Tuesday, 2 August 2016

The Olympic History

The first Olympics was in the city of  Olympia, With the Olympics started  776 BC, BC stands for Before Christ. It was only for men and women weren't allowed to watch. There was only one event at the Olympics, called the 200 yard sprint. It was held every four years it was because they did the Olympics as honour of their god Zeus.

In 391 AD Rome invaded Greece. Two years latter the Olympic games were abolished in 336 AD. A Frenchman Pierre de Coubertin started the Modern Olympics in 1896.

In the 1900 Olympics the IOC allowed women to compete and watch in the Olympics.

No comments:

Post a Comment