Why was a crown of leaves given to winners of the Olympics long ago?
A crown of leaves, known as a laurel wreath, were given to the winners of the Olympic games because of their association with Apollo. He is often represented wearing a laurel wreath around his head.
The crown of a plant refers to the totality of the plant's aboveground parts, including stems, leaves, and reproductive structures. A plant canopy consists of one or more plant crowns growing in a given area. For example, the crown of a woody plant (tree, shrub, liana) is the branches, leaves, and reproductive structures extending from the trunk or main stems. Major functions of the crown include light energy assimilation via photosynthesis, energy release by respiration…
The winners in the Women's Team Sabre event at the Rio 2016 Olympics were Sofya Velikaya, Yuliya Gavrilova, and Yana Egorian for the gold medal. The silver medal went to Alina Komashchuk, Olga Kharlan, Olena Kravatska, and Olena Voronina while the bronze medal was given to Dagmara Wozniak, Mariel Zagunis, Ibtihaj Muhammad, and Monica Aksamit.
The gold medal winners of the Women's Team épée event at the Rio 2016 Olympics were Ana Maria Popescu, Simona Pop, Simona Gherman, and Loredana Dinu. Silver medals were given to Yujie Sun, Anqi Xu, Yiwen Sun, and Jialu Hao. Bronze medals were awarded to Tatiana Logunova, Violetta Kolobova, Lyubov Shutova, and Olga Kochneva.
They received great honor and that was the main reason for competing was being the best. They also usually received a trophy and lot of olive oil and other goods. Also they would go back to their home town or city and be considered a hero and be treated almost like a modern day president with respect nd they could do and get whatever they wanted. In the original Olympic games, in Greece, winners of…
Green mums and hypericum berries.The predominately green bouquets contain eye-catching green hypericum berries, delicate green spider mums and broad leaf greens. The foliage consists of leatherleaf fern, loops of monkey grass and aspidistra leaves. A simple royal blue ribbon is hand tied around each bouquet and the handles are also wrapped in recycled paper.
The Greeks offered a series of games as sort of a sacrifice of entertainment to the gods. they would play these games to sort of show their thanks for their given abilities and the favor the gods had given the winners. Over time it originated to having more than just the Greeks compete and as it is today it is a competition now to basically seee which country is the best. ~DCHSGURL2012