Friday, 26 August 2016
In 1988, Ben Johnson ran in the finals of the 100m race with Carl Lewis, the crowds eyes were only on two men. It was a very interesting race. Ben Johnson went running in front of Carl Lewis with 50m left to run. Winning the race Ben Johnson gets the Gold medal. But after a few hours later of celebrating Ben johnson’s victory, Scientist discovered that Ben Johnson was taking drugs so he had to give his gold medal to carl Lewis then he was banned from the Olympics forever. He was told to go to his country immediately his country was disappointed because he cheated and lied to almost the whole world.
Wednesday, 10 August 2016
Thousands and thousands of years ago the Ancient Greeks were at war with the Persians. The battle was held at a place called Marathon. Near the end of the battle, the Greeks began to get tired, but still fought on and won.
After the battle Pheidippides was sent by his Boss to go to Athens the capital of Greece. Running over Mountains, walking through valleys with no food or water, Pheidippides ran 42.2 km to Athens.
Sprinting Pheidippides got to Athens and went to the King and said “ Joy we won! ”. Terribly dehydrated, a few moments later he fell on the ground and died.
Tuesday, 2 August 2016
The Ancient Greeks started the tradition of having an Olympic flame in Olympia. A sacred flame is lit by the sun's rays and stays alight until the games have ended. The flame symbolized a request for protection from Zeus and the athletes’ struggles for victory.
The modern flame symbolizes the light of the spirit, knowledge and life. To this day, the torch is still lit in Olympia in Greece, then carried by a relay team, passing runner to runner until it reaches the host-city of the games. There, the cauldron will be lit and stay alight until the closing ceremony.