Olympic Games

The Olympic Games, held in Ancient Greece, celebrated physical prowess and perfection, as they still do, today. The Greek gods were supposed to live on Mount Olympus, near Athens, and the games honoured them.

Today, a separate Paralympics is held, which, although it celebrates the achievements of disabled athletes, is still segregated from the Olympics.

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The modern Olympics began in 1896.

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Published in: on February 3, 2007 at 3:04 am  Comments Off on Olympic Games  
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