more common throughout the Greek city-states. Sculpture became part of architecture to show the composite view ideas of the body’s. For example the Temple of Artemis has Gorgons Sculptures that come from the banister or the face of the temples entrance.
Owens won 4 Olympic Gold Medals in the 1963 Berlin Olympics(Nash 1). He also set a record of 39.8 seconds in the 400m in the Olympics(RareNewsPapers Web) and he set a long jump record that stood for 25 years(Bio.com Web).James Cleveland Owens created long lasting memories in the Olympics by being the first black person to win 4 Gold Medals in the Olympics. Jesse Owens is respected in his home town Alabama and there’s also a statue of him in one of Alabama’s parks. Jesse Owens proved that anybody and their skin color can win an Olympic Medal and even get to the Olympics, because in Jesse Owens life he was always discouraged and he proved to everyone that he was a star or more like a shooting star. Jesse Owens struggled a lot in his life with poverty and segregation, and to but all of that on your back and become a superstar is a lot.
The 1920 games were the VII Olympiad and had 29 countries compete in many different sports. Germany, Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire were not invited since they lost World War I. There were no new sports, but since these games predated the Winter Olympic, there were 10 winter sports that countries competed in as well. The United States won these games with total number of 95 medals which included 41 gold and 27 silver and bronze medals. Then, in 1924, France hosted the VIII Olympiad in Paris and saw 44 countries and nations compete.
This is evidenced by the continuing Olympic sports ceremony that unites countries around the world to display the athletic prowess of their nationals. The Olympic Games, arguably the most prestigious of the four festivals was held in honor of Zeus. While several myths exist concerning the origins of the Olympic Games, a commonly held view notes that at the birth of Zeus, four brothers rushed to
Some ways that Athens became so superior was because of their cultural achievements made by the people, the government of the city-state, and the geography of this admirable yet still growing city-state. Athens undoubtedly had more cultural achievements than Sparta. One way they had more cultural achievements was because when Doc B states, “On April 6, 1896, the first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece.” The reason this made them better is because These games are still going on today because of how popular they were through all of the time from the Greeks to the americans. These olympic games have lasted now for over 122 years. Another reason Athens had better cultural achievements was because Doc A states, “The Athenian leader Cleisthenes introduced a system of political reforms that he called demokratia, or rule by the people.” In fact, this government is still going on today and is in many countries including the best America.
The 1980 Winter Olympics, is authoritatively known as the XIII Olympic Winter Games. This was a multi-sport occasion which took place from February 13,1980, and ended on February 24,1980. The 1890 Winter Olympics took place in Lake Placid, New York, United States of America. The sports that were in the Winter Games were ice hockey, speed skating, ski jumping, and figure skating. There were also Luge, Nordic combined, bobsleigh, alpine skiing, and biathlon.
It all started at the very first X games in 1997. After that the world fell in love with it as snowboarding made its way to the Olympics for the first time in 1998. Snowboarding became bigger and bigger very quickly. At the Olympic games the only event for it were giant slalom and halfpipe. Ross Rebagliati of Canada was the first to take home a shiny bright gold medal in the Olympic games.