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.
"Running, long jump, shot put, javelin, discus, and equestrian competitions" are some of the many Olympic sports played many centuries ago. While these sports were made for entertainment purposes, they were also helpful for ancient civilizations.The Games had a religious and political significance and helped Greek historians and writers to keep track of time. These games were very important to history and to this very day The Olympics were held in honor of the Greek gods. They revolved around their myths and beliefs. According to the article "Preparation and Training for the Original Olympic Games" by Hailey White, " the original Olympic Games were in honor of Zeus, the Greek God of Thunder" and on " the first day out of the five was set for the opening ceremony and sacrifices to the gods" The competitors were required to take an oath in front of the statue of Zeus promising that they had trained for ten months prior.
Today’s Olympic games are the biggest multi-national pastime occurring every four years, determining who is the best athlete at a countless multitude of sports, but the original purpose for the Olympics was to celebrate the birthday of the king of Gods, Zeus. This festival was a huge celebration of the gods who watched over them, specifically Zeus, and was by far the most important festival in the ancient Greek culture. Many festivals were held in ancient Greece and all of them were important to the ancient Greek culture, but the Olympics were of much higher importance than the other festivals. The festivals of the ancient Greeks were held, for the most part, for religious purposes or as a social activity and religious aspects focused on the act of sacrificing food and wine to the gods while
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.
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.
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.
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.
POL 101 Research Proposal Manuel R. Garcia Propaganda and Political Influence in the Olympic Games: how much political influence do these games have on our lives? How do nations use the Olympic games as a means to facilitate political and economic benefits in their own nation? Paper Outline The Olympic games are without question the biggest and longest standing series of sporting events that has survived in our history. The games were always seen to be laden with political influence since their very emergence in our modern view with their origins in Athens, Greece. The stage in which the Olympics are held is the perfect catalyst for a country to demonstrate their abilities and nationalistic fervor, which can lead nations to acts of propaganda and political influence.
One of the many benefits the ancient Olympic Games had on ancient civilizations was that they helped federate the Greek Empire. The Games were also held in honor of the Greek gods. The Olympics was so important to them that they started training when they were children. When you did something wrong, to punish you, they wouldn't allow you to participate in the Olympic Games for several years. At first the Games was a one day event but they then changed it to a three day then a five day event.
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.