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Ancient Olympia in Greece, Home of the Original Olympic Games
 
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Olympia is a town and UNESCO World Heritage Site in Peloponnese, Greece. This was the site of the original Olympic Games from 776 BC. The Olympic Games were held every four years throughout Classical Antiquity, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. The first Olympic Games were in honor of Zeus. The flame for each modern Olympic Games is still lit in the town, by a reflection of sunlight in a parabolic mirror, and carried by torch to the place where the games are to be held. The sanctuary, known as the Altis, consists of an unordered arrangement of various buildings. Enclosed within the temenos (sacred enclosure) are the Temple of Hera and Temple of Zeus, the Pelopion and the area of the altar, where the sacrifices were made. The hippodrome and later stadium were also to the east. To the north of the sanctuary can be found the Prytaneion and the Philippeion, as well as the array of treasuries representing the various city states. The Metroon lies to the south of these treasuries, with the Echo Stoa to the East. Olympia is also known for the gigantic ivory and gold statue of Zeus that used to stand there, sculpted by Pheidias, which was named one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Very close to the Temple of Zeus which housed this statue, the studio of Pheidias was excavated in the 1950s. Evidence found there, such as sculptor's tools, corroborates this opinion. The ancient ruins sit north of the Alfeios River and Mount Kronos. The Kladeos, a tributary of the Alfeios, flows around the area. Its located in the part of Greece which is called Peloponesse. In Ancient Greece, Olympia was sacred ground to the Greeks. QUESTIONS? We would like to hear from you! If you have any comments or questions about this destination or just need some general travel advice, feel free to leave a comment below! ABOUT VideoVoyage.TV is a travel channel specializing in informative videos about various travel destinations around the world. We are publishing a short video every day starting with places around Southeast Asia, but planning to extend our coverage to Europe and the Caribbean in the upcoming months. SUBSCRIBE http://www.youtube.com/videovoyagetv?sub_confirmation=1 CONNECT Website: http://videovoyage.tv Google+: http://google.com/+videovoyagetv Twitter: http://twitter.com/videovoyagetv Instagram: http://instagram.com/videovoyagetv Tumblr: http://videovoyagetv.tumblr.com Facebook: http://facebook.com/videovoyagetv YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/videovoyagetv
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Ancient Greek Olympics
 
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Example of the Hippocratic idea of Regimen (Healthy diet and exercise).
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The ancient origins of the Olympics - Armand D'Angour
 
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-ancient-origins-of-the-olympics-armand-d-angour Thousands of years in the making, the Olympics began as part of a religious festival honoring the Greek god Zeus in the rural Greek town of Olympia. But how did it become the greatest show of sporting excellence on earth? Armand D’Angour explains the evolution of the Olympics. Lesson by Armand D'Angour, animation by Diogo Viegas.
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Ancient Olympics: Let The Games Begin
 
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Come back with us to Ancient Greece, Two Thousand, Five Hundred Years ago to the original Olympic Games. The ancient Games, like our modern Olympics, . View full lesson: Thousands of years in the making, the Olympics began as part . Example of the Hippocratic idea of Regimen (Healthy diet and exercise). The event that gave birth to Athleticism as we know it, and praised human beauty and strength, the Olympic Games were born in Ancient Olympia before 776 BC.
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OLYMPIA AND THE OLYMPIC GAMES - DOCUMENTARY
 
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Learn how games were played in the 8th century BC and what rules the athletes of the time had to follow. Director : Olivier Lemaître
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Treasures of Ancient Greece - Ancient Olympia and the Temple of Zeus
 
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The history of the legendary site which housed the Olympic Games during the glorious era of classical antiquity.The customs and traditions of the Olympic Games in the land of their birth. The Stadium, the Gallery of the Judges, the Sacred Altis, the Temple of Zeus, the Heraion, the Philippeion, the Prytaneion, the Garden of Treasures, the Register and the Nymphaion of Herodus, the Portico of Echo, the Crypt, and other wonderful debris of an enchanting locale fabled in history.
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Entering Olympic Stadium - Ancient Olympia, Greece
 
