Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Go to London for Olympic Games 2012

Go to London for Olympic Games 2012 by goyal

Olympic Games, the most awaited sports events for a large number of athletes of the world, originated in Olympia in Greece in the 8th century BC. It took place till 5th century AD. Modern Olympic Games started in 1896 after the foundation of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894. It takes place every two years with alternating of Summer Olympic Games and Winter Olympic Games. The games held every four years with seasonal games. It means ...

Monday, 26 March 2012

Greece Ancient Olympia

By Virginia Saint-john
In antiquity, when the fame of a sanctuary spread beyond its immediate borders, it was believed that not only the sanctuary, but also its athletic competitions, were founded by gods and heroes and that they were the first to have taken part in the competitions. The beginnings of the Olympic games are lost, deep in the mists of time, but the myths concerning their foundation are many and varied and reflect the religious beliefs of the different peoples who inhabited the area.
One myth names the founder of the games as Heracles Idaeus, who came from Crete with his brothers, the Curetes, and organized a race with a wild olive branch as the prize. Another...

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Olympia Greece - A Tour in Antiquity

By Giorgos Kontopoulos
To really get the most from your trip to Olympia, you should join one of the many Olympia Greece tours. Your guide will be able to take you to the most interesting and significant sites, and will be a mine of information about each of the places you visit. As your Olympia Greece tour gets under way, you will find yourself cast back to the days of antiquity, where vengeful gods were idolised and revered.
Your guide will take you to...

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Ancient Olympia Greece - Pelops and Hippodamia

By Yiannis Papadimitriou
The first evidence relevant to the worship of Pelops and Hippodamia, in the area of Olympia, appeared during the Mycenaean period.
The mythological tradition of the area is connected to the ancient king of Pisa, Oenomaus, son of the god Ares. Oenomaus had received a prophecy that the end of his life would come with the marriage of his daughter Hippodamia, whom he...

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Where to travel in Greece – Greek Holiday Destinations

Author: Trifonas
Holidays in Greece are something lots of people have dreamt about. I suspect you are that kind of person, because even if you've been there, you always want to go back for some more...
Normally, you would think that Greece should be visited only during summer. This, however, is totally wrong. Greece is not all about islands and beaches. Greece has great cultural heritage as well. Ancient Greece was where western civilization began, as you may have heard, about 3000 years ago. Remnants of this civilization are evident today practically all over Greek territory, but some sites are more famous than others. Here are some famous Historical Greek Holiday Destinations:
Athens: A city that became very rich and powerful about 5th century BC. All the wealth and power was demonstrated with a building complex on a rock, dedicated to the Gods. This is how Parthenon was built along with other Temples on the Acropolis. Every year, thousands of people visit Greece for this reason only: To admire one of the greatest temples ever made.
Ancient Olympia: This is where the Olympic Games took place ...

A History of the Olympic Games

Author: Mariam Ma
There are many stories on how the Olympic Games started in ancient Greece. One story unfolds that it was Heracles who first established the Games after concluding his twelve labors to honor his father, the deity Zeus. Another legend tells that it was the guardians of an infant Zeus who founded the Games by competing in the first footrace. Or perhaps it was Zeus himself who created the Olympic Games after he defeated his father Cronus to become the King of Gods. Whatever the story of how the Olympic Games originated, one constant is clear: the ancient Olympic Games were held as a tribute to Zeus.

Unlike the modern Olympics, the host city of the ancient Olympic Games did not change. It was always held in Olympia, Greece. Olympia is also known for ...

A New Campaign to Bid 2016 Olympic Games

Author: Lisa Lee
Olympic Games have the grandest and the most high-level sports events since it was brought into its appearance in Greek. The modern Olympics movement emerges in the Europe capitalism industry time, but its origin may trace to the ancient Greece Olympics games, an ancient Olympic Games every four years session, has the first session of Olympic Games from 776 B.C. which the writing records to the A.D. 393 years, altogether has conducted 293 sessions, lasted for in 1169, passed through the production, the development and the feeble several social classes.
When it comes to modern times, it has become a respectable honor and great commercial opportunity to hold a successful Olympic Games. Many countries and the host cities not only make a great fortunate from this, but also can they promote their native culture and build up a good image among its neighboring countries, and even ...

Olympia museums - 3D (cross eye - single camera)

Saturday, 17 March 2012

How Did Ancient Greeks Manage To Win The Most Olympic Awards?

Author: Tatiana Bandurina
Copyright (c) 2010 Tatiana Bandurina
Discovering the before unknown objective laws of the modern world, each of us tends to inevitably face the curious fact that all new is well forgotten old, although with some variations adapted to the social needs of our reality. For example, very few people know that music was actively used in the athletic life of the Ancient world.
In the last few years the idea of stimulating the athletic working capacity during training by means of music has become more prominent. It is used in types of sports that seem to be absolutely incompatible with music. These include but are not limited to, wrestling, boxing, rowing, track and field, weightlifting, volleyball, and basketball.
It has been scientifically proven that by using...

History of the Olympic Flame

By Jolanta Wencel
The Olympic flame is a symbol of sustainability of the Olympic idea. For the first time it was flashed during the Games IX Olympiad in Amsterdam, but it was done without any accompanying celebration. Only since the Berlin Olympics in 1936, has it been an established custom of carrying the fire by relay runners from ancient Athens to Olympia to the next Olympic city. In Olympia, the fire is lit, from the sun, which takes place in the ruins of the temple of Hera with a concave mirror.
The Olympic torch is a brand or its replica, which burns with an Olympic flame. Runs with lighted torch have a tradition that can be traced back to ancient Greece. With time, these cross-country marathons turned into a ritual of...

London Olympic Games 2012 Olympic Games Summer and Winter Olympic

Author: Amit Kumar
The Olympic Games are chief international event featuring summer and winter sports, in which thousands of athletes take part in a variety of competitions.
The London 2012 Olympic Games will outset on July 27, 2012 with a fantastic Olympic Ceremony, welcoming the world's greatest Olympic athletes to London. London will become the first city to officially host the modern Olympic Games three times having previously made so in 1908 and 1948. The 2012 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of theXXX Olympiad.
Through the Olympic in 2012 there will be many sportsperson who will fight to triumph. As different countries will be represented in Olympics 2012 so the athletes will want that they bring glory to the country. ...

Friday, 16 March 2012

Ancient Olympia / Αρχαία Ολυμπία - 3D Tour

Olympia, Greece Travel Guide

By Emma Healey
Located in mainland Greece in the west of the Peloponnese, Olympia is the site of the first Olympic Games which were held in 776 BC. This small town offers accommodation to visitors which allows them to stay less than a mile from the ruins of this world famous site.
The town itself has cafes, tavernas, bars and shops and makes an excellent base for exploring the Peloponnese region. Here you will find unspoilt green countryside with forested hills, rivers and valleys, traditional mountain villages and a beautiful coastline with wonderful sandy beaches.
For history enthusiasts this is the place to be. Highlights of a holiday in Olympia include ...

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Ancient Olympia - The Original Venue of the Olympic Games

By Alex Moutop
Olympia is an ancient sanctuary in the prefecture of Elis Peloponnese. A magnificent archaeological site, the sanctuary has been inhabited since prehistoric times, and in the 10th century B.C, the area became a religious center for the worship of Zeus and Hera, the chief couple of the Olympian gods. The sanctuary was also the site of the Olympic Games held in honor of Zeus from the 8th century BC till the 3rd century AD, when the Byzantine Emperor Theodosius decided to stop them as a pagan practice.