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COMPARING MODERN and ANCIENT OLYMPIC. When were they first held ?. Ancient Olympics. Modern Olympics. 776 BC. 1896 AD. How often are they held ?. Ancient Olympics. Modern Olympics. Every 4 years old. Every 4 years old.

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when were they first held
Whenweretheyfirstheld ?

AncientOlympics

Modern Olympics

  • 776 BC
  • 1896 AD
how often are they held
Howoftenaretheyheld ?

AncientOlympics

Modern Olympics

  • Every 4 yearsold
  • Every 4 yearsold
how long do they last
Howlong do theylast ?

AncientOlympics

Modern Olympics

  • 5 Days
  • 2 Weeks
where are they held
Wherearetheyheld ?

AncientOlympics

Modern Olympics

  • Olympia in Greece
  • London in 2012
why are they held
Whyaretheyheld ?

AncientOlympics

Modern Olympics

  • Tocelebratethegod Zeus
  • Tocelebratethebestathletes in theworld
what about wars
Whataboutwars ?

AncientOlympics

Modern Olympics

  • Allwarsmust stop duringthecontest
  • No Olympicsheldduring WWI (1916) and WWII(1940 and 1944)
who can compete
Who can compete ?

AncientOlympics

Modern Olympics

  • Anymanwhowas a citizen in theGreekworld.
  • Anyonewhoqualifiesand is a citizen of theircountry.
what other olympics are held
WhatotherOlympicsareheld ?

AncientOlympics

Modern Olympics

  • The ‘Hereia’ Olympicsforwowen – tothegoddessHera
  • The Para Olympicsfordisabledathletes. TheWinterOlympics.
who can be a spectator
Who can be a spectator ?

AncientOlympics

Modern Olympics

  • Anymanwhowas a citizen in theGreekworld.
  • Anyone.
what s the sporting arena like
What’sthesporting arena like ?

AncientOlympics

Modern Olympics

  • Specialbuildinswerebuilt. The arena wasone ‘stadion’ i.e. 190m long.

Specialstadiumsarebuilt.

what to the athletes wear
Whattotheathleteswear ?

AncientOlympics

Modern Olympics

  • Athleteswerenaked. Theyrubbedoilontotheirbodies
  • Sports kit.
how many sports are there
Howmanysportsarethere ?

AncientOlympics

Modern Olympics

  • Running, wrestling , pentathlon , chariotandhoreracing.
  • 400 eventscovering 26 sports.
how are torches part of the events
Howaretorchespart of theevents ?

AncientOlympics

Modern Olympics

  • Intherelayrace. Flamingtorcheswerepassedfromonerunnertothenext. Thelastrunner of thewinningteamlit a fire on an altar.
  • RunnerstaketheflamingtorchfromwheretheOlympicswerelatheldtonewstadium.TheOlympicsflame is lit in theopeningceremony.
what prizes are there
Whatprizesarethere ?

AncientOlympics

Modern Olympics

  • Thewinnerreceived a laurelwreathcrown.
  • Gold, silverandbronzemedals.