TheOlympicGames
•The Olympics began 2,700 years agoin ancient Greece, in a town calledOlympia.•The games were part of a religiousfestival.
Can you  findGreece?
• The gameshonoured Zeus,the king of theGreek gods.• They werestaged every fouryears and peoplefrom all over thecountry ca...
• To begin with,the only event inthe Olympicswas a shortsprint.• Soon, theGreeks thoughtof new sportingevents.• Some of th...
Wrestling
Boxing
Discus
Javelin
Long Jump
Chariot Racing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpoKdPNM10M
• Only men, boys andunmarried girls wereallowed to take partin the Olympicgames.• Married womenwere not allowed totake par...
• After the fallof the Greekempire, theOlympic gameswere forgotten
• In 1894 theInternational OlympicCommitee was founded.• The Olympic gameswould be held every fouryears, just like inAncie...
• Athletes from all over the world, frommany different countries compete in theOlympics.
• Olympicwinners getmedals.• Gold for 1stplace• Silver for2nd place and,• Bronze for3rd place.
• As well as the Olympics, there arealso the Paralympics.• These games are for disabledpeople.
• Unlike Ancient Greece, women areallowed to compete in the Olympicgames.
• Today thereare hundreds ofdifferent eventsat the Olympics...
Badminton
Hockey
Gymnastic
Judo
Rowing
Swimming
• The lastOlympicgames wereheld inBeijing, inChina, in2008.• This is thestadium inBeijing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsDY1Ha83M8
• Next year, in2012, theOlympic gameswill be held inLondon in
Old and NewOlympic Games
Old and NewOlympic Games
Old and NewOlympic Games
Old and NewOlympic Games
Old and NewOlympic Games
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  1. 1. TheOlympicGames
  2. 2. •The Olympics began 2,700 years agoin ancient Greece, in a town calledOlympia.•The games were part of a religiousfestival.
  3. 3. Can you findGreece?
  4. 4. • The gameshonoured Zeus,the king of theGreek gods.• They werestaged every fouryears and peoplefrom all over thecountry came andwatched and tookpart.
  5. 5. • To begin with,the only event inthe Olympicswas a shortsprint.• Soon, theGreeks thoughtof new sportingevents.• Some of theseevents
  6. 6. Wrestling
  7. 7. Boxing
  8. 8. Discus
  9. 9. Javelin
  10. 10. Long Jump
  11. 11. Chariot Racing
  12. 12. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpoKdPNM10M
  13. 13. • Only men, boys andunmarried girls wereallowed to take partin the Olympicgames.• Married womenwere not allowed totake part.• Any women foundtrying to compete
  14. 14. • After the fallof the Greekempire, theOlympic gameswere forgotten
  15. 15. • In 1894 theInternational OlympicCommitee was founded.• The Olympic gameswould be held every fouryears, just like inAncient Greece.
  16. 16. • Athletes from all over the world, frommany different countries compete in theOlympics.
  17. 17. • Olympicwinners getmedals.• Gold for 1stplace• Silver for2nd place and,• Bronze for3rd place.
  18. 18. • As well as the Olympics, there arealso the Paralympics.• These games are for disabledpeople.
  19. 19. • Unlike Ancient Greece, women areallowed to compete in the Olympicgames.
  20. 20. • Today thereare hundreds ofdifferent eventsat the Olympics...
  21. 21. Badminton
  22. 22. Hockey
  23. 23. Gymnastic
  24. 24. Judo
  25. 25. Rowing
  26. 26. Swimming
  27. 27. • The lastOlympicgames wereheld inBeijing, inChina, in2008.• This is thestadium inBeijing.
  28. 28. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsDY1Ha83M8
  29. 29. • Next year, in2012, theOlympic gameswill be held inLondon in

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