The Olympics Games are often just called the Olympics or the Games. The Olympics is an international sporting event with many events within it. It is divided into summer sporting events such as swimming, diving, weight lifting, track and field, and gymnastics, and winter sporting events such as skiing, speed skating, ice skating, and curling. The summer and winter games are held every four years. This is called an Olympiad. Until 1992, they took place in the same year; since then they have taken place two years apart. The Olympics are such an exciting sporting event that many people have special parties for Olympics. There are the modern Olympics today and there were the ancient Olympics that took place in ancient Greece. Therefore, there is much history for Olympics. Let’s look at some of the rich and interesting Olympic history. Let’s begin with the ancient Olympics.
The original Olympic Games took place in 776 BC in Olympia Greece. They were celebrated until 393 AD. Interest in reviving the Olympic Games was first shown by the Greek poet and newspaper editor Panagiotis Soutsos. In addition, there are various myths and legends surrounding the beginning of the ancient Olympic Games. The most popular legend describes Hercules as the creator of the ancient Olympic Games. It was also claimed that Hercules constructed the Olympic stadium and all of the surrounding buildings as a tribute to his father, Zeus, who had completed his twelve labors. Another ancient Olympic Games myth is that the bearing of the Olympic torch originated at the ancient Olympic Games. The ancient Games didn’t include either the torch or the symbol formed by the five colorful and interlocking rings. These Olympic symbols were introduced during the modern Olympic Games. Let’s talk a bit about the modern Olympic Games.
Today the Olympics are one of the largest media events in the world. Over three million people watched the Sydney Australia on television. Therefore, let’s hear it for Olympics in the future.