Throughout history there have been many civilizations that had experienced a Golden Age. A Golden age was a period of time where there was advancement in education and where there was prosperity and peace. Both environment have experienced both positive and negative impact upon society. Two civilization that have experienced the Golden Age was Greece and Rome. Throughout history Greeks have had many achievements for example a Greek achievement is the Olympic.
The Ancient Olympic Games celebrated culture and politics as much as athleticism. Examining the Ancient Games through these lenses reveals a contradiction between fostering national Greek unity and the rivalries between Greece’s many city-states. Every four years, tens of thousands of Greeks from hundreds of different city-states came together to compete against each other in sports but also to conduct politics and important business. On the one hand, the Games were grounded in religion and myth, something common to all Greeks across the empire. However, the focus on individual athletes and their victories necessarily served to divide the city-states as they fought for individual honors and prizes.
‘Olympism is a philosophy of life, exalting and combining in a balanced whole the qualities of body, will and mind. Blending sport with culture and education, Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy of effort, the educational value of good example, social responsibility and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles.’ ~ First Fundamental Principle of Olympism The Olympic Games started off as a festival in the antiquity, in the honour of the ancient Greek god, Zeus. In the late 19th century, Frenchman Pierre de Coubertin resuscitated the idea and created what is now referred to as the Modern Olympic Games.
Entertainment and the Pressure of Olympic Games Scott Hamilton, a figure skater representing the United States, claimed that “most other competitions are individual achievements, but the Olympic Games is something that belongs to everybody.” At the Olympic Games, the most elite athletes from every corner of the world gather to represent their home country and compete against each other. Hosting or receiving awards from the Olympics benefit the respective countries in many economic, political, and social aspects. The countries can gain tourism, earn money by people who come to the country to see Olympic Games and receive medals for stellar performance. While there are many pros in continuing the Olympics, the players representing each country may suffer from intense pressure and criticism; there are both advantages and disadvantages to continuing the games.
be even, and you begin to understand every individual. You can go back as far as you can find in history for examples of how sports and various playing fields have been “Cosmopolitan Canopies”. The oldest example may very well be the Olympic Games. The Olympics have been putting athletes together since 776 B.C.
The 1936 Summer Olympics was officially known as the Games of the XI Olympiad. In the Olympics, Adolf Hitler hosted it in Berlin, Germany. At first Hitler did not want to host the Olympics because he detested the thought of athletes of all nations and all races coming together and competing on equal terms. Later on Joseph Goebbels, Hitler 's advisor, convinced Hitler that hosting the Olympics would be an ideal distraction. It would give the Nazis a chance to portray Germany as a civilized and modern state.
Winter Olympics have been in existence for over a century. First referred to as Nordic Games, the winter Olympics were set in 1896, five years after the introduction of the modern Olympics. The Nordic Games included Scandinavian country’s athletes and were first launched at the Due onset of the 20th century. At the beginning of World War I, Berlin Olympics were cancelled that were previously introduced by organizers, to include skiing Olympia game in addition to other Nordic events (Davis, 2012). Within two years , there was a celebration of the winter sports week.
The Ancient Greeks were the inventors of the Olympics. Some of the events in Olympics that the Ancient Greeks performed are still performed today. The Greeks valued human strength and performance.
The Olympic Games our offered every four years with the Summer Olympics have been going on since 1896 with the first modern day Olympics taking place in Athens, Greece. The Winter Olympics also take place every four years with the first Winter Olympics taking place in Chamonix, France. Both Olympics took place in the same year until 1992 when the International Olympic Committee decided to stagger the Olympic Games, now there is a two gap between the Summer and Winter Olympics. Ever since the Olympics have been offered countries have found great national pride in hosting the Olympics, however in recent years that mindset has changed and fewer and fewer countries each games are putting in to host. The main reason for this is due to economic
Greece is alive through their legacy, influence, and development in architecture. Mythology, democracy, art, food and olympics are evidence to the argument that Greece is truly alive Greece’s rich history and cultural beliefs have lasted so many years. History from Greek times is still taught in many schools around the nation. For example schools read the Odyssey in classes. The point is to learn about past cultures and their historical values.
How did the Early Olympics worked in the beginning of 1896? The Olympics started on April, 6, 1896. The ancient Games were staged in Olympics, Greece, from 776 BC through 393 Greece, AD, it took 1503 years for the Olympics to return. The first modern Olympics were held in Athens, Greece in 1896. The man responsible for its rebirth was a Frenchman named Baron Pierre de Coubertin,who presented the idea in 1894.