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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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The inscriptions following will serve to illustrate the success attained in these Olympian games:
Part on the Plain, or in the Air sublime Upon the wing, or in swift race contend, As at th' Olympian Games or PYTHIAN fields; Part curb thir fierie Steeds, or shun the Goal With rapid wheels, or fronted Brigads form.
Volunteers have been quick to pledge their time after fears that the Wenlock Olympian Games may not continue in their present form.
But now ahead lay eight glorious days of walking, first to Wenlock Edge, whose Olympian Games dating back to 1850 are a forerunner of the Olympics and then on to attractive Church Stretton before crossing the Shropshire Hills to descend into Wales, near Welshpool and so beyond into the Snowdonia National Park.
He met with special Olympian Arish Ahmed who assailed in Special Olympian Games held in Brunei.
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.
Wenlock, has been very much inspired by Shropshire, England, where in 1850, the Wenlock Olympian Society held its very first Olympian games. Wenlock has five bracelets on his wrists,each taking a colour from the Olympic Ring.
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 1.15.01.
In response, Mercury announces that Jove wishes by renewing the Olympian games to honour the marriage of the royal couple.
A firm date is provided by Ode 5, an epinicion written to celebrate the victory of Hieron I, ruler of Syracuse, in the horse race at the Olympian games of 476 BC.
Homer composed his epics of the Trojan War about 850 B.C., and the first Olympian games were celebrated in 776 B.C.