Olympic Games

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Synonyms for Olympic Games

the modern revival of the ancient games held once every 4 years in a selected country

the ancient Panhellenic celebration at Olympia in honor of Zeus

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Games And Sanctuaries In Ancient Greece is a superbly presented history of the origins of the Greek games and traces the development of athletic competitions in Greece from their first mention in the fables of the Illiad and other literary sources down through the late antique period of Hellenic history.
Opening day of the ancient Greek games was a spectacle to behold, a celebration of the vigor and supercharged competitiveness that infused the spirit of one of antiquity's most transforming civilizations.
The ceremony was held with actresses dressed as ancient priestesses at the birthplace of the Greek games held in antiquity, with the flame lighting using a parabolic mirror.
Through our entertainment division, we develop and produce motion picture and television programming; develop, produce and distribute programming for home entertainment in DVD, VHS and other formats; develop, produce and distribute material for radio, CDs and other audio markets; and coordinate National Lampoon branded sponsored live events, such as the spring break project, NL's Greek Games.
Greek-born (on the Island of Naoussa, Paros) American John Skordoulis has such a project, and it's timely for yet another reason -- it follows an Olympic runner's travels to the 2004 Greek Games, and juxtaposes modern-day events with the mythology of the birth of the Olympic Games, complete with gods, goddesses, and chariot races.
LAMPOON'S GREEK GAMES, a summer series featuring fraternities and
May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- With the opening ceremonies just a few days away, GSN, the network for games, and National Lampoon are putting the finishing touches on NATIONAL LAMPOON'S GREEK GAMES, a network series featuring fraternities and sororities competing in a variety of unusual athletic events and unique competitions.
Also in production for summer are EXTREME DODGEBALL, with GSN's own league of extreme teams and challenges which premieres June 15, and NATIONAL LAMPOON'S GREEK GAMES, which will feature sorority and fraternity competitions in comedic games for medals, glory and grand prize trips to Greece in July.
GSN plans to launch the series as part of its summer programming, along with such original series as EXTREME DODGEBALL and NATIONAL LAMPOON'S GREEK GAMES.
Joining CELEBRITY BLACKJACK and WORLD BLACKJACK TOUR are the previously announced series VEGAS WEDDINGS UNVEILED, a hidden-camera reality show capturing late-night nuptials at a famous Las Vegas chapel; NATIONAL LAMPOON'S GREEK GAMES, an athletic spoof featuring fraternities and sororities competing in absurd games, and EXTREME DODGEBALL, a comedy game series providing an entertaining "grown-up" slant on the gym-class favorite.
Cronin's production company will produce 'NATIONAL LAMPOON'S GREEK GAMES,' a two-hour Greek-flavored athletic spoof featuring fraternities and sororities competing in a variety of absurd sports.
As previously announced, GSN is also partnering with National Lampoon to produce the first-ever Greek-flavored summer games spoof, NATIONAL LAMPOON'S GREEK GAMES, which will debut in May 2004.
Preliminary televised competition of National Lampoon's Greek Games is slated to debut in May on National Lampoon Network, which is carried on U.
In the modern world, the mass media play the role of the statues at the ancient Greek games.