en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympic_Games The 1984 Summer Olympics became a watershed moment in Olympic history. The Los Angeles-based organizing committee, led by Peter Ueberroth, was able to generate a surplus of US$225 million, which was an unprecedented amount at that time.
teacher.scholastic.com/ACTIVITIES/athens_games/history.htm Read about history of the Olympics, which began in Ancient Greece. Includes links to other activities, historical photos, and a teacher's guide to help students discover this important event.
www.enchantedlearning.com/olympics History of the Olympic Flame The tradition of the Olympic flame began during the ancient Olympic Games, over 2700 years ago in Greece. A flame was lit for each Olympics, every four years, and it burned throughout the games.
www.historyonthenet.com/Olympics/olympics_timeline.htm Date: Place: Summary: Detailed Information: 776BCE: Athens, Greece: First Olympics: First recorded evidence of the ancient Olympic games. The games were held at Olympia.
www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/olympic-games Compare the ancient Olympics to the modern games. Plus, learn how money, politics, and performance-enhancing drugs have become major influences, often causing controversy.
www.ancientgreece.com/s/Olympics Olympics Through Time the history of the Olympic Games from the time when athletic contests were held during religious ceremonies until the First International Olympic Games in 1896
www.pe04.com/olympic/olympia A Brief History of the Ancient Olympic Games. Introduction The ancient Olympic festival, from which we derive the Olympic games of today, was a pivotal force in ancient Greece.
olympics.sporting99.com/olympics-history.html Athens, 1896 - The first Modern Olympic Games were held in the place of birth of the Olympics. Paris, 1900 - Women took part for the first time in the history of modern Olympics.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Olympic_Games The Olympic Games were a series of athletic competitions among representatives of city-states and one of the Panhellenic Games of Ancient Greece. They were held in honor of Zeus, and the Greeks gave them a mythological origin. The first Olympics is traditionally dated to 776 BC. They continued ...
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/ancient_greeks/the... The Olympic Games. The Olympic Games began over 2,700 years ago in Olympia, in southwest Greece. The Games were part of a religious festival. The Greek Olympics, thought to have begun in 776 BC, inspired the modern Olympic Games (begun in 1896) The Games were held in honour of Zeus, king of the ...
www.history-for-kids.com/history-of-the-olympics.html A great collection of Olympic poems for kids. A fun way to learn about the history of the olympics - from the ancient games to the heroes of the 20th and 21st centuries
edsitement.neh.gov/feature/olympics “Holding an Olympic Games means evoking history.”—Baron Pierre de Coubertin, father of the modern Olympics.As the world turns its eyes this July to London, England, the site of the 2012 Summer Olympics, it will be fun to take the longer view by examining the historical and philosophical ...
www.infoplease.com/sports/olympics/history-olympic-torch... History: Flame and torch. The ancient Greeks believed that fire was given to humankind by Prometheus, and considered fire to have sacred qualities.
www.kidzworld.com/article/27185-the-history-of-the-olympics The first Olympic Games for which we still have written records were held in 776 BC. At this Olympic Games, a naked runner, Coroebus (a cook from Elis), won the sole event at the Olympics, the stade - a run of approximately 192 meters (210 yards). This made Coroebus the very first Olympic champion
www.amazon.com/The-Olympics-History-Modern-Illinois/dp/... The Olympics: A History of the Modern Games (Illinois History of Sports) [Allen Guttmann] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Politics has always been an integral part of the Olympics - not an occasional intruder in the form of a boycott, protest