Olympian Games


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Olympian Games

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Noun1.Olympian Games - the ancient Panhellenic celebration at Olympia in honor of Zeus; held every 4 years beginning in 776 BC
agon - a festivity in ancient Greece at which competitors contended for prizes
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A The Olympian Games B A pancake race C The Flitch Trials D The World Conker Championship QUESTION 14 - for 14 points: Which of these countries has twice beaten England in World Twenty20 cricket tournaments?
The Wenlock Olympian Games will be held 12th & 13th July.
This is all thanks to local doctor and philanthropist William Penny Brookes who established the Wenlock Olympian Games in 1850 - the forerunner of the modern Olympics with which we are now so familiar.
In the 1860s, Liverpudlian John Hulley, as we never tire of saying, organised a series of Olympic Festivals in Liverpool and Llandudno - and Britain's first National Olympian Games, in London - 30 years before the first modern Olympiad, which took place in Athens in 1896.
The ancient Olympian Games were religious in nature, being dedicated to Zeus.
Ben Hatch's top five picks include an Olympian Trail from the Guildhall and Wenlock Tourist Information Centre in Much Wenlock, Shropshire, which provides visitors with an insight into Much Wenlock as an historic inspiration for the modern Olympic Games, which derives from the town's own Olympian games that began in 1850; watching seals at Blakeney Point, in Blakeney, Holt, Norfolk; visiting the National Space Centre in Leicester; touring Alnwick Castle in Alnwick, Northumberland; and Dolphin spotting at Chanonry Point, Fortrose, in Scotland.
The 12th day of the flame's relay around the UK saw it visit Much Wenlock in Shropshire, which began celebrating a precursor to the Modern Olympics called the Wenlock Olympian Games in 1850.
The Olympic Torch zigzagged its way down the Welsh border before heading east into Shropshire to Much Wenlock - where Dr William Penny Brookes established the Wenlock Olympian Games in 1850.
Wenlock, has been very much inspired by Shropshire, England, where in 1850, the Wenlock Olympian Society held its very first Olympian games.
Wenlock has been named after the Shropshire town of Much Wenlock, which hosted the first ever Olympian Games in 1850, an event which made a significant contribution to the rebirth of the modern Olympic Games in 1896.
Also from Carneddau, Martin Williams competed in the Wenlock Olympian Games Sprint Triathlon last Sunday and finishing 18th out of 100 in a time of 1.