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Entering Olympic Stadium - Ancient Olympia, Greece
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Ancient Olympics Documentary
 
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The ancient Olympics were played in the honour of God Zeus. The men had to be fit as they often had to go to war. Women were not allowed to participate or see the competitions. The Ancient Olympic Games were a series of athletic competitions held between the city-states of Ancient Greece. They used to be called the Olympic Games (Greek: Ολυμπιακοί Αγώνες; Olympiakoi Agones) until the modern day Olympic Games started. The Ancient Olympic Games began in 776 BCE in Olympia, Greece. They ran until 393 CE and then the stadium got buried due to landslides and other natural disasters.[1] Prizes at the games were olive wreaths, palm branches and woollen ribbons. https://www.pinterest.com/colin_carnage/
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GREECE, the first Olympic Stadium for the modern OLYMPIC GAMES (1896, ATHENS)
 
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SUBSCRIBE: http://www.youtube.com/c/VicStefanu - Let's visit te Panathenaic Stadium (modern Greek: Παναθηναϊκό Στάδιο, Panathinaïkó Stádio) also known as Kallimarmaro (Καλλιμάρμαρο, lit. "beautiful marble"), which is a multi-purpose stadium in Athens, Greece. One of the main attractions of Athens, it is the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble. A stadium was built on the site of a simple racecourse by the Athenian statesman Lykourgos (Lycurgus) c. 330 BC, primarily for the Panathenaic Games. It was rebuilt in marble by Herodes Atticus, an Athenian Roman senator, by 144 AD and had a capacity of 50,000 seats. After the rise of Christianity in the 4th century it was largely abandoned. The stadium was excavated in 1869 and after being refurbished, it hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the first modern Olympics in 1896 and was the venue for 4 of the 9 contested sports. It was used for various purposes in the 20th century and was once again used an Olympic venue in 2004. It is the finishing point for the annual Athens Classic Marathon. It is also the last venue in Greece from where the Olympic flame handover ceremony to the host nation takes place. Vic Stefanu, [email protected]
Greece: Ancient Olympia hosts 80th Olympic flame ceremony ahead of Rio 2016
 
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The Olympic torch was lit in an official Olympic ceremony in the Ancient Greek city of Olympia, Thursday, ahead of the 2016 Rio Games, during a ceremony in which a Syrian refugee who has claimed asylum in Greece was one of the torch bearers. Video ID: 20160421-013 Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv Contact: [email protected] Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly LiveLeak: http://www.liveleak.com/c/Ruptly Vine: https://vine.co/Ruptly Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/Ruptly YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/RuptlyTV DailyMotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/ruptly
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The site of the first Olympic Games at Olympia, Greece
 
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This video outlines the the sporting facilities at ancient Olympia in the Peloponnese and the development of the Olympic Games.
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The Olympic Games story for kids
 
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Want to know the origins of the Olympic Games? Where it all started? Check out our quick and colourful guide for kids and let our movie tell you how it all began!
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Birth of the Olympics
 
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From a documentary about the 7 wonders of Ancient Greece.
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Ancient Olympia - The City Which gave birth to the Olympic Games
 
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A documentary about Ancient Olympia in 3D stereoscopic type (you need red-cyan glasses). Olympia (Greek: Ολυμπία Olympía), was a sanctuary of ancient Greece in Elis, and is known for having been the site of the Olympic Games in classical times, the most famous games in history. The Olympic Games were held every four years throughout Classical Antiquity, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD, in honor of Zeus. English tranlation Natalie Margarites, and voice over in English Kostas Gus Georgilas. A movie by EleftheriosK. More info www.video-books.gr. Music written by Tom Cusack from www.freemusicforvideos.com
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Greecetaxi | Virtual Tours - Ancient Olympia | Olympic Games
 
