The Olympics

BY:Destiny Gonzalez

Why is it important?

The olympics are important because, its honoring the God Zeus, became the most important athletic religious.Winning was considered the greatest honor a Greek man could achieve.

How did it contribute to society?

The Greeks invented athletic contests honoring the gods of greek.The olympic games took place every for years.

Facts

Olympia, the site of the ancient Olympic Games, is in the western part of the Peloponnese which, according to Greek mythology, is the island of "Pelops", the founder of the Olympic Game.


Winning the Olympics was the greatest honor a Greek man could achieve.


Red ribbons were tied on his head and hands as a mark of victory.


The official award ceremony would take place on the last day of the Games.


Also, before each Olympic Games, a truce was declared between all warring city-states to allow the games to be held without interruption.


At first, the games only involved running a race of 210 yards. Later, other events were added, including longer races, wrestling, javelin throwing, and jumping.


In fact, some scholars believe the Greeks first organized athletic games as part of funeral rituals during the 1200s BCE.

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