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Sport Culture In Greece


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Sport Culture In Greece

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