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Ancient Olympia In the west of the Peloponnese, 16 km inland from the Ionian Sea, the main road out of Pyrgos leads into legendary Olympia's. In a peaceful and luxuriant valley at the confluence of the rivers Alpheus and Cladeus, the vast archaeological site of Olympia stretches over the lower slopes of a hill covered with pines and olive trees that fill the air with fragrance on hot summer days. Olympic Games Gymnastics-physical exercise carried out by males only, were an integral part of the education of every young man and one of the distinguishing factors that the Greeks believed set them apart from barbarians. Victors in the games were crowned with a branch of the "beautiful - crowned wild olive tree" that stood near the temple of Zeus. This crown bestowed the greatest honor on the competitor, his family and his native city, and could not be compensated for by either money or high office. Every four years Greeks from all over the Greek world gathered in this sanctuary to participate in the Olympiada. A sacred truce (Ekecheria) was kept during the period of the games and attempts were made to settle wars and conflicts between the (poleis -cities) based on reasoning inspired by Zeus.
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2016 Olympic games. #history
 
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The festivals of the world. Olympic Games. The first Olympics games is believed to have started in 776 BC in Olympia, Greece. It's is believed Hercules build the "Olympic stadium" for Greek God Zeus, and created the tradition of playing the games once in 4 years. Ancient Olympics consisted of events like foot race, chariot race, Wrestling, boxing, javelin throw, Horse back riding etc.. The winners of these games, were praised, worshiped and immortalized via poems and books. Coroebus , a cook from the city of Elis, is the first know to be Olympic champion. After Romans ended the Olympics in 426 AD, Baron Pierre de Coubertin wanted To restore Olympics to its ancient glory, he formed an Olympic committee in 1890s, first Olympic games were held in 1896 in Athens, Greece. 2016 Olympic games are going to occur in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, it will be the largest summer Olympics games ever conducted in the History of modern Olympics.
Peloponnese, Greece: The Sanctuary of Olympia
 
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More info about travel to the Peloponnese: https://www.ricksteves.com/europe/greece/peloponnese For over a thousand years, the Sanctuary of Olympia was primarily a religious place and only open to people during the Olympic games, started here in 776 B.C. These games were held to honor the gods and to unify the Greeks, and the Sanctuary hosted them for 1,200 years. For more information on the Rick Steves' Europe TV series — including episode descriptions, scripts, participating stations, travel information on destinations and more — visit http://www.ricksteves.com.
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Rio 2016 | HD Replay - Lighting Ceremony of the Olympic Flame from Olympia, Greece
 
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High quality replay of the official Lighting Ceremony of the Olympic Flame for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, from Ancient Olympia, Greece. Subscribe to the official Olympic channel here: http://bit.ly/1dn6AV5 Olympic Torch Relay: http://bit.ly/1YGYAa7 Rio 2016: http://bit.ly/1SvoNtQ Iconic Olympic Moments: http://bit.ly/1WFqO6y
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First modern Olympic Games
 
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Google celebrates the 120th anniversary of the first modern olympic games. On April 6, 1896, the Olympic Games, a long-lost tradition of ancient Greece, are reborn in Athens 1,500 years after being banned by Roman Emperor Theodosius I. At the opening of the Athens Games, King Georgios I of Greece and a crowd of 60,000 spectators welcomed athletes from 13 nations to the international competition. Doodle designer Olivia Huynh created 4 drawings in an old fashion drawing style. Nice. "The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play." -- Olympic Charter Music: "Old timey" by Kevin MacLeod Thumbs up if you like. FAQ: When did the modern olympic games start? First modern Olympics is held — History.com This Day in History — 4/6/1896. April 6. Sports. On April 6, 1896, the first modern Olympic Games are held in Athens, Greece, with athletes from 14 countries participating. Where were the first Olympic Games of the modern era celebrated? The 1896 Summer Olympics (Modern Greek: Θερινοί Ολυμπιακοί Αγώνες 1896, Therinoí Olympiakoí Agó̱nes 1896), officially known as the Games of the I Olympiad, was a multi-sport event held in Athens, Greece, from 6 to 15 April 1896. It was the first international Olympic Games held in the Modern era. When are the olympic games held? The Olympic Games are held every four years, with the Summer and Winter Games alternating by occurring every four years but two years apart. Their creation was inspired by the ancient Olympic Games, which were held in Olympia, Greece, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. Who were the first to establish the Olympic Games? In 1850 an Olympian Class was started by Dr. William Penny Brookes at Much Wenlock, in Shropshire, England. In 1859, Dr. Brookes changed the name to the Wenlock Olympian Games. This annual sports festival continues to this day. The Wenlock Olympian Society was founded by Dr. Brookes on 15 November 1860. Officially called the Games of the I Olympiad, the events took place inside the Panathenaic Stadium. The 1896 games included 9 different sports and 43 events. Most noteworthy was the marathon — it had the greatest number of international athletes ever. Equally noteworthy was its winner, Spyridon "Spyro" Louis, the only Greek champion in the athletics division, and a national hero for the host country. His monumental victory on that historic day continues to inspire Greek pride. Today's Doodle by Olivia Huynh shows 4 different scenes from the games; refresh the homepage to see them all. More about the first modern Olympic Games: http://goo.gl/RJbehc All results of the first olympic games: http://goo.gl/iIYdjp More about the doodle drawings: https://goo.gl/kbelzd See also my blog-article: http://goo.gl/ZiFXNb Some amazing old images: http://goo.gl/T82f4G http://goo.gl/JMKKCS http://goo.gl/wluji0
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Olympia, Greece, site of the first Classic Olympic Games
 
