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Ancient Olympics were a series of competitions held in Ancient Greece to honor Zeus. Its exact origins were shrouded in legends and myths, but records showed that events began in 776 BC in Greece.
The first Olympic Games were held in 776 BC. They Began as a religious festival of the god Zeus and were held every 4 years. They were held in a valley of Ancient Greece called Olympia. That is how they came to be called the Olympics. The only event held was a foot race, they raced the length of the…
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-The first recorded winner was in 776 B.C.-Every four years in Olympia-For four days at a time (5 days if you count the opening ceremony, and the sacrifice to Zeus)- It ended in 393 A.D.
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The Olympians as they were known were the twelve Gods and Goddesses associated with the Olympics.They were:Aphrodite the Goddess of loveApollo the God of the SunAres the God of WarArtemis the Goddess of the MoonAthena the Goddess of WisdomDemeter the Goddess of FertilityDionysus the God of TheatreHe…
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The International Olympic Committee does not award cash prizes to the winners. Many countries, however, do offer cash prizes and other incentives to medalists. In 2012, American competitors who won Olympic medals were rewarded in cash by the US Olympic Committee. Gold medal winners received $25,000…
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There are 202 countries in the world and in Athens 2004, all 202 countries entered teams for the first time ever.Men and wemen are allowed to compete in all the events that are performed during the olympics.
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To honor Zeus the Greek god.
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Last Ancient Olympics385 was the last recorded games but it is probable that the last games were in 393 (despite some speculation that the games were held for about 30 years after this date). The games were almost certainly banned in 394 by the Roman Emperor Theodosius I who abolished the Games, as …
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Women played no part in the Ancient Games as they were not allowed to even watch the games, let alone take part. The reason behind this is due to the fact that Olympia was dedicated to Zeus and was therefore a sacred area for men. The chariot races (introduced in later games) were held outside the s…
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It varied over the years from a dozen to hundreds and thousands.
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The Olympic flame is a practice continued from the ancient Olympic Games. In Olympia (Greece), a flame was ignited by the sun and then kept burning until the closing of the Olympic Games. The flame first appeared in the modern Olympics at the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam. The flame itself represe…
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free men from all over the Greek world. these were usually wealthier people, as the games took place during the Greek harvest, so peasants could rarely afford to compete.
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The Olympic Flame signifies the values of Peace and Brotherhood which is the basis of the Olympics.The Olympic flame is one of the most important symbols of the Olympic Games. You can follow flame's journey from Olympia to the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin, Italy. Along the way you can learn ab…
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If you were caught cheating, you had to pay fines and with that money, statues of Zeus were erected, known as the Zanes. Each of these statues were placed along the passageway that led to the stadium, with the name of the cheat inscribed on its base. To get to the competitions site, the athletes had…
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The ancient Olympic Games was a religious festival dedicated to the god Zeus, whose temple at Olympia was the site of the Games.
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The ancient Olympics were held at Olympia, which is a sacred site near Elis in the western Peloponnese, Greece, with a temple complex dedicated chiefly to Zeus. Olympia is named with reference to Mount Olympus, the supposed home of the Greek gods, but it is not near Mount Olympus. The first modern…
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The cheaters would be fined heavily and the money received from those fines would be used to create statues of gods and champion athletes that were placed at the stadium where the Olympics were held.
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Athletes from the various Greek city states. Only the men could compete because they were considered strong and powerful and the women were considered an offense to Zues.
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The Olympics were open to any free-born Greek man in the world, but there were separate mens' and boys' divisions.
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because there are 4 gods in Greece they use to celebrate that is how Olympics was made they use to celebrate the gods on separate years but now they celebrate the gods together so Olympics is every 4 yearsThe summer Olympics are held every 4 years, same with the winter, but they alternate, so t…
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The exact reason for the origin of the Ancient Olympic Games is unknown. However, they were a series of athletic competitions held in Olympia, Greece, beginning in 776 BC. They were held in honor of the King of the Gods, Zeus. The first official revival of the Olympic Games took place in 1896. From …
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They wore NO CLOTHES at the Ancient Olympics!! .
