The Olympics of 1896 in Athens in Greece had fourteen countries taking part with most of the athletes from Greece. This first modern Olympics was the largest meeting of international competitors that had ever occurred. The next Olympics held in Paris four years later was the first to allow women competitors. This time the Olympics was part bigger event and lasted several months.
Wednesday, 31 August 2016
After a gap of hundred of years the Olympics return to Athen in 1896. The reason behind the recreation of the Olympics was because of one man Pierre De Coubertin. He admired the Greek ideas of fitness and sporting competitiveness amongst different communities and he hoped the Modern Olympics would bring country closer together.
Wednesday, 24 August 2016
In 1988 Ben Johnson and Carl Lewis were the two fastest In men In the Olympics. they were in the 100m sprint finals.People will always remember this race about Ben Johnson cheeting.
Ben Johnson looked like that his eyes were red and blue.He was scary and looked like an monster. he was wearing red and white.
Ben Johnson was cheating from using drug in the Olympics. He set the world record but he got caught from using drug. So Ben Johnson was band from the Olympics.
So Ben Johnson was disqualified for taking steroids to the olympics.
Friday, 19 August 2016
Wednesday, 17 August 2016
In Ancient Greece Fencing was used to practice sword fighting. In Ancient Greece fencing was used to practice for wars. Fencing was so graceful that they thought it was an art.
Fencing was introduced to the Olympics in 1896. In fencing if you hit the person in the torso it light up green. In the modern days they were full white suit to protect there.
There are 3 different kinds of fencing,foil is longest and light,Epee Is more heavy largest and Sabre are light and it shorter. Most competitive fencers choose to specialise in only one weapon. The only way to win is to hit the in the chest get an point.
Wednesday, 10 August 2016
Along time ago there was a war in Marathon it was between the Greeks and the Persians. At the very end Greece had won the battle so they sent a boy to send a message to Athens. His name was Pheidippides. He ran for 42.2 kilometers.
As Pheidippides was running, it was summer he had no water, toilet or food. There were rocky mountain and massive hills and rocks on the ground with sharp rocks. He kept on running until he made it to Athen.
As Pheidippides arrived he shouted “Joy we won” he shouted to the King and the Queen. Suddenly he died out of dehydration.
So that’s why we call it in the Marathon so that we could remember about Phedippides.
Friday, 5 August 2016
As Bolt was sprinting, he came first in the 2012 Olympics London breaking the world record. He was training for four years,he felt really thankful for his family supporting him and proud of himself for winning the gold medal for his country. Usain felt really excited, like a champion.
Tuesday, 2 August 2016
The Ancient Greeks started the tradition of having an Olympic flame. In Olympia a sacred flame is lit by the sun's rays and stays alight until the games have ended. The flame symbolized a request for protection from Zeus and the athletes’ struggles for victory.
The modern flame symbolizes the light of the spirit, knowledge and life. to this day the torch is still lit in Olympia in Greece, then carried by a relay team, passing runner to runner until it reaches the host-city of the games. There, the cauldron will be lit and stay alight until the closing ceremony.