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The Olympic games

Moses I. Finley

The Olympic games

the first thousand years [by] M.I. Finley, H.W. Pleket.

by Moses I. Finley

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Published by Chatto and Windus in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Olympic games (Ancient)

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    ContributionsPleket, Henry Willy, 1930- jt. author
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 138 p. ill. (some col.) ;
    Number of Pages138
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20912898M

    The flag of the current host country. This period was a low point for the Olympic Movement. The first modern Olympics took place in in Athens, and featured participants from 13 nations, competing in 43 events. With the Games that took place in London, the British capital holds the distinction of hosting the modern Olympics Games three times, more than any other city. Devised by John Hulley and Charles Melly, these games were the first to be wholly amateur in nature and international in outlook, although only 'gentlemen amateurs' could compete.

    Legend has it that Heracles the Roman Herculesson of Zeus and the mortal woman Alcmene, founded the Games, which by the end of the 6th century B. The Olympic Games, like almost all Greek games, were an intrinsic part of a religious festival. Each city is analyzed by an evaluation group. Today, while sponsor dollars still pour in, mounting global criticism is undercutting some of the glamour of the Games.

    This was due to the use of satellites to broadcast live television worldwide inand the introduction of colour television in Mewis doubled the lead in the 14th with a finish off Rapinoe's corner kick. Olympia then began to crumble. Louis during the Summer Olympics After the success of the Games, the Olympics entered a period of stagnation that threatened their survival.


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Women were forbidden, on penalty of death, even to see the Games. We do know, however, that the Games were a direct outgrowth of the values and beliefs of Greek society. At first, the Games were strictly for Greek citizens. Germany, Australia, France, and Greece are the other nations to have hosted the The Olympic games book Olympics twice.

Her life was spared because of the special circumstances and the fact that her father and brothers had been Olympians. The Greeks idealized physical fitness and mental discipline, and they believed that excellence in those areas honored Zeus, the greatest of all their gods.

Olympia then began to crumble. During the Summer Olympicswhich was hosted in The Olympic games book, Greece. Athletic competition became so important to the Greeks that the Olympic festivals were a peaceful influence on the warlike city-states. In men's football socceronly three professional players over the age of 23 are eligible to participate per team in the Olympic tournament.

But the greater difficulty is that a thorough Olympic history must also be something of a world history, with tentacles sprawling far beyond the Games themselves. It is based largely on news accounts, academic journals and the official reports of the Games, all presented with the appropriate whiff of skepticism.

This positive effect begins in the years leading up to the Games and might persist for several years afterwards, although not permanently. Only two cities put themselves forward to host the Winter Games. However, it is commonly believed that even with out-of-competition testing, the drugs and masking agents available to athletes is far ahead of the tests used to detect these substances.

Of course, we cannot leave out the incredibly talented artist Leroy Neiman, who was the official painter of five Olympiads. Greece is traditionally the first nation to enter in order to honor the origins of the Olympics. Though it has potential for political controversies due to its rapid modernization and its communist state-Beijing, China was selected for the Summer Games.

During the cycling road race, Danish cyclist Knud Enemark Jensen fell from his bicycle and later died.

Official reports of the Summer Games

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One very scarce account of the Olympic The Olympic games book is a rare book entitled The XIth Olympic Games Berlin, Official Report. Results book: Rio / Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio in Summer Olympic Games. Organizing Committee. 31,Rio de Janeiro.

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