The Olympic games
Ancient and modern!
What are Olympics?
Olympics are a great sporting event that happens every
four years. They have nearly every sport that you
can think of. The minimum age is different for each
sport, but the lowest is 13. In the ancient Olympics, it
was different. So were a lot of things, like women
were not allowed to compete. In fact only unmarried
women were allowed to watch!!!
The Olympics were invented by the ancient Greeks.
They had events like the
Javelin and discus.
The ancient Olympics were performed in honour of the
king of the gods, Zeus. The first recorded Olympic
event was in 776bc. Women were not allowed to
More ancient Olympics.
The Olympics were called Olympics because they were
performed in Olympia, Greece. (Mount Olympus is
where the where the Greeks believed the royal gods,
Zeus and his wife, Hera lived. That was because it
was always cloudy at the top. But mount Olympus is
NOT in Olympia. They also believed that the other
major gods lived there. Like Athena, Apollo,
Poseidon and Zeus.)
The ancient Olympics were stopped by the Romans when
they took over Greece. That was in 394 AD. Then years
and years later on April the sixth, 1896, archaeologists
found out about Olympics and started them again. But as
that was a long time after the ancient Olympics they
called it the modern Olympics. Modern Olympics were
very different. First of all they had different, more
modern, events . Also the olympics were held every four
years in a different country.
One of the big traditions in Olympics is the opening
ceremony. There are lots of fireworks, music and all
sorts of celebration . Another traditional part is the hand
over ceremony, where the country it was just held in,
hand over a flaming torch.
Similarities and differences.
We still have discus, They used to sprint but
it wasn't a 100 meters.
They played NAKED!!!
There are many of the
same events like races
There were no world
They were also records in the Ancient Games
held every four years
There were no water sports
The winner gets an There were no winter sports
award that was not money