Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Pierre de Coubertin

Pierre de Coubertin


After a gap of  hundreds of years the Olympics  returned to Athens in 1896.The reason behind the recreation of the Olympics was because of one man  Pierre de Coubertin. He admired the Greek ideas of  fitness and sporty communities of most different competitiveness and  he had  hopped that the modern olympics will bring countries closer  together.

Friday, 26 August 2016

Ben Johnson and Carl Lewis

1.At the start Ben Johnson had huge muscles. He was competing in the Olympics 100m sprint. Ben Johnson was from Canada.

2.All eyes were on two men because no one wanted to  watched the people  that running   they just wanted to watch Ben Johnson and Carl Lewis because they were so far ahead.Ben Johnson broke the world record.he was competing in Olympics.


Ben  Johnson didn't get the gold medal because he used drugs so the president took it off Ben Jhonson and gave it to Carl Lewis. They tasted the urine in a little cup.Carl Lewis came 1st in the 100 sprint because he didn’t use drugs.

Friday, 19 August 2016


With great joy the Greeks defeated the Persians in Marathon. Pheidippides went to Athens to tell them that they had won the war.
Over rocky mountains Pheidippides was feeling hot and tired. had to run Pheidippides 42km to share the good news to Athens that they won.  
Joy we won shouted Pheidippides as he  fell over and died.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

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.