Friday, 29 July 2016

Ancient Olympics

The Olympics begin over 2 and a half thousand years ago in ancient Greece in those days Greece was made up of several different states including Athens, Sparta and Corinth and they were often at war at each other. But when the games were on they held a truse. This great event was held in a place called Olympia this is why the games are called the Olympics. They a held once every four years of honour of Zeus the god of all the gods. Eventually the ancient Olympic were abolished by the roman Emperor Theodosus the first who was a christian and didn't like the games because there were dedicated to a pagan god. But the Olympics were always remeber as a symbol of human achievement and peace.

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