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It started with a 200 m foot race, and was later expanded to include all-in wrestling, chariot racing, javelin etc etc.
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They were held in Olympia because the athleticism of the games was a form of worship. So they built a temple to Zeus and a stadium at Olympia to host these games. (Note that it is on the opposite side of Greece, the southwest, from the similarly-named Mount Olympus, in NE Greece.)As a festival to th…
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Because the men competed in the nude,, married women due to the jealousy of the ruling males as well as their concern that their wives would be sexually aroused by the sight of the naked men, were barred from the Ancient Olympic Games. However, young unmarried women were.invited and encouraged to at…
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They were first held in Athens, Greece. However the Olympics were held 3 times in London, UK so that was the country with the most times held.
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A celebration to the god Zeus.
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The ancient Olympics were held in honour of the Greek god Zeus, primarily. However, there was a temple on site dedicated to Hera (which pre dates the Temple of Zeus), and another to Rhea/Meter, as well as various shrines and statues attributed to other gods/godesses/heroes around the Altis (holy are…
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There are many requirements to participate in the Olympics. They vary by from nation to nation and from sport to sport. (1) Taekwondo athletes should be medal winners at an International or World event (2) Taekwondo athletes who wish to represent the United States must be citizens of the United Sta…
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the legend of how the Olympics started is how you look in the books about greek
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The Olympic games in ancient Greece were originally named after the location of the games which was Olympia. Because of this the games were originally called the Olympiads.
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Competitors had to be young men, free (not slaves), who could speak Greek, and who were prepared to swear before Zeus that they had spend ten months training for the competition. Women were considered offensive to the god Zeus, so they were excluded. If women were caught watching, they would be pu…
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Olympic medals are awarded in a ceremony following the completion of each event, immediately following the certification of the results by the judges.
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A) For friendly, international competition between countries who otherwise would be in conflict. B) To give recognition to the greatest athletes of the world and their dedication. C) To ultimately have a peaceful and international meeting where the violence of the world in conflict and terror can …
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1900 Games in Paris.That was the 1900 Games in Paris when women participated in golf, tennis, and croquet.
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where exactly were the Olympics held?  192 meters long  how many miles?  OLympic  566554
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to honour the ancient greek gods
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About one eighth of a mile.
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Milo of Kroton An athlete who became a legend at the ancient Greek Olympics was Milo of Kroton. A wrestler, Milo wore the winner's laurel wreath six times. Milo continued to practice the sport till he was well over 40 years old. He enjoyed displaying his strength. He would clasp a pomegranate in his…
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over 200 games
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The ancient Olympics race track was 500 miles long.
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he was a wrestler
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an achent sport
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They where held every four years. Although their beginnings are obscure, 776 B.C. and abolished 394 A.D. are the currently accepted facts. :)
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it was held in ancient Greece in Olympus
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Ancient Olympics Not Olympus, that was of course the mountain dwelling of the gods but OLYMPIA. An area of land in the NW peloponese sacred to Zeus.
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becuz ppl want to be thinner! i is 11 an i way 125 i think1 me need olymipicz
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AD 393 Answer 385 was the last recorded games, although the games may have continued to 393 (in 394 the games were banned by the then Roman Emperor).
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About one eighth of a mile.
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The winners were given crowns of olive branches, also the victors got a statue dedicated to them in the temple of Zeus
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In those days, sport was for men. Women's place was in the home.
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It was a celebration to the god Zeus. Women had their own religious celebrations from which men were excluded.
