A Brief History of the Olympics Miss Wight
Olympia, Greece <ul><li>First settled during the 3 rd  millennium BC. </li></ul><ul><li>776 BC. is said to be the year of ...
Ancient Olympic Games <ul><li>Slaves and women were not permitted to watch. </li></ul><ul><li>A competitor had to be a fre...
The Games <ul><li>Diaulos : two-stade race (400 meters) </li></ul><ul><li>Dolichos : about 5 km. </li></ul><ul><li>Hoplito...
Honor of the Olympics <ul><li>The award ceremony took place on the last day of the Olympic Games. </li></ul><ul><li>The he...
Olympic Art <ul><li>Sculptors, poets, and other artisans displayed their works at the games. </li></ul><ul><li>Poets were ...
Karl Hein <ul><li>Carpenter </li></ul><ul><li>German Athlete </li></ul><ul><li>Gold medalist in the hammer throw during th...
James Cleveland “Jesse” Owens <ul><li>Attended Ohio State University and was known as the “Buckeye Bullet.” </li></ul><ul>...
Wilma Rudolph <ul><li>Tutored at home because she was crippled until the age of 12. </li></ul><ul><li>Played basketball in...
Norma Enriqueta Basillo <ul><li>Mexican Athlete </li></ul><ul><li>Considered the best female athlete of her time. </li></u...
Jackie Joyner <ul><li>American Athlete </li></ul><ul><li>Attended University of California at Los Angeles. </li></ul><ul><...
Bibliography Please contact me for a list of my resources. [email_address]
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A Brief History Of The Olympics

  1. 1. A Brief History of the Olympics Miss Wight
  2. 2. Olympia, Greece <ul><li>First settled during the 3 rd millennium BC. </li></ul><ul><li>776 BC. is said to be the year of the first Olympic games. </li></ul><ul><li>The first Olympic games were held in honor of the Greek God, Zeus. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Ancient Olympic Games <ul><li>Slaves and women were not permitted to watch. </li></ul><ul><li>A competitor had to be a free, unpunished Greek. </li></ul><ul><li>Competitors did not win money, but were given great honor. </li></ul><ul><li>If caught cheating, the competitor had to commission a statue of Zeus. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Games <ul><li>Diaulos : two-stade race (400 meters) </li></ul><ul><li>Dolichos : about 5 km. </li></ul><ul><li>Hoplitodromos : running in full or partial armor. </li></ul><ul><li>Pygme : boxing </li></ul><ul><li>Pale : wrestling </li></ul><ul><li>Pankration : full-contact fighting </li></ul><ul><li>Chariot Racing </li></ul><ul><li>Pentathalon: wrestling, long jump, javelin throw, and discus throw. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Honor of the Olympics <ul><li>The award ceremony took place on the last day of the Olympic Games. </li></ul><ul><li>The herald announced the name of the winner, his father’s name, and homeland. </li></ul><ul><li>Each winner received an olive wreath. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Olympic Art <ul><li>Sculptors, poets, and other artisans displayed their works at the games. </li></ul><ul><li>Poets were commissioned to write prose in honor of winners. </li></ul><ul><li>Sculptors created works that highlighted natural human movement. </li></ul><ul><li>The Olympics became an artistic competition. </li></ul>Myron’s Discbolus
  7. 7. Karl Hein <ul><li>Carpenter </li></ul><ul><li>German Athlete </li></ul><ul><li>Gold medalist in the hammer throw during the 1936 Summer Olympics (Berlin, Germany). </li></ul><ul><li>Broke a world record in hammer throwing that was then held for 24 years. </li></ul>
  8. 8. James Cleveland “Jesse” Owens <ul><li>Attended Ohio State University and was known as the “Buckeye Bullet.” </li></ul><ul><li>American Track and Field Athlete </li></ul><ul><li>Participated in the 1936 Summer Olympics (Berlin, Germany). </li></ul><ul><li>Achieved International Fame by winning four gold medals. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Wilma Rudolph <ul><li>Tutored at home because she was crippled until the age of 12. </li></ul><ul><li>Played basketball in high school. </li></ul><ul><li>Participated in track and field events at Tennessee State University. </li></ul><ul><li>Was the first woman to win three Olympic gold medals at the 1960 Summer Olympics (Rome, Italy). </li></ul>
  10. 10. Norma Enriqueta Basillo <ul><li>Mexican Athlete </li></ul><ul><li>Considered the best female athlete of her time. </li></ul><ul><li>First woman to ever light the Olympic Cauldron. </li></ul><ul><li>Participated in the 1968 Summer Olympics (Mexico City, Mexico). </li></ul>
  11. 11. Jackie Joyner <ul><li>American Athlete </li></ul><ul><li>Attended University of California at Los Angeles. </li></ul><ul><li>Ranked among the all-time greatest athletes in the women's heptathlon and long jump. </li></ul><ul><li>Won a total of three gold, one silver, and two bronze Olympic medals. </li></ul><ul><li>Competed in the 1984, 1988, 1992, and 1996 Summer Olympics. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Bibliography Please contact me for a list of my resources. [email_address]
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