Culture of the Winter Olympics

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1. History of the Olympics

1.1. The first Olympics can be traced back to 776 BC.

1.2. The first Olympics games were dedicated to the Olympian Gods and were held at the plains of Olympia.

1.2.1. The Olympics games were created as a religious event in honor of King Zeus. Competitions were held every four years and representatives from different city-states were chosen. Ancient Olympic Sports - running, long jump, discus, pankration


1.4. During ancient times, people competed in pentathlons, which included running, swimming, and the discuss throw. Ancient games also included boxing, wrestling, jumping, equestrian events.


2. Ancient Traditions

2.1. Competitors in the ancient games would participate in the nude. Many believe that Olympians competed in the nude because "only a barbarian would be embarrassed by his nakedness"


2.1.2. The winners of the ancient Olympic games were treated like Gods. They were rewarded with wreaths from an olive tree, heaps of money, and were told they never had to pay taxes again. The tradition of lighting a flame at the beginning of the games began because it was representative of the gods and their spirits.

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3. Sports

3.1. Freestyle Skii

3.1.1. It was developed in the United States in the 1960s Best of Freestyle Skiing Compilation HD

3.2. Snowboarding

3.2.1. winter sport which was first contested in Norway in the late 19th century Snowboarding - Slopestyle Final - Full Replay | Lillehammer 2016 Youth Olympic Games

3.3. Bobsleigh

3.3.1. The various types of sleds came several years before the first tracks were built in St. Moritz, Switzerland, where the original bobsleds were adapted upsized luge/skeleton sleds designed by the adventurously wealthy to carry passengers Bobsleigh - Men's Two-Man Heats 1 & 2 | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

3.4. Figure Skating

3.4.1. Part of the Summer Olympics in 1908 and 1920; Part of the first Winter Olympics in 1924 to today The Best of ladies Figure Skating

3.5. Skii jumping

3.5.1. winter sport which was first contested in Norway in the late 19th century

3.6. Play the Match-UP game to test your knowledge!

3.6.1. Winter Sport Match- UP

4. Countries

4.1. Flag of Brazil

4.1.1. Capital: Brasilia : They participated in the Winter Olympics since 1992, though to this date no Brazilian athlete has won an Olympic medal in winter sports. The country's best result in the Winter Olympics was a ninth-place finish achieved by snowboarder Isabel Clark Ribeiro. Isabel Clark

4.2. Flag of Argentina

4.2.1. Capital: Buenos Aires : The nation has never won yet any Winter Olympics Games in history.

4.3. Flag of the United States

4.3.1. Capital: Washington D. C. : At 17, Chloe Kim became the youngest woman to win an Olympic snowboarding gold medal during the Winter Games. Kim dominated two amazing runs on the women’s snowboard halfpipe, earning her the first place spot on the medal podium. Chloe Kim

4.4. Flag of Greece

4.4.1. Capital: Athens : In 776 B.C.E, about three thousand years ago, the first Olympic Games took place. Originally, the games were part of a religious festival to honor Zeus. He was the god of the sky and the leader of the Greek gods who lived on Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece.

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