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New English Treasure/Projects In this presentation, you will learn about: 1 Differences between the ancient and modern Olympics. 2 The history of some Olympic traditions. 3 The Olympics in the world today. Let the Games begin! Oxford University Press New English Treasure/Projects

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In this presentation, you will learn about:

1Differences between the ancient and modern Olympics.

2The history of some Olympic traditions.

3The Olympics in the world today.

Let the Games begin!

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Cultures of the world

The Olympics

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THE OLYMPIC GAMES

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The Olympic Games

• The ancient Olympic Games.

• The modern Olympic Games.

• Olympic traditions.

• Olympic events.

• What have we learned from the Olympics?

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The ancient Olympic Games

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The ancient Olympic Games

•The Olympic Games were held at Olympia in ancient Greece.

GREECE

That is why they were called ‘Olympic’.

Olympia

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The ancient Olympic Games

• The Olympic Games were held at Olympia in ancient Greece.

•They were part of a religious festival to worship the god Zeus.

The statue of Zeus at Olympia was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

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The ancient Olympic Games

• The Olympic Games were held at Olympia in ancient Greece.

• They were part of a religious festival to worship the god Zeus.

•The first Games were held in 776 BC.

There was just one event, a race of one stadium length (about 192 m).

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The ancient Olympic Games

• The ancient Olympic Games were held to worship the god Zeus.

• They took place every four years at Olympia, in ancient Greece.

•The first Games were held in 776 BC.

•The last Games were in AD 394.

Later, much of Olympia was destroyed by an earthquake.

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Learn more about the ancient Olympics

Powerhouse Museum: ancient Greek Olympics

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Learn more about the ancient Olympics

The ancient Olympic Games virtual museum

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Learn more about the ancient Olympics

The real story of the ancient Olympic Games

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