The Olympic Games
Depending on whom you ask, the Olympic games are a celebration of athleticism and sportsmanship, a ... read more »
Obviously, the Olympics have changed drastically since ancient times—but what was it really like back then? To get a glimpse, or to perform more extensive research of Games past, the Internet is all you’ll need.
- Believe it or not, the Olympics began as a religious festival honoring Zeus, and there were as many religious rituals and sacrifices as there were athletic events. This National Geographic News interview with Tony Perrottet, author of The Naked Olympics: The True Story of the Ancient Games, discusses characteristics of ancient Olympic Games, such as athletes competing in the nude and spectators drinking alcohol.
- You’ll find that Web sites offer slightly different accounts of Olympic history, and sometimes provide different dates. Consult a few sources to get the best overall idea.
The Games are held in the summer and winter and are characterized by different athletic events, ... read more »
The next Games are less than a year away, and the Web is already buzzing. We’ve found sites ... read more »
The Olympics are a worldwide event, and the Web can help you participate in a spirited global ... read more »
Live athletic competition is thrilling, and the Olympics are no exception. On the Web, you can plan ... read more »