1896 Summer Olympics

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  • The Ancient Olympic Games

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    The Ancient Olympic Games is a series of competitions held between representatives of several city-states from Ancient Greece, which featured mainly athletic but also combat and chariot racing events.[1] The origin of these Olympics is shrouded in mystery and legend.[2] One of the most popular myths identifies Heracles and his father Zeus as the progenitors of the Games.[3][4][5] According to legend, it was Heracles who first called the Games "Olympic" and established the custom of holding them every

  • Essay about Athens, Greece

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    Athens, Greece Athens was the intellectual center of Greece. It was one of the first city-states of its time, and is still known as one of the most famous cities in the world. It was named after Athena, the goddess of wisdom and the city's patron. In 508 B.C., Athens became one of the first societies in ancient times to invent democracy. Democracy came from the Greek words, demos, meaning people, and kratein, meaning to rule. This form of government was usually held in a meeting place, which

  • The Controversy Of Becoming An Olympic Athlete

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    competitive athlete raised to compete, I have only dreamed of the Olympic Games. I have admired those athletes my whole life and yet still am aspiring to be one. Though the chances of becoming an Olympic athlete are slim I cannot give up trying. Every four years millions of people are engrossed in the Olympic Games. The Olympics first began on April 6th, 1896, but back then there were few similarities with the modern day Olympics. With a small crowd cheering on only a few sports and all male athletes

  • The Olympics To Return: A Rich History Of Ancient Greece

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    1503 years for the Olympics to return” (“The Games”). The Olympic Games were very important to the Greeks just like the Games are a huge spectacle for the world now. The Games were always important to the Greeks but it took a while for modern people to warm up to the idea. Once they warmed up to the idea of the Olympics they took off with it and it is now a global spectacle. The Olympics have a rich history, significant purpose, and has evolved over time. The history of the Olympics starts out murky

  • The Olympic Games And The Economic Development On The Host Country

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    Literature Review The Olympic Games and the impact on the infrastructural development on the host country The Olympic Games is known today as the most visible and spectacular International Public Event. Over the last 20years, the Games have experienced unparalleled growth and universal popularity. The first modern Olympics held in Athens in 1896 attracted 311 athletes from 13 countries. In 2000, the Sydney Games involved 10,651 athletes from 199 countries, with ticket sales of 6.7 million and another

  • The Juuxtaposition Between The Greek And The Panathenaic Games

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    easily be seen when comparing the ancient Olympic Games to the modern Olympic Games, as well as when looking at the history of the Panathenaic Stadium. The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens in 1896. Athletes from 14 countries competed in 43 events. Of these events,

  • Olympic Games And The Olympics

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    When it comes to the Olympic Games, there is a lot of history behind it. The first Olympics were held in Olympia, Greece, and the games were played by elite athletes. The games went from 776 BC to 393 AD and stopped up until 1896 AD, when the games were held in Athens, Greece. The Olympics have become a great way for countries to show off some of the interesting aspects of their country. For a country to host the Olympics, they must go through a process. First, you must submit a bid to the IOC (International

  • Australian Olympic History

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    Our Mission: Australia enjoys an outstanding Olympic history. The heroic achievements of our athletes, at every Olympic Games since 1896, are a source of pride for all Australians. The Australian Olympic Team is the embodiment of our nation’s hopes, dreams and desires. The Australian Olympic Movement, promotes the youth of Australian vales which are not bounded by place, credit or time. Values such as respect, aspiration and team work. The Olympic Games pride Australia with the opportunity to compete

  • The Basic Difference Between The Ancient And Modern Olympic Games

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    The Olympic Games are an international sports festival that began in ancient Greece. The original Greek games were staged every fourth year for several hundred years, until they were abolished in the early Christian era. The revival of the Olympic Games took place in 1896, and since then they have been staged every fourth year, except during World War I and World War II (1916, 1940, 1944). Perhaps the basic difference between the ancient and modern Olympics is that the former was the ancient Greeks’

  • Morgan Mitchell Biography

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    It has featured in the well-known Summer Olympics since 1896, but it wasn’t until 1964 that the first female 400m race was run. A typical 400m race involves an entire lap of a standard running track, and requires each athlete to run in separate lanes. The race begins with runners in staggered positions