The Olympics. By: Mayson robert morris. Background.
By: Mayson robert morris
originally back in Olympia (greece)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
Moving to the legend, the ancient Olympic Games were originated by Heracles (the Roman Hercules(god)) which is apparently the son of Zeus. The first Olympic Games, luckily we still have written records that were held in 776 BCE (though it was probably believed that the Games had been going on for lots of years already). At this Olympic Games, a naked runner, Coroebus, won the single event at the Olympics, it was a run about 192 meters . This showed that Coroebus was the very first Olympic champion in history.
Mark Spitz- Mark Spitz is now a retired American swimmer and a major Olympic icon. He won about seven gold medals during the 1972 summer Olympic games located in Munich, Germany. He Held a record over 35 years until of course Michael Phelps broke it with 8 gold medals. Durin Spitz time he set more then thirty records
Fred Lorz - was a long distance runner best known for “winning” the marathon in the 1904 summer Olympic games. On his 9th mile, Lorz had no more energy to run so he hitched a ride in his trainers car for the next 11 miles. Unfortunately the car broke down, leaving Fred Lorz to the stadium on foot and managed to brake the tape and he was considered the winner. But he eventually admitted to the stunt and Thomas Hicks was named the real winner.