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The Games were held in honour of Zeus According to historic records, the first Olympic Games were held in 776 B.C. in Olympia, Greece. By 676 B.C. the Games included Greeks from every corner of the Greek world. The Games were held every four years in honour of the king of the gods, Zeus. The central part of Olympia was dominated by the majestic temple of Zeus, with the temple of Hera parallel to it. It is reported that there was only one event in the very earliest Olympiad: the 200 yard sprint.
Soon other events were added Soon, other events were added, including boxing, wrestling, the pankrathion (a match that combined boxing and wrestling), the discus throw, the javelin throw, and the long jump. By the 25th Olympiad, the four horse chariot race was added. The chariot races were very popular. Teams of two or four horses would race 12 laps around a track. Twelve chariots could participate. Sometimes there were collisions! Horse races were added later.
The Olympic Game are held every fourth year For 1000 years the Games were at regular intervals of four years. Special messengers were sent out in every direction to announce the beginning of the Games and to signal an end of all disputes and wars until after the Games. The modern Olympic Games are still held every fourth year, but were interrupted in 1916, 1940 and 1944 by World Wars.
The flame for the torch comes from the site of Olympia In the modern Olympic Games the athletes march in a parade for the opening of the Games. Before the parade, a torch is lighted. The flame for the torch comes from the site of Olympia. There it is lighted from the sun ̉s rays and carried by relays of runners to the city where the Games are being held.
When and in what city in Russia were the Olympic Games held? In 1980, Moscow became the first Eastern Bloc capital to host the Olympic Games. That historic decision was taken on October 23, 1974, at the 75th session of the International Olympic Committee in Vienna. The symbol of the Moscow Olympics. Misha the bear is still considered to be one of the best sports mascots in the history of the Games in terms of the emotional impact and memories it left.
The 2014 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXII Olympic Winter Games, were a major international multi-sport event held in Sochi, Russia, in the tradition of the Winter Olympic Games. For the first time in Olympic history, a public vote was held to decide the mascots for the 2014 Winter Olympics. On 26 February 2011, the official mascots were unveiled, consisting of a polar bear, a snow hare, and a snow leopard. Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total 1 Russia 13 11 9 33 2 Norway 11 5 10 26 3 Canada 10 10 5 25
Why did Coubertin decide to revive the Olympic Games? At the end of nineteenth century a Frenchman called Baron Pierre de Coubertin decided to try to revive the Olympic Games. At that time, Europe was divided by wars. Coubertin thought that the Olympic Games could help to bring peace. He though highly of sport. In 1894, he formed the International Olympic Committee and on 5 April 1896, The Olympic Games began again, after nearly fifteen centuries.
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