The Olympic Games and our section "Did you know it?"
Wed, 30 May 2012
This week, we'll write some words on the Olympic Games. You'll discover their history, their origins and especially the categories which have been dedicated to them on Delcampe. Since the 2012 Summer Olympic Games will soon take place, this is a very good opportunity to have a look at them.
Then finally, we'll give you some good tips in our section "Did you know it?". Don't forget this section which is usually helpful.
Have a good time reading this !
Your Delcampe Team
SPORTING EVENT / The Olympic Games have been created, as their name implies, in Olympia, Greece, in the 8th century BC. They were celebrated in honor of the Greek gods, such as Zeus - the biggest god in Ancient Greece.
However in the 4th century AD, they were abolished by the Roman emperor Theodosius I who put an end to a series of pagan practices.
In 1896, Pierre de Coubertin, French educationalist and historian, took the initiative to revive the Games. They took place, symbolically, in Athens and since then are celebrated every 4 years.
This year will be organized the Summer Olympic Games in London from 27th July until 12th August. It is in the heart of the British capital that 26 olympic sports will be represented among which: athletics, badminton, cycling, tennis, ...
It is thus the opportunity to discover or rediscover our categories dedicated to the Olympic Games !
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