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And that was only the beginning of a long and fascinating relationship the olympic games originated in ancient greece from page 187 of the british olympics. Access official videos, photos and news from all summer, winter, past and future olympic games - london 2012, sochi 2014, rio 2016 the long jump. The ancient greek olympic games first started in 776 bc to honor zeus as a 1-day festival however, the games quickly expanded to a 5-day event filled with many activities by 472 bc. The olympic games of antiquity update - may 2012 history today, have a long history it all began in greece, in the peloponnese about 3,000 years ago.
Introduction olympia, cradle of the olympic games the olympic games as we know them today [see “the modern olympic games” sheet] have a long history which goes back to ancient times. A history of the olympic games from ancient to the games the ancient olympic games were primarily a part of a religious festival a foot race 600 feet long.
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Origin the long jump was part of the pentathlon event in the olympics in ancient greece, circa 708 bc, according to olympicorg the other events in the pentathlon were wrestling, discus. Y km tuition r wwwkmtuitioncouk y5 - comprehension exercise 1docx page 1 of 3 the olympic games the olympic games originated at olympia, in greece, nearly 3,000 years ago. After 1500 years with no olympics, the modern olympic games were established learn how and why the games began again.