The Olympics

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The Olympics by Mind Map: The Olympics

1. Who

1.1. Heracles created the Olympics and built the Olympic stadium as a tribute to his father Zeus

1.2. Only men could participate in ancient times, women's games were in tribute to Hera

2. What

2.1. What are the sports now?

2.1.1. Currently, the Olympic program consists of 35 different sports, 53 disciplines, and more than 400 events.

2.2. What were the original sports?

2.2.1. Foot race, wrestling, pentathlon, horse races

3. Where

3.1. Isthmos games were every 2 years at the Isthmos of Corinth. Pythian games were 4 years near Delphi. The most famous games held at Olympia took place every four years.

4. Why

4.1. The Greeks invented sports games as a way of honouring their Gods.

4.2. Ceremonies, sacrifices, musical contests, political meetings

5. Summer Olympics

5.1. Every 2 years

5.1.1. Includes 28 sports with 38 disciplines.

6. Winter Olympics

6.1. Every 4 years

6.1.1. Includes seven sports with 15 disciplines.

7. When

7.1. Began in 776 BCE

7.2. Next Olympic Games is Beijing 2022

7.3. International Olympic Committee (IOC) was founded in 1894

8. Sources

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9. Interesting Facts

9.1. Became less popular after gladiator fighting began

9.2. 6th century B.C.E., wrestler Milo of Croton, the only athlete in history to win a victory in six Olympics.

9.3. The Olympics are one of the world's largest media events.

9.4. Greece normally marches first, because of its historical status as the origin of the Olympics, while the host nation marches last.