Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για PHOTOS OLUMPIAKON AGONON ARXAIA ELLADA
           OLYMPIC GAMES 

Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για PHOTOS OLUMPIAKON AGONON ARXAIA ELLADA

The first recorded celebration of the Olympic Games in ancient times was in Olympia in 776 BC It is almost certain that this was not the first time that the Games were held. Then the Games were only local and occur in only one event, the race of the stadium. From 776 BC and after the Games slowly became more important throughout ancient Greece, reaching their zenith in the fifth and sixth century BC The Olympics also had religious importance since held in honor of Zeus, whose huge statue stood at Olympia.The number of competitions was twenty celebration took place during several days. The winners of the games were admired and became immortal through poems and statues. The prize for the winners was a wreath of olive branches.The Games gradually lost their importance when the Romans conquered Greece and when Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire, the Olympic longer considered as a pagan celebration, and in 393 AD Emperor Theodosius banned their conduct. In this way over a period of one thousand years during which the Olympic subsequently held every four years.



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- ANCIENT GREECE

 In ancient Greece the exercise played an important role in the life of the Greeks. Physical exercise, gymnastics, accounted for half of the entire education. The ideal citizen was Fit the body and complete in mind and soul. The exercise training was a means of treating the main element of competition, rivalry. Early Greeks used in this way to exercise and not as a military means to prepare. Also use the exercise in medicine for therapeutic purposes. The ancient Greeks had developed a comprehensive exercise training system that is very similar to the current one. In this system we have: - Distinction of exercises to "gymnasiums" today  to "prepare" the current preheating and "construction" corresponding to our main part of exercise training.- Discrimination by purpose. If the exercise training was for entertainment, to the symmetry of the body or its purpose was to prepare for a new struggles. - Distinction according to the body part to be exercised. 



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THE  GAMES
 The games in antiquity was connected with religion. Each organization made to honor a god who was patron of these games. He was athletic and qualify and monitor were men only. For women had their own struggles the Heraea. The main Panhellenic games in ancient Greece were four: the Olympia (the most important of all), the Pythia, Isthmia and Nemea Heraea for the women.


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 - THE PYTHIA
 They began in 586 BC and ended in 393 or 394 AD with the Olympics. These games in honor of Apollo. Held every four years and the third year of each Olympiad. Location where it was Delphi and the prize a laurel wreath.




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- ISTHMIA

 Games in honor of their patron, the god Poseidon. The games began in 583 BC and ended in 360 AD and held every three years, the first and third year of each Olympiad. committing place had the Isthmus. The prize of the games was the branch of palm or pine wreath.




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 - NEMEA
 They began in 571 BC and reached as 200m. Becoming the third year of each Olympiad and every four years at Nemea.
  In honour of god Zeus and the prize was a wreath of celeri.

- COMPETITIONS 
The events of ancient Greece are what have come to our days and are classic sports. The games are the road wrestling, boxing, pankration, the discus, the javelin, jumping, pentathlon and horse racing competitions. Of these pankration and chariot events not today.
 

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-WRESTLING 

One of the oldest and most popular events of the ancients. Fighting in a dug part that filled with sand. How exactly they were fighting not accurately known to us. Our several witnesses say that there is much in common with the modern wrestling. The methods used to overthrow his opponent, the attitude of the wrestlers in the early stages of the event, the neck handles, waist, wrists, and the initial attitude of the wrestlers were similar to today.




 
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- OLYMPIA (OLYMPIC GAMES)

It was the most important of the Panhellenic Games of antiquity. They began in 776p.Ch. around and ended in 393 or 394 AD Held every four years in Olympia. These games in honor of Zeus and the prize was a wreath of wild olive, the olive branch.


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 -SPECIAL OLYMPIC GAMES
-The Special Olympics are the Paralympics for disabled people which took place in 2004 in Athens, the Special Olympics for people with mental retardation and multiple disabilities who were held in 2011 in Athens and the Olympics of deaf who were to take place in 2013 in Athens, but were canceled due to the Greek debt crisis.