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Olympia city of first Olympic games, video from my trip to Greece in September 2010. I used my Kodak Zi-8 to take all my movies there. Great little camera! Olimpia, lugar de los primeros juegos olímpicos, vídeo de mi viaje a Grecia en septiembre, 2010. Utilice mi cámara Kodak Zi-8 para las tomas allá, una pequeña y maravillosa cámara.
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Ancient Olympic Games / History and Origin
 
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The Olympic Games begun at Olympia in Greece in 776 BC. The Greek calendar was based on the Olympiad, the four-year period between games. The games were staged in the wooded valley of Olympia in Elis. Here the Greeks erected statues and built temples in a grove dedicated to Zeus, supreme among the gods. The greatest shrine was an ivory and gold statue of Zeus. Created by the sculptor Phidias, it was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Scholars have speculated that the games in 776 BC were not the first games, but rather the first games held after they were organized into festivals held every four years as a result of a peace agreement between the city-states of Elis and Pisa. The Eleans traced the founding of the Olympic games to their King Iphitos, who was told by the Delphi Oracle to plant the olive tree from which the victors' wreaths were made. According to Hippias of Elis, who compiled a list of Olympic victors c.400 BC, at first the only Olympic event was a 200-yard dash, called a stadium. This was the only event until 724 BC, when a two-stadia race was added. Two years later the 24-stadia event began, and in 708 the pentathlon was added and wrestling became part of the games. This pentathlon, a five-event match consisted of running, wrestling, leaping, throwing the discus, and hurling the javelin. In time boxing, a chariot race, and other events were included. The victors of these early games were crowned with wreaths from a sacred olive tree that grew behind the temple of Zeus. According to tradition this tree was planted by Hercules (Heracles), founder of the games. The winners marched around the grove to the accompaniment of a flute while admirers chanted songs written by a prominent poet.
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Olympic Games in Ancient Greece.wmv
 
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DISCLAIMER The presenter does not intend to own the audio, video and photographic content used in this production. These materials are duly referenced and are intended for educational purposes only. This is a creative video production presented by Antonio Salvador M. Alcazar III (HISTCIV A56) in the course History of Civilizations under Ms. Armi Evangel N. Peña. March 2011, Term 3, A/Y 2010-2011 De La Salle University--Manila
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Ancient Olympia, Greece, part 1
 
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The first ancient Olympic Games were held here in 776 BC. We walked on the sports field ( it is not a stadium) where the Olympic Spirit was born.
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Vlog #47: Olympia, Greece || HOME OF THE FIRST OLYMPIC GAMES
 
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Days 171-173 We caught the bus from Athens to Olympia. We then stayed at Hotel Inomaos. We spent a day exploring the archaeological site of Olympia, including the Philippeion, the Temple of Hera. We were able to see the ruins of the Temple of Zeus, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world. We then were able to stand on the Stadium at Olympia. The following day we went to the Archaeological Museum of Olympia. --------------Follow us on social media:------------- 📷Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/roamingsisters/ 🐦Twitter: https://twitter.com/RoamingSisters/ 👍Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/roamingsisters/ 👻Lisa's Snapchat: @lisa1994xx 👻Kim's Snapchat: @kimbaar --------------------------------------------------------------------- 🎥Filmed with: Canon s120 Go Pro Hero 4 Session IPhone 6 Plus
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Original Olympic Stadium, Olympia, Greece
 
