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A Brief History of the Olympic Games (Brief Histories of the Ancient World)

by David C. Young

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Published by Blackwell Publishing Limited .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History of specific subjects,
  • Olympic games,
  • Olympics,
  • Sports & Recreation,
  • Sports,
  • Ancient Greece,
  • Sports & Recreation / Olympics,
  • Olympic games (Ancient),
  • Ancient - Greece,
  • History

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages200
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8405141M
    ISBN 101405111305
    ISBN 109781405111300

    The ancient Olympic Games were originally part of a religious festival held in honor of Zeus, the god of gods. The games included a series of athletic competitions between athletes of city-states of the Greek world, spreading from the far ends of the Iberian Peninsula all the way to the Black Sea region in Turkey.   A brief history of the Olympics being canceled or postponed This is the first time in Olympic history that the Games have been suspended. we can add the Tokyo Games to the short list.

    The book begins with the history of the Olympics. There are total 8 chapters in thebook. Each one sharing a brief history of the Olympics sports event. The ancient customs and rules of the games, the first games, and the story of modern Olympics games are all told in a very simple and engaging manner by the author Minna Lacey. Brief History of the Olympic Games The Olympic Games were held without interruptions in ancient Greece. The games were even held in BC during the Persian Wars, and coincided with the Battle of Thermopylae. a concept displayed in the funeral games for Patroklos in Book 23 of Homer's epic poem.

      Three other times, the games were canceled altogether because of World War I () and World War II ( and ). The U.S. and several other countries boycotted the Olympics in Moscow. The history of the Finn Class at the Olympic Games to The Finn made its first appearance at the Olympic Games back in That year Paul Elvstrøm won the second of his four Gold medals on his way to setting a record that has, so far, stood for 52 years.


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A Brief History of the Olympic Games (Brief Histories of the Ancient World) by David C. Young Download PDF EPUB FB2

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But the Olympic ideal did not die and this book is a succinct history of the ancient Olympics and their modern resurgence/5(7).

The first written records of the ancient Olympic Games date to B.C., when a cook named Coroebus won the only event–a meter footrace called the stade (the origin of the modern “stadium”)–to. A brief history of the Olympic games / David C.

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paper) – ISBN 1–––5 (alk. paper). A Brief History of the Olympic Games (“Olympic Games” being a misnomer as we’re told in the book) is a study that focuses on the Ancient Olympic Games and rides the line nicely between being a work of scholarly value and an accessible history/5. Get this from a library.

A brief history of the Olympic games. [David C Young] -- Classics professor David Young, who has researched the subject for over 25 years, reveals how the ancient Olympics evolved from modest beginnings into a.

But the Olympic ideal did not die and this book is a succinct history of the ancient Olympics and their modern resurgence. Classics professor David Young, who has researched the subject for over 25 years, reveals how the ancient Olympics evolved from modest beginnings into a grand festival, attracting hundreds of highly trained athletes, tens 5/5(2).

For more than a millennium, the ancient Olympics captured the imaginations of the Greeks, until a Christianized Rome terminated the competitions in the fourth century AD. But the Olympic ideal did Author: David C. Young. The first Olympic Games of which there is record were held in B.C., and consisted of one event, a great foot race of about yards held on a plain by the River Alpheus (now the Ruphia) just outside the little town of Olympia in was from that date the Greeks began to keep their calendar by “Olympiads,” the four-year spans between the celebrations of the famous games.

For more than a millennium, the ancient Olympics captured the imaginations of the Greeks, until a Christianized Rome terminated the competitions in the fourth century AD.

But the Olympic ideal did not die and this book is a succinct history of the ancient Olympics and their modern resurgence. Classics professor David Young, who has researched the subject for Author: David C. Young. Synopsis For more than a millennium, the ancient Olympics captured the imaginations of the Greeks, until a Christianized Rome terminated the competitions in the fourth century AD.

But the Olympic ideal did not die and this book is a succinct history of the ancient Olympics and their modern s: 2. For more than a millennium, the ancient Olympics captured the imaginations of the Greeks, until a Christianized Rome terminated the competitions in the fourth century AD. But the Olympic ideal did not die and this book is a succinct history of the.

The Music of The Olympic Games: A Brief History. Being that the Ancient Olympic Games were held in Greece, and seeing that the first edition of the Modern Games were held in Athens, the song. David C. Young, For more than a millennium, the ancient Olympics captured the imaginations of the Greeks, until a Christianized Rome terminated the competitions in the fourth century AD.

But the Olympic ideal did not die and this book is a succinct history of the ancient Olympics and their modern resurgence. Summary: For more than a millennium, the ancient Olympics captured the imaginations of the Greeks, until a Christianized Rome terminated the competitions in the fourth century AD.

This book presents the history of the ancient Olympics and their modern resurgence. The modern Olympic Games or Olympics (French: Jeux olympiques) are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of Olympic Games are considered the world's foremost sports competition with more than nations participating.

The first records of competition in the Olympic Games come from BC when only one event—a foot race over the length of the stadium—was contested.

Although the history of the Games before this time is sketchy at best, several stories, or myths, suggest that the Olympic Games originated s: 7.Origin and History of the Olympic Games From Grolier Online’s New Book of Knowledge.

The Rise of the Games The Olympic Games originated long ago in ancient Greece. Exactly when the Games were first held and what circumstances led to their creation is uncertain.

We do know, however, that the Games were a direct outgrowth of the values and.Onward to the Olympics historical perspectives on the Olympic Games / Published: () The ancient Olympics / by: Spivey, Nigel Jonathan.

Published: () The story of the Olympic games, B.C. to / by: Kieran, John, Published: ().