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
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.
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
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
The myth about the Olympics game To celebrate the victory, He started the ancient Olympics game
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.
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)
Location of ancient Olympics Olympia 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 )
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
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.
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
Modern Olympics Open for all countries Started at 1896 The first modern Olympics game was also held in Greece
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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