The Olympics in 1896 in Athens in Greece had fourteen countries taking part with most athletes from Greece. This first modern Olympics was the largest meeting of international competitors, that had ever occurred. The next Olympics, was held in Paris four years later was the first to allow women competitors. This time, the Olympics were part much bigger event and lasted several months.
Friday, 26 August 2016
Ben Johnson is a canadian sprinter from 1988 and he was at the Olympics in the final sprinting against Carl Lewis. Ben Johnson was going to run 100 meter. All eyes were on the two sprinters.
The horn blow and the sprinters started the race, Ben Johnson dashed through the whole race as the crowd chanted. Ben Johnson crossed the line first and got the gold medal. However Ben Johnson had enormous muscle for a sprinter and most people said “it’s a miracle that Ben Johnson had just broke the world record.’
Before the race Ben Johnsons had given sample in a cup to be test . The sample got tested on to see if there were any drugs. The other athletes didn’t have drugs but Ben Johnson had lots of drug. When the news was announced Ben Johnson's gold medal was taken away and he was banned from the Olympics for eternity.
Thursday, 18 August 2016
Yesterday the maths group called the Dodecahedron went on a trip to planet Luna. We went in groups the people in my group were Pisirina and Eden. In each group we had 100 credits to spend on 3 thing. here is my picture that shows working out how much we spent and how much we had left.
Wednesday, 17 August 2016
Nowadays fencing is used in the Olympics and there is a buzz to tell you when to stop and when to start. Fencing was introduced to the Olympics in 1896. When you score a point in the modern Olympics there is a special light that goes off and it tells everybody the fencer that has the green light has scored a point.
Fencing has three different kinds of swords there is the foil the epee and the saber. The foil is short and flexible, when you are fencing with the foil you score a point by tap the opponent anywhere from the chest to the waist. When you are fencing you will see that the Epee has more weight than the foil it is also longer. To score a point with the epee you can tap your competitor anywhere on the body. The saber is shorter and with the saber you can touch anywhere over the waist on the other fencer and you will get a point.
Wednesday, 10 August 2016
Under the burning sun of Marathon the Greeks were in war with the Persians. Soon the war came to an end, and the Greeks had won. The General called Pheidippides and told him to go to Athens and tell the people that we’ve won the war.
Pheidippides set off at a quick pace, but as he got further away from Marathon he got slower. During Phidippides journey he went over hills, rocky cliff and mountains as well Pheidippides was feeling exhausted and hungry Pheidippides never gave up and kept on going, even though he was dripping with sweat.
Pheidippides was exhausted and dehydrated as he arrived at Athens. Still, Pheidippides gathered all his strength and started shouting out joy we won! Then Pheidippides died because of exhaustion and dehydration
Monday, 8 August 2016
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.