There were thirteen events in the Ancient Olympics' compared to the thirty-two events in the modern Olympics. Most of the events that were held at the Ancient Olympics are still part of the modern day Olympics. In the ancient Olympics only men were allowed to compete whereas nowadays men and women are allowed to compete in all of the events. People will continue to enjoy the Olympic games as the greatest sport event in the
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.
The worldwide feminist movement is striving for recognition and justice for all. The Olympic Games were first held in Athens, Greece in 1896 and allowed men-only competitors. Women were most certainly welcome, but only as spectators. This was due to the fact that Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the Olympics, believed that a women’s anatomy wasn’t cut out for sports at such an extreme level. - “No matter how toughened a sportswoman may be, her organism is not cut out to sustain certain shocks.” It was only in 1900, during the second Olympic Games, that women started to compete.
Aqeela Idrees AP world History Olympics DBQ 3/3/18 Athletic competitions known as the Olympic games were revived in 1896, after the initial games, held in Greece every four years from 776 b.c.e to 393 c.e, in the effort to bring the world together in a healthy competition. Following several years of planning, key factors that shaped the modern Olympic games were the rise of feminism, nationalist rivalry, and capitalism. Establishment of the modern Olympic games corresponded with the rise of feminism around the world. By 1900 powerful feminist movements had arisen, which Sought legal and economic gains for women. Among them equal access to professions and higher education, as well as the right to vote.
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.
The Panhellenic games played a pivotal role in Ancient Greece for a myriad of cultural, political and religious reasons. These four games were seen as the most prestigious and were held to honor the Gods; Apollo (God of sky and Thunder), Zeus (God of Sun and Light), Heracles (Son on Zeus) and Poseidon (God of the sea) (Olympic.org). The festivals were held at varying intervals between 2 - 4 years within the city state of origin. The city states were played an important role as they housed the religious sanctuaries for these gods. These sanctuaries served as a place of religious refuge where persons could seek asylum without fear of being persecuted or attacked.
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.
London 2012: The First ‘Social Media’ Olympic Games The London 2012 Games was not the first to be held with social media and networks present. Recently both Beijing 2008 and Vancouver 2010 had forums and blogs during the Games. But since then there has been a continuing rise of mobile usage and social networks. THE LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES OPENING CEREMONY ON 27 JULY FEATURED IN 19% OF ALL UK SOCIAL MEDIA CONVERSATIONS THAT DAY TWITTER SAW WELL OVER 150 MILLION TWEETS ABOUT THE OLYMPICS DURING THE 16 DAYS OF THE OLYMPICS GAMES THE NUMBER OF TWEETS PER MINUTE MENTIONING USAIN BOLT REACHED 80,000 DURING HIS RETENTION OF THE 200M GOLD THE NUMBER OF POSTS AND COMMENTS ON FACEBOOK RELATING TO THE OLYMPICS OVER THE COURSE OF THE
Women were taking on roles that were female-oriented as well as male-oriented like athletes, lawyers, and even nurses. Whereas the 1930s pushed women back to their original spots, which was giving birth, taking care of children, and their home. However, in the 1920’s getting to the Olympics, was an accomplishment. Women that went to the Olympics played all types of sports like skating, swimming, tennis, baseball, hockey, and basketball. Moreover, in 1928, the women brought home 2 gold medals, 1 silver medal, and 1 bronze medal.
The 1936 Berlin Olympics is the most infamous sporting event in history. It was widely thought that Hitler and the Nazis would use this event as propaganda. “Jesse entered the 1936 Olympics, which were held in Nazi Germany amidst the belief by Hitler that the Games would support his belief that the German ‘Aryan’ people were the dominant race” (“Biography”). Despite this knowledge, the United States chose to participate in the Olympics. One of the most famous athletes of the Olympics was Jesse Owens.