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 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.
The Academy celebrated the Olympics in its own way this year by embracing the original ideal of the ancient Olympic Games.
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.
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.
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