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Original Olympic Stadium, Olympia, Greece
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Visit to Archaeological site & museum / Olympia/Greece/where the Olympic Games started
 
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A visit to the archaeological site & museum in a place called OLYMPIA in Greece..it was actually the place where the first Olympic Games ever started...come with me all..
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10 FACTS ABOUT OLYMPIC HISTORY
 
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The early Olympic Games were celebrated as a religious festival from 776 B.C. until 393 A.D., when the games were banned for being a pagan festival (the Olympics celebrated the Greek god Zeus). Host Greece won the most medals (47) at the first Olympic Summer Games in 1896. Please see entire video for more such interesting facts about Olympic
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Olympic History - Behind the News
 
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While this video looks at the ancient games, there is a bit more about the history of the modern olympics that you can watch on our website: http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4513457.htm#t=204 2016 is the 31st running of the modern Olympic Games but did you know there have actually been many more Olympics than that? We travelled back in time to see where this huge competition first started. TEACHER RESOURCES (yr 7 History) "Students will develop a deeper understanding of the ancient Olympic Games. They will also research an Australian athlete competing in Rio and find out more about a Summer Olympics sport." http://www.abc.net.au/btn/resources/teacher/episode/20160809-olympichistory.pdf BTN STORY PAGE http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4513457.htm
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Rio 2016 - Lighting Ritual of the Olympic Flame from Olympia, Greece
 
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Ritual of the Olympic Flame
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Pagan Origins of the Olympic Games vs Today's Games
 
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The Total Pagan Entertainment Package The Olympic Games are one of the most highly anticipated events in the sports world today. The Games are a huge event, attracting athletes from nearly every country. Although it has turned into a marketing and merchandising behemoth, the original purpose of the Olympic Games was a far less secular one. During the early years of the Olympics, events were held not as a way to collect multimillion-dollar endorsements, but to honor the gods of ancient Greece. The early Olympic Games have been called the "total pagan entertainment package" by author Tony Perrottet, author of The Naked Olympics: The True Story of the Ancient Games. The Games featured art, poetry readings, writers, plays, painters and sculptors. There were street shows including fire eaters, jugglers, dancers, acrobats and palm readers. Also important was the notion that war was put on hold during the Games. While the Greeks knew better than to try forming permanent truces with their enemies, it was understood that there was a moratorium on fighting during the Olympics. This allowed athletes, vendors, and fans to travel safely to and from the city for the Games, without having to worry about being attacked by marauding bands of mercenaries. Honoring Zeus For the citizens of Greece, the Olympics were a time of great religious celebration. Athletic events were mixed in with sacrifices, rituals, and prayer, as well as great feasting and revelry. For over a thousand years, the Games were held every four years, which made them not only the longest-running athletic event in history, but also one of the longest-running regular religious observations. The games were originally held in honor of Zeus, king of the Olympians. The very first Games consisted of only one athletic event - it was a footrace, which was won by a cook named Korobois. Athletes made regular sacrifices to Zeus (typically pigs or sheep, but other animals would do as well), in hopes that he would recognize them and honor them for their skill and talents. During opening ceremonies, athletes lined up before a giant statue of Zeus holding a thunderbolt, and swore an oath to him in his Temple at Olympia. All Roads Lead to the Olympics Athletes participated in events in the nude. Although there's no clear reason as to why this is the case, historians attribute it to a rite of passage for young Greek men. Nudity was important to the Greeks and they weren't bothered by it. However, many other cultures of the time found it off-putting that the Greeks were oiling each other up and then rolling around on a wrestling floor. The Egyptians and Persians felt that there was something a bit degenerate about the whole thing. While young women were allowed to attend the Games if they were brought in by their father or brother, married women never came to the festivities. Prostitutes were everywhere at the Olympics, and were often imported by merchants from far-off locations. A prostitute could make a significant amount of money during an event as big as the Olympic Games. Sometimes, as many as 40,000 people showed up, so that was a lot of potential clients. Some of the prostitutes were hetaeras, or high-priced escorts, but many were priestesses from temples dedicated to Aphrodite, goddess of love. The End of the Games Around 400 c.e., the Roman emperor Theodosius decided the Olympic Games were too pagan in nature, and banned them completely. This was part of the Roman Empire's shift towards Christianity. During Theodosius' youth, he was tutored by the bishop Ambrose of Milan. Theodosius passed a number of laws that were designed to eliminate Greco-Roman paganism completely, as well as doing away with the rituals and ceremonies that celebrated the old pagan religions of Greece and Rome. To make Christianity the state religion, all vestiges of the old ways had to be eliminated, and that included the Olympic Games. Be sure to read more on the Olympics from N.S. Gill at About Ancient History. Watch Now: History of the First Olympic Games - https://www.thoughtco.com/pagan-origins-of-the-olympic-games-2561988 Ezekiel 20:31 "When you offer your gifts, when you cause your sons to pass through the fire, you are defiling yourselves with all your idols to this day. And shall I be inquired of by you, O house of Israel? As I live," declares the Lord GOD, "I will not be inquired of by you. Isaiah 29:15 Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us? Content in video thanks to R$E https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5EtLmidKchvadyrEotfENg New videos are posted daily. Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/ShakingMyHeadProductions /////// Get Affordable Emergency Survival Food, Water Filtration, Heirloom Seeds, Food Storage Here: http://www.mypatriotsupply.com/?Click=388116
Athens 2004 Olympic Games - Official Olympic Film | Olympic History
 
