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Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Pierre de Coubertin


After a gap of hundreds of years the Olympics returned to Athens in 1896. The reason behind the recreation of the Olympics was because of one man Pierre de Coubertin. He admired the Greek ideals of fitness and sporting competitiveness amongst different communities and he hoped that the modern Olympics would bring countries closer together.    
 

Friday, 26 August 2016

Ben Johnson

In 1988 Ben Johnson and Carl Lewis were racing in the 100 meters sprint. Everyone had their eyes on them. It was the final Olympics and Ben Johnson was in the race with same other racer.

Ben Johnson and Carl Lewis was on the start line. And then the gun got shot and they had to run. Ben Johnson took the lead out of him and Carl Lewis. Ben Johnson won the long race.

Then everyone found out that Ben Johnson was doing drugs. He had to pee in a cup to see if he axle
is doing drugs, And he was. Since then he was banned from the Olympics for life.




Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Pheidippides


The Greeks were exhausted as the battle came to the end. The boss had told Pheidippides to run to Athens. and tell them all the good news.

Over the beating sun, Pheidippides had ran 42.2km. He had no food and no water but he just had to keep on running. He ran overnight and over morning he ran.

Arriving In Athens Pheidippides tells everyone all the good news. But then Pheidippidas was so so so hungry and really really thirsty. Then sadly Pheidippides suddenly dies.




Tuesday, 2 August 2016

The Olympic Flame



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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.