After a gap of hundred years the Olympics returned to Athens in 1896. The reason behind the re-creation of the Olympic was because of one man Pierre de Coubertin. He admired the Greek ideals of fitness and sporting competitiveness amongst different communities and he hoped the modern Olympics would bring countries closer together.
Wednesday, 31 August 2016
The Olympics of 1896 in Athens in Greece had 14 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 of a much bigger event and lasted several months.
Friday, 19 August 2016
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.
Monday, 1 August 2016
In the beginning the New Zealand rowers Eric Murray and Hamish Bond waited anxiously for the green light light in the start. They started rowing as fast as they could. As they rowed, the New Zealand term were determined to win the gold medals.As they were taking the lead the New Zealand term cross the finish line they were so happy. The didn't know until they cross the finish that they win gold. Silver went to France. Bronze went to Great Britain. It was an amazing race.