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The official film of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games available now in full on the Olympic YouTube channel. Subscribe to the official Olympic channel here: http://bit.ly/1dn6AV5 Find more about the Olympic Games at http://www.olympic.org/olympic-games Follow your favourite athletes on the Olympic Athletes Hub: http://hub.olympic.org/
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Olympia Sanctuary - Greece - The City of Olympic Game Tourist Guide
 
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Olympia, a sanctuary of ancient Greece in Elis on the Peloponnese peninsula, is known for having been the site of the Olympic Games in classical times. The Olympic Games were held every four years throughout Classical antiquity, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD.
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Events of the 770s BC part 2 - The First Olympic Games
 
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In this episode we do our first sport report. Its time for the inaugural Olympic Games. We spend a lot of time in Greece this time, talking about Corinth, Athens, Delphi and of course Olympia. Support the Fan of History on Patreon here: http://www.patreon.com/fanofhistory World Politics 800BC global overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hnvhIOP0nE About Greece in the early 9th Century BC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BUing_14Qo The beginning of the Neo-Assyrian Empire in 911 BC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jh6zyYssjn8 History of Assyria 3000-1000 BC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28o-28fc-t8 The early Neo-Assyrian army (to 745 BC): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGVV-DDYbKQ Discuss Ancient History and ask questions to real historians here: http://historum.com/ancient-history/ World Map: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NlVs2ndVpA A music video tribute to Ashurnasirpal II, king of Assyria: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dof6PuYsNr0 Contact information: facebook.com/fanofhistory twitter.com/thefanofhistory Web: thefanofhistory.wordpress.com Listen to the podcast here: http://feeds.feedburner.com/ThefanofhistoryPodcast (The podcast is done by The Fan of History and Kevin together and is more of a discussion than the YouTube shows) This was made by a fan of history, not a scientist. The Fan of History wants to learn and he is happy to be corrected. Music: "Tudor Theme" by urmymuse. Used here under a commercial Creative Commons license. Find out more at http://ccmixter.org/files/urmymuse/40020 Editing by Kevin Cross. Logo by Brennon Rankin. Support the Fan of History on Patreon here: http://www.patreon.com/fanofhistory
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The First Olympics Athens 1896 Part2
 
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The First Olympics Athens 1896 Part2
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14.   Olympia • Greece
 
