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  1. The Olympics: A HISTORY OF THE MODERN GAMES (2D ED.) (Illinois History of Sports) by Allen Guttmann, 2002-01-09
  2. The Olympic Games Explained: A Student Guide to the Evolution of the Modern Olympic Games (Student Sport Studies) by Jim Parry, Vassil Girginov, 2005-05-03
  3. Olympics in Athens 1896: The Invention of the Modern Olympic Games by Michael Llewellyn Smith, 2004-05-27
  4. From Games of God to Bubba's Field: A Century of the Modern Olympic Games, 1896-1996 by Edd Wheeler, 1995-11
  5. Modern Olympic Games by John A. Lucas, 1980-04
  6. A Branch of Wild Olive; The Olympic Movement and the Ancient and Modern Olympic Games (An Exposition-banner book) by Xenophon Leon Messinesi, 1973-06
  7. 100 Years of Olympic Music: Music and Musicians of the Modern Olympic Games 1896-1996 by William K. Guegold, 1996-06
  8. This Great Symbol: Pierre de Coubertin and the Origins of the Modern Olympic Games (Sport in the Global Society) by John J. Macaloon, 2008-01-09
  9. The Olympic Games Handbook: An Authentic History of Both the Ancient and Modern Olympic Games, Complete Results and Records by David Chester, 1976-01
  10. Modern Olympic Games (Olympics) by Haydn Middleton, 2007-09-30
  11. Summon the Heroes. For Piano Solo. Written for the Modern Olympic Games, 1996. (Original Sheet Music Edition) by John Williams, 1996
  12. History Of The Olympic Games: Ancient And Modern (Kessinger Publishing's Rare Reprints) by Hugh Harlan, 2008-06-13
  13. Olympic Revival - The Revival of the Olympic Games in Modern Times by K. Georgiades, 2003-12-01
  14. Olympic Games Ancient and Modern by Adams, Gerlach, 2002-03

1. Ancient Olympics @ University Of Pennsylvania Museum Of Archaeology & Anthropolo
Were the ancient games better than ours? More fair and square? More about sports and less about money? Are modern games more sexist? More political? Have we strayed from the ancient olympic ideal?
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w ere the ancient games better than ours? More fair and square? More about sports and less about money? Are modern games more sexist? More political? Have we strayed from the ancient Olympic ideal? During this Olympic season, you may hear from announcers, critics, commentators and even athletes that the Olympic games are too commercial, too political, too "professional." Or that the judging is too nationalistic.

2. The Olympic Games In The Ancient Hellenic World: A Virtual Museum
The Ancient olympic games Virtual Museum with a plethora of information about the games that are the forefathers of the modern olympics.
We are starting a new site collecting thoughts and concerns about the modern Olympic Games, and would value your input. Please follow this link to submit your thoughts! Guest access Register Log In Ancient Olympic Games ... Other Hellenic World Sites The Ancient Olympic Games Virtual Museum Welcome! Welcome to the Ancient Olympic Games Virtual Museum. Here you will find a plethora of information about the contests that are the forefathers of our modern Olympic Games. In order to use this site, we ask that you register There is no charge for using this site; however, you have to agree not to redistribute all or part of this site. Privacy Warning: Please note that this site is collecting user information, such as your username, requested page, time of visit, your browser's IP address, and browser configuration. This information is used internally only (primarily for improving this site) and is not shared with any third parties.
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3. History Of Our Olympic Games
Some information and a brief history of modern and ancient games.
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Have you watched the Olympics on TV or better yet been there to experience it live? Did you ever wondered why the Olympics started? I did! If you want to be on or go to the Olympics, I think you first need to know about it. Why did the games start? At the original Olympics what games did they play? Also what games do they play today? Now, get ready for the world of the Olympics.
Have you ever wondered how the Olympics started? In Olympia, Greece the Olympic Games were held every four years. First Olympic game was recorded in 776 BC; that was about 3,000 years ago. At that time this great festival took place to honor the Greek gods. Olympics were held during the great festival. My resources say Olympics were held to please the various gods. One God, in particular, the most important was called Zeus. The Olympics were called Olympiad in Greece.
Now we know where the games are held, but we dont know what games they played? In the first thirteen Olympic games, there was only one event and that was the sprint. The sprint event was about one hundred and eight meters in length. Then later Pentathlon was added and it had different events. There was discus, javelin, jumping, running, and wrestling. After a while, they added Equestrian events and that included chariot racing and riding. The Ancient Olympics did have lots of events. They had two major events Equestrian and Pentathlon events.

