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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If you've more than had your fill of food at this point, the home of the ancient Olympic Games is just down the road from the the Olympian Village at Olympia.
Introductory displays cover athletics as it emerged from the ancient Olympic Games in 776 B.C.
A number of areas are available for exploration, including the Agora of Athens, the isle of Cephalonia, Ithaca, the birthplace of the legendary Odysseus, the Odeon of Athens, the Foloi oak forest, Olympia, the setting of the ancient Olympic games, as well as renditions of several ancient cities, including Naxos, Lesbos, Argolis, Pnyx, Phocis, Sparta and of course, Athens.
At the London School of Oriental and African Studies,Simon Rofe teaches a course on sport and diplomacy which begins with the premise that "at least since the era of the ancient Olympic Games, sporting competition has assisted human societies in mediating estrangements, resolving conflict and sublimating competitive urges".
At the London School of Oriental and African Studies, Simon Rofe teaches a course on sport and diplomacy which begins with the premise that "at least since the era of the ancient Olympic Games, sporting competition has assisted human societies in mediating estrangements, resolving conflict and sublimating competitive urges".
Cylon was a champion in a footrace known as the Diaulos in the ancient Olympic games around 640 BC.
In 1894 an international congress in Paris founded the International Olympic Committee to reinstate the ancient Olympic Games. Who led the committee?
According to historical records, the first ancient Olympic Games can be traced back to 776 BC.
The tradition of the truce, or ekecheiria, was to allow safe travel to and from the ancient Olympic Games. The Olympic Truce has by now been restarted, and around 180 nations have supported the 2016 truce, formulated in conjunction with the United Nations.
Whilst the ancient Olympic Games, which took place between 776BC and 393 AD, catered for male participants only, the first modern Olympics, beginning in 1896 would also cater for men only.
He covers a history of the ancient Greek world, Greek religion, the ancient Olympic games, Greek thought, Athenian society, Athenian democracy, Athenian drama, and Sparta.
A total of 26 athletes from eight countries (Greece, Spain, China, Finland, Italy, the Netherlands, Israel and Poland) had lined up on Friday at the starting point in a revival of the feat achieved by ancient Greeks several centuries ago, when they would run the same distance to take part in the ancient Olympic Games. (Cihan/Xinhua)

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