By Holly Hardstaff. The Ancient Greek Olympics The first ever recorded Olympics was held about 3000 years ago. Only men were allowed to participate in

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<ul><li> Slide 1 </li> <li> By Holly Hardstaff </li> <li> Slide 2 </li> <li> The Ancient Greek Olympics The first ever recorded Olympics was held about 3000 years ago. Only men were allowed to participate in the Olympics. Now we get medals but then, they got garlands The sports were Chariot racing, Boxing, Discus, Javelin, Running, Wrestling, Riding and Pentathlon. </li> <li> Slide 3 </li> <li> History of the modern Olympics Try this web site http://www.42 explore2.com /olympics.htm The modern Olympic Games began in 1896 when organizers liked the way the Ancient Greeks held there Olympics, so they made a new type of Olympics to encourage world peace and friendship and to promote healthy sporting competition for the youth of the world. The Olympic Games are the world's most important international athletic competition. The Olympics bring together thousands of the finest athletes to compete against one another in a variety of individual and team sports. </li> <li> Slide 4 </li> <li> Beijing Olympics 2008 This years Olympics was held in Beijing. Now there are a lot more sports in the Olympics because people want to make it more interesting. The Olympics last about 2 weeks Beijing is the capital of China </li> <li> Slide 5 </li> <li> Swimming 2008 This year people got really exited because Rebecca Addlington won Britons first gold medal in 80 years on the 400 metres freestyle Michel Phelps won 8 gold medals in swimming this year Michel Phelps Rebecca Addington </li> <li> Slide 6 </li> <li> I hope you have learned something new, and liked my power point </li> </ul>