Ancient Greek Olympics The first Olympics were held in 776bc. They held chariot races and running races. The statue of Zeus is thirteen metres high and.

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<ul><li><p>Ancient Greek Olympics</p><p>The first Olympics were held in 776bc. They held chariot races and running races. The statue of Zeus is thirteen metres high and covered with ivory and gold. They put it there to honour Zeus. It would have been very hot and overcrowded, and the water supply was poor.</p><p>Pankration wrestling was an event held on the 4th day.</p></li><li><p>History of the modern Olympics </p><p>The ancient Greek Olympics grew and continued to be played every four years for nearly 1200 years. A roman emperor abolished the games because of their pagan influences. A Pagan influence is when someone doesn't believe in something.1500 years later a French man began their revival. </p></li><li><p>Beijing 2008This year Beijing in China held the Olympics. Lots of athletes attended the Olympics. Michael Phelps won eight gold medals in Swimming. </p></li><li><p>ParalympicsThe Paralympics are like the Olympics but for people that have disabilities. Sophie Christiansen</p></li><li><p>QuizWhen were the first Olympic games played?How many years apart are the games? Why did they build a statue of Zeus?This year, where were the Olympics? </p></li><li><p>Thank youI hope you learnt a lot more about the Olympics. Thanks for listening. </p></li></ul>

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