The campers loved creating a portrait of an ancient Olympian. Winners of events in the ancient Olympics did not receive a medal, but instead got a special crown made of olive leaves from a sacred olive tree near Zeus’ temple in Olympia.
ABOUT THE ANCIENT OLYMPICS
The Ancient Greeks were the creators of the first Olympics. The modern Olympics that you watch on TV every two years are a result of what the Ancient Greeks started in 776 B.C., though the games looked very different 2800 years ago. In the ancient Olympics, only men could compete in the competitions. Women were not even allowed to watch, though maybe that was okay because most Olympic athletes competed without clothes!
Ancient Olympic Facts:
•The first Olympics were held in the town of Olympia, Greece.
•The Olympics honored the god Zeus.
•During the Olympics, the Greek people stopped all war and fighting so that everyone could compete at the games in peace.
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