Thursday, July 26, 2012

Chariot Racing

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    Ancient Greek chariot racing was a very popular  sport . It was popular but dangerous to the horse and the driver. When you played chariot racing you had to have lots of strength. Sadly this dangerous and well known sport from many years ago is not in modern Olympics any more.

     As you may not no more than twenty thousand men went to watch the competitors of the chariot racing  compete in a hippodrome. A hippodrome is a l arena were the driver and his horse  would compete .Chariot racing is a very, very dangerous sport, which is probably why we don't have it in our Olympics now.



Monday, July 23, 2012

Why Bees Sting?

Normally bees sting if they are provoked or annoyed. They become alarmed when you try to kill them, or drive them away. So using their weapon that nature has given them, they sting you  for self defence.

With a fine sharp, barbed, stinger the worker bee  stings. When you have been  stung, you have also been injected with a drop of poison .

We often hear that a bee  dies  after stinging a person. Normally a person who is stung knocks a offending bee away which tears its stinger from its body. Badly injured, the bee  dies.

As true to say if we don’t pull a bee away from its body the bee can sting as often as we allow it.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Ancient Greek Wrestling

Have you ever wondered what was ancient wrestling like?Well if you were then you're reading the right post.

If you're wondering where young men would train, they would train at a public place called a palestra. It  was a wrestling school for any young man who wanted to learn wrestling. It was even a school subject.

The reason why young men wanted to do wrestling was because they wanted to train for war. So every time they would go out to fight they would always win. This was until the Romans came along and won took over from the Greek empire.

Wrestling was very popular among the young men. If you didn’t know, wrestling could be won by throwing your opponent 3 times or by forcing him to surrender . The fighters would get many cuts from their gloves their opponent would wear.

Well there you go,you have read all my facts that I have found out about ancient wrestling.Thanks for reading!

Olympic Flame

“Swifter,Higher,Stronger” is the motto for the Olympic games.The saying   encourages athletes to try their best effort , and no matter what happens as long as they tried it is victory for them.So the most important thing is not to win but to take part.  

Lit in Olympia which is in Greece   the flame for the olympic games  is the best and well known features of the game.The flame is a memory of the origins of the olympics.After being lit by the sun’s rays it is then carried by relay through all of europe to the Olympic host  city.

On the opening of the olympic games, the torch is brought into the stadium.It is then transferred from the base it was in then  to the cauldron.After being transferred to the cauldron the flame countinues to burn for the entire length of the games.When the games finish the flame is then extinguished which means the games are over.

Here are the links to the photos
Cauldron Photo
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Close Up Of Flame Photo
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Just click on the Highlighted Yellow Words.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Olympic Flag

Olympic Flag Photo

The 5 Olympic interlocking rings are joined  because the Olympics is when all athletes from every Nation meet.Baron Pierre de Coubertin was the one who designed the Olympic symbol.Colours Blue, Red, Black, Yellow, Green on the flag show the 5 continents which are Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania, and America.

When the Olympic games begin, the Olympic  flag is brought into the stadium.The rings on the flag   appear  on a white background.After the opening ceremony is finished the flag is hoisted up the flagpole, during the games the flag flys through the air until the closing ceremony.

Monday, July 16, 2012


This image is of me practicing my Shot-Put for the London Olympics.