Friday, 29 July 2016

Olympic history

Did you know about the ancient olympic games?

The Ancient Olympic games were held in Olympia,Greece. They started in 776 BC there was only one event, the 200 yard dash.

Back in the ancient men were only allowed to attend and compete in the olympic games. The games are held every four years and the men competing were nude.Nude means they played naked.

In 391 AD Rome invaded Greece. Two years later the olympic games were abolished. In 1896 a Frenchman re-started the olympic games in athen Greece. Women competed for the first time at the 1900 games in paris. Of a total of 997 athletes, 22 women played five sports.

This year the olympic games are being held in Rio Brazil. I hope New Zealand win this year.

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