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We have selected 100 unique places on Earth that are projected to undergo profound changes within the next few generations. We based our selection of the 100 places on the 4th Assessment Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Simply by drawing attention to the beauty of these places, 100 Places to Remember Before they Disappear creates an argument to preserve them. The 100 Places we have chosen to highlight, and the people who live in them, are in serious danger because of rising sea levels, rising temperatures and extreme weather events triggered by climate change. Among ambassadors are Joss Stone, Desmund Tutu for more info visit http://www.100places.com. A Place Where Gods and Athletes Meet The ruins of impressive temples scatter the Greek landscape, evidence of the pre-eminence of Ancient Greece. On the Peloponnese Peninsula in the south of the country lies the valley of Olympia, a haven for religious buildings and athletic facilities, and the site of the original Olympic Games. The earliest evidence of building on the site is the Temple of Hera, honouring the wife of Zeus, which dates to around 600 BC. The golden age of Olympia was during the 5th and 4th centuries BC, when the impressive Temple of Zeus was built. The base and columns of both temples, which now lie in the shade of olive, pine and poplar trees, have been restored along with Olympias ancient baths and stadiums. The first Olympic Games are believed to have been held here in 776 BC. The Games were dedicated to the gods, and athletes were immortalised for their ability to move the crowds with their great sporting deeds. The Games continued for nearly 12 centuries until the Christian emperor Theodosius I decreed that all such pagan cults be banned in 393 AD. The Olympic Torch is still lit at the Temple of Hera before being relayed to the host city for the modern version of the Olympic Games. In recent years, extremely warm and dry summers have increased the number of wildfires in Greece. The damage was particularly bad in 2007, when three prolonged heatwaves caused devastating fires that destroyed forests and agricultural land, razed villages and killed 64 people. The area surrounding Olympia was severely damaged in 2007 but, for the time being, the archaeological site itself remains intact. With temperatures projected to rise and rainfall projected to decline, global climate change raises the spectre of an increase in the frequency and ferocity of wildfires. The question is: how much longer will one of the most important cultural heritage sites in the Western World remain standing?
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July 28, 2016 ancient Olympic site at Olympia Greece
 
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This is where the first Olympics took place 3000 years ago
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Nelson Olympics
 
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Nelson brothers race the original Olympic track in Olympia, Greece...
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Olympia, Greece July 2016
 
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A visit to the site of the original Olympics and the nearby Archaeological Museum of Olympia.
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First Olympic Games
 
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First Olympic Games : Nearly 3000 years ago, a sports event dedicated to the Greek god Zeus was held One-day event: Olympia,a religious centre in southwest Greece,played host to the first games in 776 BCE,thrown to honour Zeus, the protector and ruler of humans.The ONE-DAY EVENT got off to a running start with just one competitive sport-the men's 200-m(650-ft) sprint. Bigger and Better: As the Games evolved over time,more competitions were included and the event was extended to FIVE DAYS. Boxing and chariot-racing got under way, while the pentathlon featured discus, javelin, running,wrestling, and long jump.Wreaths of olive leaves were awarded to the winners, who went home as heroes. Dangerous times: Internal wars made Greece a dangerous place. When the Olympic Games were on, a ceasefire was announced so that athletes and spectators could pass through enemy lines.The Games kept going, with events being held every four years until 393 CE, when Christian Emperor Theodosius Banned the fun as immoral. How it changed the world? The Olympic Games started the tradition of different nations coming together to compete peacefully against each other.
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A Day in Olympia, Greece 2017
 
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A Day in Olympia, Greece 2017
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The Olympic Games - Facts & Summary
 
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The first Olympic Games are held. 800 BC. Greeks set off by sea to set up colonies. 1100 BC. The end of the Mycenaean age. Greece enters a 'Dark Age'. On this day in History, First modern Olympic Games on Apr 06, 1896. Learn more about what happened today on History. Ancient Olympics - First Olympic Games History from Olympia http://www.history.com/topics/olympic-games 1896 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1896_Summer_Olympics Ancient Olympics - First Olympic Games History from Olympia http://www.olympic.org/ancient-olympic-games
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"Save Olympic Wrestling" event in Olympia, Greece
 
