The Olympics

Of Ancient Greece

By: Kari Miller

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Ancient Greece Olympic Stadium

Why The Olympics Were Important

The Olympics were important because they honored the greek god Zeus.
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Zeus

The greek god of the sky and the ruler of the Olympian gods.

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How The Olympics Contribute To Society

All of the wars stopped so the Olympics can go on.

6 Interesting Facts

  1. The first Olympics only had a 210 yard foot race.
  2. Any free greek men could join.
  3. The athletes had to be young or young looking.
  4. Winners got olive branches and often became famous for winning.
  5. The Olympics stopped for awhile after Rome conquered Greece in 140 BCE.
  6. Today there are two Olympic games, Summer and Winter.