THE HISTORY ANDTHE COLORS OFTHE OLYMPICSGAMES By: Nuria Fonts Castaño And Heidy Ramirez Espinosa
Introduction: Originally started in ancient Greece, were recovered by Baron de Coubertin in the late nineteenth century. The first games of the modern era were held in Athens in 1896. Today we celebrate the Summer Olympics every four years in the years. And the Winter Olympics are every four years
The Olympic Games of antiquity, called with the name Olympic tobe held in the city of Olympia, were religious festivals, cultural and sporting events held in ancient Greece (776 BC - 392 AD). in honor of the gods over. Athletes participating in them, they had to becitizens and men, and trained for years to gyms.
There are many legends about the origins of the ancient Olympic Games. One associates the first Games with the concept of ancient Greece (ekecheiria) or Olympic Truce. T he start date of the same calendar as a reference Hellenic and that was considered in 776 BC, although the views of some scholars place it among the year 884 BC and 704 BC.
Since then the Games quickly took greater significance in ancient Greece, reaching their maximum splendor in the fifth and sixth centuries BC. The Olympics had a fundamentally religious importance, contests alternating with sacrifices and cerem onies in honor of Zeus (the statue that stood majestically in Olympia) and pelops, divine hero and mythical king of Olympia famous for its legendary chariot race and honor which were held. The number of events increased to twenty, and the celebrations lasted for several days. The first competitions were based on race walking, and were later introduced to the fight, the pentathlon, test various events including Javelin, discus throw and long jump; the Pancraci, racing cars, and various art competitions such as music, poetry and dance.
In Olympia we came to celebrate 293 Olympic Games, until the Emperor Theodosius I abolished them in 393 AD, considering thema pagan religious ceremony.
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