Tuesday, 9 August 2016

The Olympic Games

Olympic Games is a sport event that happens every four years. More than two hundred nations participate in the games. The games have grown so much nearly all nations around the world are being represented, by their top athletes.

The Olympics started off with just one sport. 100 meter race. Only men participated the event. No women were allowed, only single women. The first games began in 1896. The games were held in honour of  Zeus, king of the gods, and were staged every four years at Olympia. These days women are able to compete in the Olympic games. Unlike the ancient Olympic games women were not able to participate.

This year the Olympics are being held in Rio. More than eleven thousand athletes are competing against each other this year. On the fifth of August 2016 was the opening ceremony for the Olympics. A lot of countries were called out and all their athletes walked out into the stadium proudly. More than one hundred athletes are representing New Zealand.

I look forward to seeing the closing ceremony for the Olympics because I can’t wait to see how they are going to celebrate. Hopefully you’ve learnt some facts about the Olympics. Bye!

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