OLYMPIC GAMES SPIROS KASIMATIS ARMABEY PROJECT 2014. OLYMPIC GAMES.
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OLYMPIC GAMES • The Olympic Games are a multi-sport event held every four years. The origin of Olympic Games is Ancient Greece. Games of the Olympiad, also known as the Summer Olympics, committed every four years from 1896 onwards, with the exception of the years during World War. In 1924 started the Special Olympics and the Winter Olympics. Since 1994 the winter games are not anymore the same year as the Summer Olympics.
Ancient Olympics • The first recorded Ancient Olympic Games were in 776BC. They lasted for approximately 1000 years. Then in 394AD they were banned by the Roman Emperor, Theodosius. He forbade any pagan festivals, which included the Olympic Games. • The Games were held in Olympia. A village in a sacred fertile valley, approximately 500km south west of Mount Olympus, after which it is named. Originally, organised as a religious, sporting and cultural festival, the Ancient Olympic Games were held in honour of Zeus, the father of the gods. • The Ancient Greeks believed that both the body and mind needed discipline. They believed that those who practiced this discipline could best honour Zeus. The perfect human would come from a “marriage of mind and muscle”. • The name “Olympic” is derived from Mount Olympus, the home of the Greek gods. The Games of Olympia were held in honour of Zeus. They were held every four years. This time span has become known as an Olympiad. Only Greek citizens were allowed to compete. For centuries Greece was divided into independent states. These states were often at war with one another. However, during the Olympic festival there was a guaranteed official truce, called the Ekecheiria. This allowed athletes to travel safely from their cities, across the Greek Empire, to take part in the Games. A violation of this truce was punishable by death. And yes they had to compete naked!!!!
Ancient Olympics • Since 776 BC and after the Games slowly became more important throughout ancient Greece, reaching their peak during the fifth and sixth century BC The Olympics also had religious significance since in honor of the god Zeus, whose huge statue stood at Olympia. The number of competitions was twenty and the celebration was held in the course of a few days. The race winners were admired and became immortal through poems and statues. The prize for the winners was a crown of olive branches.
Modern Olympic Games • THE BIRTH OF THE NEW GAMES • It was Baron Pierre de Coubertin of France who dreamt up this ambitious project. Drawing inspiration from the ancient Olympic Games, plus from Much Wenlock! Coubertin decided to create the modern Olympics and founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894 in Paris. This new committee set itself the objective of organising the first modern games. • The first modern Olympic Games in 1896 featured many references to the original Greek Games • They were held in Athens as a reminder that the Olympic Games originated in Greece.
The Olympic Games • De Coubertin liked the way that sport was organised in Britain and visited lots of events including the Henley Regatta – this combined with the discovery of the ruins of the original stadium in Olympia gave him the push to start the Olympics. • He believed that the games would promote world peace and harmony as seen in his quote which is still displayed on the scoreboards at each games. • “The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part. Just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle” The IOC which was originally chosen by the Baron is now huge and has representatives from all the countries who take part. They decide where the games will take part and chose the city 6 years before the event. • At first not many cities wanted the ‘honour’ as the games are extremely expensive and usually made a loss. This changed after 1984 when because of marketing and sponsorship the games resulted in a ‘surplus’ • It now costs nearly as much to make a bid as host the games!
The Olympic Games • Rings, motto and flame —Transmitting the values of Olympism through symbols : universality, excellence, peace and openness to others. • The Rings • Five interlacing rings to illustrate the universality of the Olympic Movement and the Olympic Games — Rings and flag proposed by Pierre de Coubertin in 1914 — Presence of the rings and flag at the Olympic Games — Symbol recognised all over the world. • Rings represent the five continents and the colours are in every flag in the world.
The Olympic Games • The Motto • The Olympic motto is made up of three Latin words : • Which means : • FASTER — HIGHER — STRONGER • The Flame • Link between the Games of antiquity and the modern Games — Message of peace and friendship — Lighting of the flame and organisation of the relay.
Sports of Olympic Games • SUMMER • Archery • Athletics • Badminton • Basketball • Beach Volleyball • Boxing • Canoe Slalom • Canoe Sprint • Cycling BMX • Cycling Mountain Bike • Cycling Road • Cycling Track • Diving • Equestrian / Dressage • Equestrian / Eventing • Equestrian / Jumping • Fencing • Football • Golf • Gymnastics Artistic • Wrestling Greco-Roman
Sports of Olympic Games • Handball • Hockey • Judo • Modern Pentathlon • Rowing • Rugby • Sailing • Shooting • Swimming • Synchronized Swimming • Table Tennis • Taekwondo • Tennis • Trampoline • Triathlon • Volleyball • Water Polo • Weightlifting • Wrestling Freestyle Gymnastics Rhythmic
Sports of Olympic Games • WINTER • Alpine Skiing • Biathlon • Bobsleigh • Cross Country Skiing • Curling • Figure skating • Freestyle Skiing • Ice Hockey • Luge • Nordic Combined • Short Track Speed Skating • Skeleton • Ski Jumping • Snowboard • Speed skating
OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALISTS FOR GREECE • NIKOS ANDRIAKOPOULOS IOANNIS MALOKINIS • SOFIA BEKATOROY IOANNIS MELISSANIDIS • THOMAS BIMIS IOANNIS MITROPOULOS • FANI CHALKIA MICHAIL MOYROYTSOS • PYRROS DIMAS STELIOS MYGIAKIS • ODYSSEUS ESKITZOGLOU GEORGIOS ORPHANIDIS • IOANNIS FRANGOUDIS VOYLA PATOYLIDOY • NIKOS GEORGANTAS LEONIDAS PYRGOS • IOANNIS GEORGIADIS NIKOS SIRANIDIS • ILIAS ILIADIS ATHANASIA TSOUMELEKA • NIKOS KAKLAMANAKIS • PERIKLES KAKOUSIS • PANTELIS KARASEVDAS • KONSTANTINOS KENTERIS • ARISTIDIS KONSTANTINIDIS • SPYROS LUIS
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OLYMPIC GAMES-THE END • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9gxXNGSn7s • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-iM4JGo7P0 • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHBUcrumWtA