Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Usain Bolt

As Usain Bolt crosses the finish line he feels so proud of himself.  He came 1st and won the gold medal . Then he gets interviewed and he talked about how he was feeling.  He felt so emotional that he had won the gold medal for his country.

Athens 1896 - The First Olympic Games

The Olympics of  1896 in Athens in Greece had 14 countries taking part with most of the Athletes from Greece. This first modern Olympics was the lagest meeting of International competititors  that has ever occurred. The next Olympics held in Paris four years later was the first to allow women competitors. This time is the Olympics were part of a much bigger event and lasted several months.

Pierre de Coubertin

After a gap hundreds of years the Olympics returned to the Athens in Greece in 1896. The reason behind the reacreation of was because of one man Pierre de Coubertin.He admired the Greek ideals of fitness and sporting and competitiveness amongst different comunities and he hoped that the modern Olympics would bring countries closer together.

Friday, 26 August 2016

Ben Johnson

In 1988 at the Olympics  the 100 meter sprint was going down. The commentators said to watch the two  fastest people. Carl Lewis and Ben Johnson they lined up for the race.

Then they started the race and off they went Ben Johnson and Carl Lewis but Ben Johnson came first and set a new world record  
and the crowed went crazy.  

Then they caught Ben Johnson taking drugs.Then they did not allow Ben Johnson at the Olympics ever again.

Friday, 12 August 2016

Wednesday, 10 August 2016


With great joy the Greeks defeated the Persians at the battle of Marathon. Pheidippides was sent as a messenger to deliver the good news to the people of Athens.

Over rocky mountains Phidippides was running from Marathon to Athens to send a message to the Athens.   Philippidess never give up and he ran 42.2 kilometres. It was frustrating for Pheidippides to run the marathon because it was so cold and he had no water.

Arriving in Athens as Pheidippides shouted “joy, we won!” .  He then passed away because he had no water and no food.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

The Olympic flame

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.