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  1. The Olympics By Callum Mccaughery

  2. What games are there in the Olympics • Wrestling, boxing, long jump, javelin, discus, relay, 800m, 300m, aquatics, wieght lifting, volley ball, archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, Canoe and Kayak, Cycling, Equestrian, Fencing, Football, gymnastics, judo, hockey, modern pentathon, rowing, sailing, shooting, handball, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, and triathlon. As you can see there is a range of different events at the olympics Football

  3. How the Olympics started • The first Olympic Games were in ancient Greece, the games were held every four years. They were abolished in the early Christian era. The very first Olympics also featured music, oratory, and theater performance. They were one of the ways ancient Greeks saluted the gods. The modern Olympics are more competitive and more athletic, but they still have friendly competition. Ancient games were held in honor of Zeus. The Greeks thought all wars would stop during the contests. • The first Olympics had only one athletic event, a foot race about 183 meters long. Only one race was held per day, and only men could compete. The 18th Olympics had MANY more sports; including running, jumping, spear (javelin) throwing, discus throwing, and wrestling. In the 23rd Olympics boxing was added. Many royal people started to compete for personal gain, especially in chariot races. People were starting to be glorified as gods. The Olympics ended because the roman emperor Theodosius I, thought that the people needed to worship the gods more and not worship people.

  4. The Torch • The torch travels across the world by running, under water or in the air. If you do not know what it is it is a long gold tube which was lit this year in Greece for the london Olympics. It was lit by the suns rays then took across the world to England and will be in southport on 1st june 2012.

  5. How was the torch lit • The torch is lit by using a special mirror and the suns beams to create heat to light the torch.

  6. thank you for • watching • by Callum Mccaughery