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Ancient Greek Olympic

The son of Zeus started a sporting festival in honor of his father in 776 B.C. and nowadays these are known as the ancient Greek Olympic Games. These games took place near Mt Olympus which was where the Greek gods resided and ruled over their people in Greek mythology. Free men from Greece were allowed to come and show their athletic abilities in the ancient Greek Olympic Games that were observed by all the Greek gods, goddesses and other high powered individuals of the times. During the ancient Greek Olympic times there were only a few different events that were based in sports like running, wrestling, boxing, and racing. There were also daily feasts and toasts to the Gods and the ancient Greek people loved this celebration that happened only once every four years.

The men of Greece were very full of pride and passion and they would give everything to be able to win in the ancient Greek Olympic Games, there were also men that got caught cheating and they had many methods of catching the cheaters as well. If you visit modern day Greece you can still see where the ancient games were thought to be held. There have been some great movies made about this period in time and about some of the games and traditions that were celebrated back in these times of Ancient Greece. Nowadays the Olympics are just an international sporting event but back in their times this was an extremely religious time and celebration. The modern Olympics are just a continuum of the original ancient Olympics and are still as popular as they ever were. The Olympics were just important for different reasons back in the times of the ancient Greeks but they are still important for worldwide peace in the modern day and it is a time when many nations can celebrate their sports together.