Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Pierre de Coubertin

After hundred of years the Olympics returned to athletes in 1819. The reason why the Olympics returned was because of one man Pierre de Coubertin he like the idea that sports could  bring people together.

The Olympics of 1896 in Athens in Greece had fourteen Countries taking part with most of the athletes from Greece the next Olympics held in Paris four years later was the first to allow women Competitors.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson is going to run a 100 metre sprint and the other athlete name is Carl Lewis. Ben Johnson had scary eyes like a monster and didn’t look like a human.

At the Start Ben Johnson would win and it was a phenomenal race and it was a cool 100m race. When they finished Ben Johnson got the gold medal and the world record.

After Ben Johnson went to the airport.  It only took a matter of hours  until he was caught for taking drugs. They stripped him of his gold medal and Ben Johnson was banned for life.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Fencing Olympics

Thousands of years ago the Persians and Greeks used fencing to Practise sword fighting. Their swords and armour were very heavy and the soldiers’ arms would get very tired.

Fencing Olympics

In 1896 fencing became an Olympic sport. The athletes use three kinds of swords the foil, the epee and the sabre.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016


With Great joy the Greeks won the battle. They defeated the Persians at the battle of Marathon. Pheidippides boss told Pheidippides to run and tell Athens that we  won.

Over rocky mountains Pheidippides was running from Marathon to Athens. He never gave up and the sun was very hot. Pheidippides was hungry and dehydrated he had no water or food.  

“Joy! we won!” shouted Pheidippides as he arrives in the Athens. He was so hot and exhausted because he had had no water and food. Pheidippides had run 42.2 Kilometres he was so  exhausted so he Collapse and  die.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Olympic Flame Origins

The Ancient Greeks started the idea of having an Olympic flame. In Olympia a flame is lit by the sun's rays and stays alight until the games have ended. The flame showed the athletes’ fight to win.

Today the flame tell us about the light of the spirit, knowledge and life. The torch is still lit in Olympia in Greece, then it is carried by a relay team, until it gets to the city of the games. There, the cauldron will be lit and stay alight until the closing ceremony.
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