The story of the Olympic Games, 776 B.C. to 1976

by John Kieran

Publisher: J.B. Lippincott in Philadelphia, Pa

Written in English
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Previous ed., 1973.

Statementby John Kieran, Arthur Daley, and Pat Jordan.
ContributionsDaley, Arthur., Jordan, Pat.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21368259M
ISBN 100397011687

Katakolon, Greece, is the site of the first Olympic Games, which took place in B.C. Passengers on a Mediterranean cruise have the chance to walk through ancient ruins of massive pillars and statues that recall a time of extravagant grandeur. Many athletic events taking place at today’s Summer and Winter Olympics have remained the same for thousands of years, including the decathlon. It is believed that these religious festivals eventually led to the famed Games of the Olympics. Although we do not know just when the Games were first played, the earliest recorded Olympic competition occurred in B.C. It had only one event, the one-stade (approximately foot or meter) race, which was won by a cook named Coroebus. Add to Book Bag Remove from Book Bag. Saved in: A brief history of the Olympic games / Bibliographic Details; Main Author: Young, David C. The later centuries of Olympia -- The origin and authenticity of the modern Olympic Games -- Appendix A: Chronology and schedule of the athletic circuit -- Appendix B: Technical note on discus and long.   Cheesecakes Were Served To Athletes At The First Olympic Games In BC To Give Them Energy. - OREKTIKO at am We may be .

  In his book, Dr. Miller reconstructs the scene at one of the Panhellenic games in B.C., the heyday of Greek organized athletics. For days . Olympic Games Squaw Valley/Rome. LECHENPERG, Harold, edited by. () United States Olympic Book. FLIEGNER, Frederick (editor). () An Illustrated History of the Olympics (games). Shaap, Richard. () Let The 94 Games Begin. Starkman Randy. () Sydney - The Games of the XXVII Olympiad - The Official Souvenir Book. BROWN. A definitive survey of the Olympic Games, from B.C. to A.D. Readers are introduced, with absorbing detail, to the games' events and their historical, social, and religious context. The authors also delineate the similarities and differences between ancient and modern games. 40 unnumbered plates of illustrations, 2 maps, 16 figures. The Olympic games began as athletic festivals to honor the Greek gods. The most important festival was held in the valley of Olympia to honor Zeus, the king of the gods. It was the festival that became the Olympic games in B.C. These games were ended in A.D. by the Roman emperor in Greece. No Olympic games were held for more than 1,

, Historical dictionary of the Olympic movement / John Grasso, Bill Mallon, and Jeroen Heijmans Rowman & Littlefield Lanham ; Boulder ; New York ; London Wikipedia Citation Please see Wikipedia's template documentation for further citation fields that may be required. Part I, on the ancient Olympic games, is the longer of the two. Nigel B. Crowther’s “The Ancient Olympic Games through the Centuries” introduces this section briskly. He observes that the traditional date of the first Olympic games, BC, is not as certain as we used to believe (p. 6), reminds readers that the modern idea of.

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One story states that it was a runner from Megara, Orsippos or Orrhippos who, in B.C. was the first to run naked in the stadion race when he lost his shorts in the race.

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King George I of Greece welcomed the crowd of ab spectators and athletes from 13 nations into the competition with, “I hereby proclaim the opening of the first International Olympic Games at Athens.” The first Olympic Games were held in the city of Elis in B.C.

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The Ancient Olympic Games B.C A.D. How did organized games start and what were they like. There were four kinds of games: (1) Informal contests: between soldiers as they trained or waited for battle, to pass time (2)Funeral games: well organized contests held by warriors after the funeral of a man killed in battle.

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