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  • 1. Sport culture in Greece
    • The origin of Olympics games
    • 2. Held by every four years
    • 3. Ancient Olympics games and modern Olympics games
  • The real religion of Greece
    The worship of health, beauty and strength.
    Healthy body is the best thing for man
    Nature beauty comes to the second best
    The third is to enjoy wealth gotten without fraud
    Lastly , to be in youth’s bloom among friends
  • 4. The real region of Greece
    Because of the “real region” of Greece,
    Men and boys are enthusiastic with sport
    Greek youth were trained in wrestling school in ancient time no matter they had to attend the Olympic games or not.
  • 5. The myth about the Olympics game
    Who is Zeus?
    Zeus is one of the sons of Cronus(The one who has the highest authority over the universe)
    When Zeus had grown up, he fought with his father
  • 6. The myth about the Olympics game
    Zeus’s brothers and sisters also joined him to fought with Cronus
    It was a furious war which lasted for 10 years
    Eventually, Zeus got the victory
    Gain the control over the universe
  • 7. The myth about the Olympics game
    To celebrate the victory,
    He started the ancient
    Olympics game
  • 8. Original aims of Ancient Olympics games
    To worship Zeus
    -Zeus is the king of the gods
    -so people have to respect Zeus,
    -also, people believed that the Olympics games was started by Zeus.
  • 9. Original aims of Ancient Olympics games
    To prepare the athletics for the wars
    -they are selected by local and municipal elimination trials .-the athletics received some intensive training
    -the cities of Greece would provide the highest stimulus.
    One of the most famous training centre : the palaestra(wrestling school)
  • 10. Location of ancient Olympics
    It is a place for worshiping gods
    So it is a good place for the ancient Greeks to honored their god
    It is a convenient location ( near the sea )
  • 11. Ancient Olympics
    The first Olympics game was held in 776 B.C
    An international truce among the Greeks was declared for the month before the Olympics
    Enable athletes to travel from their countries to Olympia in safety
  • 12. Ancient Olympics
    no cheating or irregularities
    since the aims of ancients Olympic games is used to worship Zeus
    cheating is an action which is considered as disrespectful to Zeus.
  • 13. Ancient Olympics
    Each winner bound a woolen fillet about his head.
    The judges also placed a crown of wild olive
    It is a great honor and adored by most people
    Ancient Olympics was abolish by Roman emperor Theodosius I in 393AD.
    Theodosius I was a Christian, so the worship of Zeus is a kind of pagan influences
  • 14. Modern Olympics
    Open for all countries
    Started at 1896
    The first modern Olympics game was also held in Greece
  • 15. The impact on tourism industry
    Unique sport culture
    Since the ancient Olympics began, people start to notice this country
    When we think of sport tourism, we always think about Greece.
    Water sports is famous in Greece
    Various sport event have been organized in Greecee.g. Olympics 2004
  • 16. The impact on tourism industry
    Because of the Olympics 2004,
    Many sport facilities, stadiums and training centres was built which fulfill the international standard.
    -in 2004,30 more facilities are built(provide many opportunities for local people and visitors to have sport)
    So, Greece is a good place for sport tourism
    Attract more tourists to have sport and leisure
    Boost the tourism sector
  • 17. The impact on hospitality industry
    many hotel in Greece will provide sport facilities for their customers
    Since there are many tourists who come to watch the sport events and have sport and leisure
    There are many resort hotel.
  • 18. The impact on society
    Because of the Olympics 2004 together with the promotion of sport tourism,
    Make continuous improvement on infrastructures
    More convenient for the people to travel around Greece with well-established travel network.
    Increase in productivity of the society
  • 19. The impact on service industry
    Since many international sport events have been organized in Greece,
    The service staff have gain much experience on serving people from various countries(athletes and visitors)
    So there are many opportunities for them to know more about different cultures and make improvement on service quality.
  • 20. The impact on individual
    many people in Greece are enthusiastic with sport due to the unique sport culture.
    Many sport facilities in Greece, so it is convenient for people to have sport
    More healthy, energetic
    Increase in productivity
  • 21. reference
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    Greek National Tourism Organization. (n.d.). Retrieved 10 30, 2009, from Greece-the true experience:
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