Olympic Games

Olympic Games London – Success in the Ancient & Modern World

Olympic Games London – Success in the Ancient & Modern World

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Winning at the Olympic Games was every bit as potent to the athletes of ancient times as it is today – it was the penultimate place to achieve success in sport

At The Games

At The Games

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There are enough irksome and troublesome things in life; Aren’t things just as bad at the Olympic festival? Aren’t you scorched there by the fierce heat? Aren’t you crushed in the crowd? Isn’t it difficult to freshen yourself up? Doesn’t the rain soak you to the skin? Don’t the noise,…

Olympian Zeus

Olympian Zeus

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At the very heart of the Olympic games was the central reason for its existence; to honour Zeus the most powerful of the Olympian Gods and the supreme God in Greek mythology. A visit to Olympia was a pilgrimage to his most sacred place, the grove known as the Altis,…

Olympia and Heracles

Olympia and Heracles

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Lyrical Greek poet Pindar (522–443 BC) tells us the ‘superman’ of Greek mythology Heracles laid out Olympia as an act of homage. It was about celebrating the success of the twelve labours the Gods had set him. He cleared the site associated with the earth Goddess Ge 15k inland from…