Olympian Games

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the ancient Panhellenic celebration at Olympia in honor of Zeus

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Olympia, the site of the ancient Olympic Games, is in the western part of the Peloponnese which, according to Greek mythology, is the island of "Pelops", the founder of the Olympic Games.
The first pentathlon was documented in Ancient Greece and was part of the Ancient Olympic Games. Five events were contested over one day for the Ancient Olympic pentathlon, starting with the long jump, javelin throw, and discus throw, followed by the stadion (a short foot race) and wrestling.
HEAD to the home of the ancient Olympic Games, the Greek Peloponnese, and soak up some of the sun's rays which lit the Olympic Flame at the Temple of Hera in Olympia for the start of the Torch relay.
"The first recorded ancient Olympic Games were in Olympia, Greece, in 776 BC," he said.
In the ancient Olympic Games, the Greeks ran a race of 192 metres that required the runner to sprint to a wooden post and back to the starting point, with the athletes placing their toes in a starting sill made of stone.
Ever since the first Ancient Olympic Games in 776 BC, the ultimate aim of competing, especially in athletics, was to be the best.
The Academy celebrated the Olympics in its own way this year by embracing the original ideal of the ancient Olympic Games. During a three-day event students represented one of four countries and took part in showcasing the culture from each of these countries.
From the ancient Olympic games to recent India-Pakistan cricket games, sport opens channels of communication in tense diplomatic climates, taps into the unity arising from a shared passion and promotes "a level playing field," human contact, good health, inclusion and respect.
"The Olympic truce provides an opportunity to remember that the point of the Ancient Olympic Games was the truce that transcended the sport.
The Ancient Olympic Games were a series of competitions held between representatives of several city-states and kingdoms from Ancient Greece.
It transpires that "not working" means, variously, having a Greek week, setting up and running a mini-company, having a design and technology month, planning and executing an ancient Olympic Games in full authentic costume, writing and performing a play.
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.
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