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The Ancient Olympics

The Ancient Olympics
Ancient and Modern Olympic SportsA Tour of Ancient OlympiaThe Context of the Games and the Olympic SpiritAthletes' Stories Frequently Asked Questions About the Ancient Olympics Offical website of the Olympic Movement Further Reading This exhibit is a subset of materials from the Perseus database and is copyrighted. The copyright to the Perseus database is owned by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the President and Fellows of Harvard College and is protected by the copyright laws of the United States and the Universal Copyright Convention. All rights reserved. Read the full copyright notice.

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Winter Olympics Printables The winter olympics only happen once every 4 years. Why not celebrate them with your kid(s) by giving them some fun printable activity pages. Cold winter days are the perfect time to work on fun winter olympics printables. Our winter worksheets feature a large selection of sports including figure skating, hockey, downhill skiing, cross crountry skiing, snowboarding, speed skating, and sledding sports. The types of printables are olympics coloring pages, word searches, word scrambles, dot to dots printables, cryptogram puzzles and more. Not only are there a selection of types of worksheets and different sports, but the Olympic printables are also appropriate for a range of ages.

London Olympics Collection The Olympics are coming to London this summer and you can celebrate this historic occasion in your classroom with our collection of teaching resources. These medal-worthy resources include a look into the history and politics of the games, the exploration of national identity through flags, designing stadiums for different countries, how to get active in the classroom and much more. English, drama and media Playing at pitching Promoting the Games and describing champion images are the focus of this speaking and listening unit. Is the dream dead? London Olympic Games 2012 - Facts and information 2012 Olympic Sports | 2012 Olympic Venues | 2012 Olympic Teaching Resources Symbols of the Olympic Games When did the London Olympics take place? The 2012 Summer Olympic Games was held in London from 27 July to 12 August 2012, followed by the 2012 Paralympic Games from 29 August to 9 September. How many times has London hosted the Olympics? London has now hosted the Olympic games three times - 1908, 1948 and 2012

Ancient Greece - Olympic Games The Greeks invented athletic contests and held them in honour of their gods. The Isthmos game were staged every two years at the Isthmos of Corinth. The Pythian games took place every four years near Delphi. Ancient Olympic Games During the celebration of the games, an Olympic Truce was enacted so that athletes could travel from their countries to the games in safety. The prizes for the victors were olive leaf wreaths or crowns. The games became a political tool used by city-states to assert dominance over their rivals. Politicians would announce political alliances at the games, and in times of war, priests would offer sacrifices to the gods for victory. The games were also used to help spread Hellenistic culture throughout the Mediterranean. The Olympics also featured religious celebrations and artistic competitions.

The Real Story of the Ancient Olympic Games The ancient Olympic Games were primarily a part of a religious festival in honor of Zeus, the father of the Greek gods and goddesses. The festival and the games were held in Olympia (see 'Did you know' in the glossary), a rural sanctuary site (model shown here, courtesy of the British Museum) in the western Peloponnesos. The Greeks that came to the Sanctuary of Zeus at Olympia shared the same religious beliefs and spoke the same language. The athletes were all male citizens of the city-states from every corner of the Greek world, coming from as far away as Iberia (Spain) in the west and the Black Sea (Turkey) in the east.

10 Resources for Olympics Lessons! The 2012 Olympics are taking place from the 27th July to 12 August this year and lots of schools are planning Olympics-themed lessons next term. So, I’ve listed a number of resources that can be used below: 1) The official Olympic and London 2012 sites have lots of information, statistics and resources that schools can use.

2012 Summer Olympics The 2012 Summer Olympics, formally the Games of the XXX Olympiad[2] and commonly known as London 2012, was a major international multi-sport event celebrated in the tradition of the Olympic Games, as governed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It took place in London, United Kingdom and a lesser extent across the country from 25 July to 12 August 2012. The first event, the group stage in women's football began on 25 July at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.[3][4] More than 10,000 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) participated.[5] It was officially started however on Friday 27 July 2012 at 0:00. Construction for the Games involved considerable redevelopment, with an emphasis on sustainability.[11] The main focus was a new 200-hectare (490-acre) Olympic Park, constructed on a former industrial site at Stratford, East London.[12] The Games also made use of venues that already existed before the bid.[13] Bidding process[edit]

Greek Olympic Games Once every four years, men from all over Greece came to compete in a great athletic festival in Elis, in western Greece (The men wouldn't let women compete). This was called the Olympic games because the place was called Olympia. The Olympic Games were a religious festival to honor the Greek gods Zeus and Hera.

Olympic Games The modern Olympic Games (French: Jeux olympiques[1]) are the leading international sporting event featuring summer and winter sports competitions wherein thousands of athletes variously compete. The Olympic Games are considered the world's foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating.[2] The Olympic Games are held every four years, with the Summer and Winter Games alternating by occurring every four years but two years apart. Their creation was inspired by the ancient Olympic Games, which were held in Olympia, Greece, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. Baron Pierre de Coubertin founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894.

Ancient Olympic Games, First Olympics in Olympia According to historical records, the first ancient Olympic Games can be traced back to 776 BC. They were dedicated to the Olympian gods and were staged on the ancient plains of Olympia. They continued for nearly 12 centuries, until Emperor Theodosius decreed in 393 A.D. that all such "pagan cults" be banned. Olympia London 2012 Olympic Teaching Resources 2012 Olympic Sports | 2012 Olympic Venues | Symbols of the Olympic Games The build up to the 2012 London Olympics provides an excellent opportunity to engage students all round the world in learning about Britain and the countries within (England, Scotland and Wales). Below I have suggested some activity ideas for across the curriculum. Click for facts about London

Hampshire Schools 2012 Olympics The Olympic and Paralympic Values Friendship, Excellence, Respect, Equality, Inspiration, Determination and Courage Be Inspired 4 Life Hampshire’s Be Inspired 4 Life teaching resource has been created using the inspiration of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games as a springboard to engage children, young people and professionals.

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