Thursday, July 19, 2012

Ancient Olympics

Most greek boys favourite subject was learning how to fight. They all learnt at school where most other greek people learnt also. The boys were taught good.

They learnt because they wanted to be the most powerful country in the world. Greece was a very powerful country. They were the most powerful until the romans came and took over Greece.

The greek kids learnt how to fight at school. They were very good at fighting. They learnt different skills and what the weak spots are on other attackers.

Olympic Sybols Part 2

The Olympic games has a motto called Swifter Higher Stronger, and that well known saying helps encourage the athletes during the events. It makes them think of victory. They compare each athlete to another in a competition without understanding.

The torch of the olympics is only lit by sun rise only not by a match in Olympia ancient greece.they do it in memory of the origins of the olympics. It is carried by many people to get to the host city for the opening ceremony of the olympics. The torch is lit months before the ceremony starts.

At the beginning of the opening ceremony the torch lights the caldron. For the beginning of the olympics. Special people get asked to carry the torch all the way to London for this years olympics.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Olympic Symbols

Athletes from all around the world come to the Olympics. They come from 5 continents. Baron Pierre De Coubertin is the inventor of the interlocking rings and flags. The rings have every colour that is on every flag of every nation.  

The Rings a on the Olympic flag. Which is hoisted up the flagpole before all the events start.The olympic flag has the colours Blue, Black, Red, Yellow, Green. At the end of the Ceremony end the flag is lowered down which represents that the games a finished.