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The "Save Olympic Wrestling" event was held in Olympia, Greece. 100 wrestlers from 12 countries participated in a tournament and various media events to promote saving the sport. When the IOC dropped wrestling from the list of Olympic core sports, wrestlers and supporters all over the world fought back. This was documentation of my experiences from the trip. The highlight of my trip was touring the Ancient Olympic grounds and having a guide teach us about the historic roots of the Games and of our sport. I want to thank FILA, the Greek federation, and especially USAwrestling for making this trip possible for me.
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🔥 Olympic Flame Lighting Ceremony for PyeongChang 2018
 
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The ceremony will take place in Olympia, home of the ancient Games in Greece. As is the tradition, a torch at the ancient temple of Hera will be lit by the rays of the sun using a parabolic mirror, to set off a domestic relay. The lighting ceremony will start at 12 noon local time, with actress Katerina Lehou as High Priestess and Artemis Ignatiou as the choreographer. Over the following week, the flame will take a tour of Greece. The symbol of Olympism will cover 2,129km on Greek territory and will arrive at the Acropolis on 30 October. Some 505 torchbearers will participate and 36 welcome ceremonies will be held in 20 municipalities over the eight days. The ceremony to handover the flame to the PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee will be held at the Panathenaic Stadium on 31 October at 11 a.m. Athens time. Then the flame will make its way 8,500km east, to the Korean city of Incheon, arriving on 1 November to coincide with 100 days to go until the start of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. Subscribe to the official Olympic channel here: http://bit.ly/1dn6AV5 Visit the Olympic Channel, where the Games never end: http://www.olympicchannel.com
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OLYMPICS: HIPPOCRATES IN OLYMPIA
 
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http://www.celebrategreece.com/products/7-hippocrates-in-olympia Peter Ustinov narrates this World Premiere. Hippocrates, who was the father of medicine, first closely linked religion to the new medical science in ancient Greece and his famous Hippocratic Oath is still sworn to by all medical graduates. From the running tracks of the ancient Olympic Games in Olympia, HIPPOCRATES IN OLYMPIA investigates a closely related subject: medical care during the ancient Olympic Games to insure the health of the revered athletes who entertained dignitaries, artists and philosophers at the ultimate sports festival.
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Ancient Olympia Greece
 
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For further information about Olympia you can visit http://www.katakolon.gr/Olympia_Greece/index.en.html . For shore excursions and tours to Olympia visit http://www.achtypistours.gr/shorex/katakolonOlympia Greece ranks among the top highlights of Greece. The reason is that here is situated Ancient Olympia the birth place of the Olympic Games. An outstanding archaeological site including the original, ancient stadium as well as 3 Museums make Olympia one of the most attractive sightseeings of the country.
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Ancient Olympia
 
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Tour of the historic home of the first Olympic Games in Greece. From our Adriatic Cruise, November 2011.
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The Ancient Olympic Games
 
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One of 2000 animated ebooks on Skwirk. This looks at the History of the Olympic Games. Find more at www.skwirk.com
0106 Palaestra (training area) of the ancient Olympic Games at Olympia, Greece
 
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106 Palaestra (training area) of the ancient Olympic Games at Olympia, Greece
Ancient Greece Olympics
 
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THE HISTORY OF OLYMPIC GAMES GLORY AND PRICE IN OLYMPIC WINNERS! The Olympic Games combine the highest degree of cultivation of the body, mind and soul while contributing to the awakening of the manners, customs, culture and ideals. HISTORY: The first Olympic Games were held in ancient Olympia in 776 BC For an olive branch ... Athletes in ancient times fought only for the glory after only prize was a wreath of wild olive tree from the sanctuary of Olympia. But was the incalculable importance of moral victory. Pull down the walls to pass ... The Olympic champion when returning to the city enjoyed great prices. Demolished part of the city walls, where the city that gave birth to the Olympic did not need walls, and the new entry was entering the winner. [In many cities the expected lifetime of free meals and Olympic champion, made an offer and Spiros Louis when he won the Olympic marathon in 1896.] * Pagkration = [ Fight and boxing together.] * Oplitodromia = [Run wearing helmet, shield and gaiters.]
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