Friday, 29 July 2016

Ancient Olympic Games

The Olympics began over two and a half thousand years ago In ancient Greece. In those days Greece whose made up of several different states Including Athens, Sparta and Corinth and they were often at war with each other but when the games were on they held a truce. This great event was held at a place called Olympia and this Is why the games are called the Olympics.
They were held once every four years In honor of Zeus lord of all the Gods. Eventually the ancient Olympics were abolished by the Roman Emperor Theodosius the first who was a Christian who didn't like the games because they were dedicated to a pagan God. But the Olympics were always remembered as a symbol of human achievement and peace.


  1. I love ancient mythology! And this sounds totally amazing! the olympics never sounded better! Especially with all the detail you put into this piece of work! Isabel Hamilton east school

  2. I like your storie about the olimpics
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  3. I really enjoyed reading what you found out about the Olympics. I didn't know that the Olympics is over over two and a half thousand years old. I wonder why the Olympics happens every 4 years?. Jaskirat Hamilton East rm 11

  4. This fantastic that you found why they made the Olympics like about Zeus how its honor to him.Rm 11 Taonga