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The History And Events Of The Olympics

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The Olympics is a series of different sports and events categorized into summer and winter sports.

The first Olympic Games were in 1776 B.C. They were dedicated to the Olympian Gods. The specialists think that the Olympic Games owed their purity and importance to their religion. If you win the Olympic Games the Herald would loudly say the name of the Olympic winner, his father's name, and his homeland. The Hellanodikis places the holy olive tree wreath on the winner's head. The Olympic Games started in Ancient Greece. We don't know exactly when the first Olympic Games were exactly played. In the first 13 Olympic Games there was only one event, the one-stare run. Later more sports were added ...view middle of the document...

The women's fencing events include épée individual, foil individual, and foil team. There is also a sabre individual and team events for women.


There are several kinds of skiing there is alpine skiing, cross country skiing, ski jumping, and freestyle skiing. In alpine skiing the men and women mostly have the same events. In downhill skiing the slopes are steep and it is timed. In slalom skiing it is short races and sharp turns around flags. Giant slalom is just a bigger version of the slalom. Super G is the biggest it is longer than the giant slalom, and faster and longer. Alpine skiing was introduced to the Olympics in the 1936 Winter Olympic Games. Cross-country skiing has two versions classical and free style. Classical was the only style allowed until 1988. Freestyle is much faster than classical and they go around the same speed as speed skaters. Freestyle skiing has two main events the aerial and the monguls. In aerial the skiers go down the hill and hit a jump and do as many different tricks as possible. In moguls the skiers must turn at large bumps up to 4 feet tall. It became an official medal sport in 1924. In ski jumping there are large and normal individual hill, and team events on the large hill. The sport was born in Norway. Each competitor attempts two jumps. Speed skating was also added to the Olympics in 1924. In men's events there is one event that only the men do. The men only, do the 10,000-meter competition. The women also have one that only they do it is the 3,000-meter competition. The rest of the events, 1,000 meter,...

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