Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Olympic 2012


    The Olympic Games are a major international event featuring summer and winter sports, in which thousands of athletes participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games have come to be regarded as the world’s foremost sports competition. Olympic Games occur every four years within their respective seasonal games

                 The Olympic Games started at Olympia in Greece in 776 BC. The Greek calendar was based on the Olympiad, the four-year period between games. The games were staged in the wooded valley of Olympia in Elis. Here the Greeks erected statues and built temples in a grove dedicated to Zeus, 
supreme among the gods. The greatest shrine was an ivory and gold statue of 
Zeus. Created by the sculptor Phidias, it was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Scholars have speculated that the games in 776 BC were not the first games, but rather the first games held after they were organized into festivals held every four years as a result of a peace agreement between the city-states of Elis and Pisa. The Eleans traced the founding of the Olympic Games to their King Iphitos,

 who was told by the Delphi Oracle to plant the olive tree from which the victors' wreaths were made.
                The Olympic Games are going to be held on July 2012 at World’s most popular city London. Eyes of world are now at London to see the champions on ground. In 21st century, the Olympic Games have become world’s most favorite and most watched sports. Some of these adjustments include the creation of the Winter Games for ice and winter sports, the Paralympics Games for athletes with a physical disability, and the Youth Olympic Games for teenage athletes. One can buy Olympic Tickets on inexpensive rate from Global Ticket Market.

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