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The men and women who have gone down in Olympic history
Relive the exploits of the athletes who have become legends - sports performances, highlights... You will also find the results of all the medal winners in the modern Olympic Games.

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Olympians Sports, disciplines and Olympic events Access detailed presentations of all the Olympic sports and disciplines on the programme of the forthcoming Games. You will also see the list of Olympic sports which no longer exist. Sports on the Olympic programme Recognised sports Olympic sports of the past All the Olympic Games since 1896 Since time immemorial, the Games have enabled people from all over the world to come together in peace, respecting the principles of fundamental and universal ethics.

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all results of the past Summer olympic games, olympic facts and General information about the olympics. More Info actual revival of the modern olympic games as we know them today,

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7. ABC Online News - Sports: Modern Pentathlon
History of modern Pentathlon and results of Australian pentathletes in olympic games.
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9. Ancient Olympics @ University Of Pennsylvania Museum Of Archaeology & Anthropolo
The ancient olympic games were primarily a part of a religious festival in honor of Zeus.Category Society History Religion Ancient Hellenic...... The first modern olympics were held in Athens, Greece, in they convinced him to movethe games up to The modern olympic flag of five linked rings, each with a
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the father of the Greek gods and goddesses. The festival and the games were held in Olympia map Gadzooks! It's Zeus!
Obverse ("heads") of silver tetradrachm, minted by Philip II of Macedonia ca. 350 BC to commemorate his victory in the horse race at Olympia. Model of the Sanctuary of Zeus at Olympia, where the first games were held as part of religious festivals honoring Zeus. plan The Greeks that came to the Sanctuary of Zeus at Olympia shared the same religious beliefs and spoke the same language. The athletes were all male citizens of the city-states from every corner of the Greek world, coming from as far away as Iberia (Spain) in the west and the Black Sea (Turkey) in the east. The sanctuary was named in antiquity after Mt. Olympos

10. A History Of The Olympics
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A History of the Olympics
According to legend, the ancient Olympic Games were founded by Heracles (the Roman Hercules), a son of Zeus. Yet the first Olympic Games for which we still have written records were held in 776 BCE (though it is generally believed that the Games had been going on for many years already). At this Olympic Games, a naked runner, Coroebus (a cook from Elis), won the sole event at the Olympics, the stade - a run of approximately 192 meters (210 yards). This made Coroebus the very first Olympic champion in history. The ancient Olympic Games grew and continued to be played every four years for nearly 1200 years. In 393 CE, the Roman emperor

11. Olympic Games: The Modern Olympics
A separate series of winter olympic meets, inaugurated (1924 numbered years in whichthe summer games are not For most of their modern history the olympics have

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The modern revival of the Olympic games is due in a large measure to the efforts of Pierre, baron de Coubertin, of France. They were held, appropriately enough, in Athens in 1896, but that meeting and the ones that followed at Paris (1900) and at St. Louis (1904) were hampered by poor organization and the absence of worldwide representation. The first successful meet was held at London in 1908; since then the games have been held in cities throughout the world (see Sites of the Modern Olympic Games , table). World War I prevented the Olympic meeting of 1916, and World War II the 1940 and 1944 meetings. The number of entrants, competing nations, and events have increased steadily. To the traditional events of track and field athletics Sections in this article: The Olympics of Ancient Greece Olympic games Search Infoplease Info search tips Search Biographies Bio search tips About Us Contact Us Link to Infoplease ... Privacy

12. Olympic Games: The Olympics Of Ancient Greece
in but also to watch the olympic games, held games BC, the Heraea games were discontinuedabout the time the The olympics of Ancient Greece; The modern olympics;

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Although records cannot verify games earlier than 776 B.C. , the contests in Homer's Iliad B.C. ; thereafter they became more and more professionalized until, in the Roman period, they provoked much censure. They were eventually discontinued by Emperor Theodosius I of Rome at the end of the 4th cent. A.D. Among the Greeks, the games were nationalistic in spirit; states were said to have been prouder of Olympic victories than of battles won. Women, foreigners, slaves, and dishonored persons were forbidden to compete. Contestants were required to train faithfully for 10 months before the games, had to remain 30 days under the eyes of officials in Elis, who had charge of the games, and had to take an oath that they had fulfilled the training requirements before participating. At first, the Olympic games were confined to running, but over time new events were added: the long run (720 B.C.

