Olympian Games

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the ancient Panhellenic celebration at Olympia in honor of Zeus

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The ancient Olympic Games were held in Greece from the 8 th century BC.
Is it any wonder that the New Testament writers, familiar as they were with the ancient Olympic Games, used images associated with them to encourage the followers of Christ to be steadfast in their faith?
In Greece, Tibetans lit a torch outside Olympia, site of the ancient Olympic Games, as they were not allowed to go inside.
In numerous references, the ancient Olympic games are represented as the best of the athletic tradition, as instantiating the epitome of athletic accomplishment, and hence an institution appropriately due glory, reverence, and acclaim--a characterization on which Coubertin was more than willing to capitalize in order to rationalize his particular invention as the zenith of institutionalized, and in his case, elite, competitive, international sport.
The Olympic stadium hardly lives up to its reputation, for it is simply two grassy banks where spectators could sit on either side of the race track, and since the ancient Olympic Games were held in midsummer, the grass would be brown and sparse.
Thousands have fled villages and last night walls of flame were 100 yards from engulfing Olympia, site of the ancient Olympic Games.
Reid maintains that inequality due to class, race, and social standing was not in evidence among spectators or athletes who participated in the ancient Olympic Games.
Sites range from The Ancient Olympic Games Virtual Museum to Middle Eastern Mystical Poetry to World Art Web Kiosk.
Greece is the country where the ancient Olympic Games started in the eighth century B.
There travelers explore the ancient city, the Acropolis and Olympic Stadium; then on to a five-day classical sites tour of the Ancient Olympic Games route with overnight stays in Nauplion, Olympia and Delphi; plus a four-day Greek Island and Turkey Cruise visiting Mykonos, Kusadasi, Patmos, Rhodes, Crete and Santorini.
THE HISTORY THE ancient Olympic Games featured the 'stadium' race, a sprint of roughly 192 metres and winners in this event have been recorded as far back as 776 BC.
Lord Michael Bates, former MP for Langbaurgh, is 754 miles and three months into his trek, from Olympia, the site of the ancient Olympic Games in Greece, to Westminster in time for the London 2012 Olympics.
What they had in mind was a revival of the ideal of physical perfection, as represented in the ancient Olympic Games.
In so doing, McNamee tackles some of the most challenging questions that have been debated among philosophers since the time of the ancient Olympic Games.
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