Wednesday, 31 August 2016

The First Olympic Games

The Olympics of 1896 in Athens in Greece had fourteen countries taking part, with most of the athletes
from Greece.This first modern Olympics was the largest meeting of international competitors that had ever  occurred.The next Olympics held in Paris four years later,was the first to allow women competitors,this time The Olympics were part of a much bigger event and lasted  several


Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Jerahd Olympic flame

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The Ancient Greeks started the tradition of having an Olympic flame. In Olympia, a sacred flame is lit by the sun's rays and stays alight until the games have ended. The flame symbolized a request for protection from Zeus, and the athletes’ struggles for victory.

The modern flame symbolizes the light of the spirit, knowledge and life. To this day the torch is still lit in Olympia, in Greece, then carried by a relay team passing runner to runner until it reaches the host-city of the games. There the cauldron will be lit and stay alight until the closing ceremony.