13. What Are The Modern Olympics? (Lesson Plan)
After that the olympics would move to a different city every four years. The firstmodern olympic games took place in 1896 with athletes competing in nine
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What Are the Modern Olympics?
  • Students will learn about the history of the Modern Olympic Games
  • Students will plot the locations of all of the Olympic sites on a world map.
  • Olympic History Overview
  • One copy of a world map for each student.
  • Hatpins
  • Flag shaped pieces of paper small enough to tape to the hatpins
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  • Share the following overview of Olympic history with your students.
  • Olympic History
  • Have a class discussion by asking students the following question:
    • Do you agree with Baron Pierre de Coubertin's opinion that it is important to balance the growth of your mind and body? What kinds of things do people do to create this balance?
    • Why do you think it was important for the first modern Olympics to take place in Athens, Greece?
  • 14. Tom Campbell: Olympic Games: A Historical Proposal
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    Olympic Games: An Historic Proposal By: T. Campbell Introduction Task Process ... Ancient Olympic Games Event Brochure Introduction In 776 B.C. the ancient Greeks began a tradition that lasted for over 1100 years. They stopped all wars and each city-state sent their best athletes to the plain at Olympia to compete for the honor of Zeus at the Olympic Games. In 2004 A.D. the modern Olympic Games will be held in Athens, Greece. This return to the country of the Games' ancient origins has the potential to be an historic event. However, the success depends on a careful plan. Introduction Task Process Evaluation ... Resources Task Your group will be creating a proposal for the events of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. The Greek government has ordered that the proposals must focus on the historical roots of the Olympic Games in ancient Greece. A successful proposal will design an Olympic Games that allows the spectators and athletes to experience the ancient tradition like no other modern Olympics has ever done.
    • Your proposal must identify the most important ancient events and include an explanation of how the historical roots of each of those events will be preserved in the modern competition.

    15. Symbols Of The Olympic Games
    The tradition of the modern olympic Torch began in 1936 at the Berlin games ,to represent a link between the ancient and modern olympics , and has since
    What do the Olympic rings mean? The colours of the interlinked Olympic rings were chosen by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) , to represent the union of the 5 continents , Australia , Africa , America , Asia and Europe and further signify the meeting of the worlds athletes at the Olympic Games. The plain white background of the Olympic flag is symbolic of peace throughout the games . The five colours of the rings from left to right are blue, black and red across the top with yellow and green along the bottom , these colours may be found on most flags of the world and officially hold no other particular significance , although some believe each colour represents a particular continent Blue =Europe Yellow =Asia Black =Africa Green =Australia Red =America The Olympic rings are the official trademark of the I.O.C. What is the Olympic creed? The Olympic creed was first stated in 1896 by the founder of the modern Olympic games , Baron Pierre de Coubertin , the words of the creed are as follows; "The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well."

    16. Sport Information
    Article on the ancient olympics.Category Sports Events olympics Ancient...... The tiers of the olympic stadium were built with year Emperor Theodosius of Rome formallyabolished the games. The modern marathon is one event which finds its
    Olympic Factsheets History of the Ancient Olympics The first Olympic Games were held in 776 BC. They began as a religious festival, were held every four years and continued for a thousand years. They were held in a sacred, fertile valley of Ancient Greece at a place called Olympia. Athletes (derived from athlos, a contest) came to Olympia and trained full time for ten months. They had to undergo an examination by a ten member panel who assessed them on their parentage, character and physical endowments. As the games approached, thousands of spectators converged on Olympia, transforming the little village into a thriving metropolis. At the first games in 776 BC, until 724 BC, the only event held was the stadium-length foot race (stade). The length of the race was based on the legend that Hercules, the god of Physical Strength, ran this distance in one breath. The earliest recorded winner at the Olympics was Coroebus of Elis who won the 776 BC stade race. At later Olympiads the "diaulos" (400 yards) and then the "dolichos" (3.3 miles or 24 stadia) were added. Although there were no stop watches, legends grew as one runner was said to have outsped a hare and another to have beaten a horse. In 680 BC chariot racing appeared and proved to be one of the most exciting tests of the Olympic Games. The charioteers were professionals who raced over nine miles in the hippodrome. The winners, who lined up to receive the trophy, were the wealthy owners. Thus, though women were barred from competing at the Games, they were sometimes declared winners because they owned the horses and chariots. Although overshadowed by the chariot racing, the horse racing also provided a spectacle. The track was one lap of 600 yards, where the jockeys rode naked and bareback, without saddle or stirrups. The horses were virtually uncontrollable and there was a good deal of bumping between horses.