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Ancient Olympic track events included the stade race - an ancient version of a sprint - where participants ran from one end of the track to the other (approximately 200 meters). There was also a two-stade race (approximately 400 meters), as well as a long-distance run (ranging from seven to 24 stade…
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The first ancient Olympics were held in Olympia, Greece, a city state in the southwest of the Peloponnesos, in 776 BC. That's where the great event got its name. Greece also held the first modern Olympic games in Athens in 1896. The ancient Olympics continued until 393 AD. When they were held, all…
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they were wrestler and javlion throw
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About one eighth of a mile.
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Pankration (pan = all, kration = power, 'no holds barred').
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The games were part of the Greeks way of worshiping Zeus.
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The city-state of Elis in southern Greece.
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A truce was announced before and during each of the Olympic festivals, to allow visitors to travel safely to Olympia. An inscription describing the truce was written on a bronze discus which was displayed at Olympia. During the truce, wars were suspended, armies were prohibited from entering Elis or…
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the Olympics were originally held every four years when the Greeks created it , ( just as it is now )
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About one eighth of a mile.
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Ancient Olympic Games In the ancient Olympic games,the only event that was held was the 190 meter sprint, which only men were allowed to compete in. And to make sure no women were disguising them selves so they could compete, the men had to run naked. .
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There was a truce for a month between all city states, and all fighting stopped.
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in 1999, IOC started to accept all interested countries' bid to host the 2008 Olympics. 10 countries submitted their bid to host. then on August 28, 2000 the interested cities was shortlisted to just 5 cities namely, Beijing (China), Toronto (Canada), Paris (France), Istanbul (Turkey) and Osaka (Jap…
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They took place in Olympia, Greece.
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The ancient Olympics were held at Olympia (near Elis, in the western Peloponnese, Greece). At first there was no stadium in the sense of a structure (stadion in Greek simply means "running-track"). The first stadium at Olympia was built about 550 BC, then remodelled in 500 BC with a sloped bank for …
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The olympic flame is always first lit in the ancient Greek city of Olympia, where the games originate from. This year - 2012 it was lit in the ancient Greek city on May 2012 and was then taken across the country and finally handed over to the British officials, for the London 2012 Games, in the Gree…
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the people in the audience and judjeslol jokes every one likes to be naked
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some got a chance to live
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Men were allowed to enter the Olympics but, young boys were also allowed, this was not determined by age but if the boy was bearded or not so their was no cheating.Women were also allowed in the case that they owned a horse that was being used; as long as it was a man. Other than that it was strictl…
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A 200 metre foot sprint.
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They were held in honour of the Greek high god Zeus, at his temple at Olympia in southern Greece.
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The Olympics is a popular sporting event, Which comes only every winter and summer for 4 years.
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Olympia in Elis in southern Greece.
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At the first Olympic Games (traditionally, 776 BC) the only event was the short foot race of one stadion (about 200 metres). Gradually, other events were added. At the end, the events were as follows: stadion, a foot-race of one lap of the stadiumdiaulos, a foot-race of two laps of the stadiumdolich…
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Chamonix, France - 1924 St. Moritz, Switzerland - 1928 Lake Placid, USA - 1932 Garmisch- Partenkirchen, Germany - 1936 St. Moritz, Switzerland - 1948 Oslo, Norway - 1952 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy - 1956 Squaw Valley, USA - 1960 Innsbruck, Austria - 1964 Grenoble, France - 1968 Sapporo, Japan …
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Answer They would exercise by doing athletic events such as the discus throwing, foot races, and other such events. Answer by upt0wn mami They created the Olympics which involed foot races,bull runs, throwing, track and strength contest which only the men participated in and they had plays at…
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The ancient Olympic games were held once every year. Every 4 years
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200 metres.
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They didn't "think" of it. It evolved from the funeral games of local heroes, principally Pelops, after whom the Peloponnese is named.
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to bring everybody that's part of the Olympic game together in peace
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In russia when a bunch of guys were drunk out of their minds and made up the Russian pain Olympics
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A celebration to the god Zeus.
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Wrestling.
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