Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Ancient olympics

The Olympics began two and a half thousands years ago in ancient Greece.In thoes days Greece was made up of several different states including Athens, Sparta and Corinth and they were offten at war with each other.But when the games were on they helled the truce. This great event was held in at a place called Olympia and this is why the games are called Olympics.
They were  held  once every 4 years on a honour
of Zeus lord of all the gods.

Eventually the ancient Olympics were Abolished by the roman emperor theodosius the first who was a Christian and didn't like the games because they were dedicated to a pagan god But the Olympics will always remember as a symbol of human achievement and peace.

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