    17. The Modern Olympics
    The modern olympics. Please click the headings below to find out more. WWWLink Official Site of the 2000 Sydney olympic games. (Note
    The Modern Olympics Please click the headings below to find out more. History of the Modern Olympic Games Ceremonies and Symbols The First Modern Games in 1896 Women and the Olympics ... The Ancient Olympics WWW Link: Official Site of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games (Note: This is now the IOC site and not the site where we did research for our project. The IAAF link is useful.) Dissolving Boundaries Page Fifth Class

    18. War And The Modern Olympics
    War the modern olympics. The Impact of the Wars on the olympic games.WORLD WAR I. When the venue for the 1916 games was being discussed
    Drugs Controversy Terrorism Media ... Olympic Sports
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    on the Olympic Games WORLD WAR I When the venue for the 1916 Games was being discussed three cities were contemplated – Alexandria, Budapest and Berlin. The last choice was for obvious reasons – an attempt to avert war that was threatening Europe. However the outbreak of hostilities in 1914 diminished those hopes and therefore the Olympic Games of 1916 were cancelled. The Olympic games did however resume in Antwerp in 1920. However competitors from the central power countries who were seen to have triggered World War I were excluded. Therefore competitors from Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary and Turkey were prohibited from attending the games. THE LEAD UP TOWARDS WORLD WAR II 1936 Olympic Games - Berlin On May 13, 1931 the IOC named Berlin to host the 1936 Olympic games. This choice signalled Germany’s return to the world community after defeat in World War I. The first Summer Olympic Games to be held in Germany however coincided with the ever threatening rise of the Nazi party. Despite the concerns of the IOC, the committee was able to move the games from Berlin and therefore could not prevent the Nazi party using the games as a major propaganda exercise.

    19. History Of The Ancient & Modern Olympic Games
    This historical look at the modern olympics will take you through Ancient Greeceand olympic myths, the importance of the modern games and its symbols, the
    Drugs Controversy Terrorism Media Introduction Ancient Olympics Modern Olympics
    Olympic Symbols ... Australian Medal Tally The History of the
    Olympic Games (The Courier Mail, November 22 1956, p.2) The history of the Olympics dates back to Ancient Greece - a world completely unlike today. Throughout the centuries the Modern Olympic games has endured many changes, challenges and triumphs. This historical look at the Modern Olympics will take you through Ancient Greece and Olympic myths, the importance of the modern games and its symbols, the Olympic debut of each sport, Australia's medal tally at each of the Games, the involvement of women in the games, and how war has effected the Modern Olympics. The Unofficial Olympics Website History pages were written and compiled by Amy Crockett, Melissa Martonhelyi and Adelle O'Connor
    October 2000 Ancient Greek Olympia The gate to the ancient Olympia stadium, the site where the Ancient Olympic Games were held. Origins of Olympic Games Ancient remains from the Olympia site in Greece, where the Olympic Games first began.

    20. Modern Olympics
    planned to hold the olympic games in France, but the representatives convinced himthat Greece was the appropriate country to host the first modern olympics.
    The revival of the Olympic Games in 1896, unlike the original Games, has a clear, concise history. team dominated the track and field events, taking first place in 9 of the 12 events. The Games were a success, and a second Olympiad, to be held in France, was scheduled. Olympic Games were held in 1900 and 1904, and by 1908 the number of competitors more than quadrupled the number at Athensfrom 311 to 2,082. Although the Olympic Games have been increasingly politicized, the ideal of the world's best athletes competing against each other in the arena of so-called pure sport has been at least partially realized, especially from the athletes' point of view. And even though skill and courage are manifested by most Olympic participants, the great gold medalists are the ones who are most often remembered. More History
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