Monday, 30 April 2012

The Olympic Games And London, A Timeline of the Drama

By Anna S Lee
London first hosted the Olympic Games in 1908. Originally slated to be held in Naples, it was later on decided to have London do the honors when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 1906. Funds for the Games were diverted to rehabilitating the city of Naples so a new venue was needed. Contenders were Berlin and Milan.
In 1948, London again hosted the Games. World War II just ended and while Europe was still rebuilding its economies, it was decided that participants will bring in their own food, no new venue will be erected and that male athletes were housed at an army camp while women in dormitories.
This year, London...

Sunday, 29 April 2012

The History of Track and Field Sports

By Madan G Singh
Track and field sports are events that bring to the fore the prowess of man. Through out history Kings and rulers have held contests to commemorate an event or simply for fun and recreation. This is the origin of the track and field sports that normally include races and feats of strength like the Javelin throw and the discus throw. The ancient civilizations in Greece and India all had track and field sports, but the Greek origin is well documented and there are records available from 776 BC. Records suggest that at that time the only event was a race
But recent research by archaeologists, suggest that the games in Greece could have probably been held much earlier perhaps from the 10thor 9thcentury BC. The Games of mans prowess were held at Olympia as is ...

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Why Visit Olympia in Greece?

By Angel Vevento
Greece is situated on the tip of Balkan Peninsula. It is formally known as Hellenic Republic. This is the historical name of Greece. Greece has a very vast history. It is also considered as the cradle of Western civilization and the place of birth of democracy.
Tourism plays a very important role in the economy of Greece and that is the reason Greece is known as city of Olympia. In the last 50 years, the tourist industry of Greece has expanded more than 50 %. It expected to expand more in the coming years. There are many facilities for tourist in Greece. There are many places in Greece to visit like coast of Aegean Sea, Peloponnesus with antique Olympia, ...

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Olympia Photos Inspire Curiosity About The History Of The Olympics

By Constantinos Iliopoulos
Just looking at Olympia photos can make anyone want to jump on a plane and head out for Greece. Pictures of the Temple of Zeus and the Palaestra take you back to the very beginnings of Olympic competition and you can almost hear the pounding footsteps of the athletes as they race around the track. Those Olympia pictures also might make you curious to know more about the history of the Olympics.
It might surprise you to know that the first recorded Olympic events were held almost 2,800 years ago, in 776 BC, and scholars believe they were probably ...

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Shore Excursions That Surpass Any Expectation

By Christos Katsis
In my opinion there is no better way to explore the hidden beauties of Greece(the country with the tenth biggest coastline in the world)than a shore excursion. There are many shore excursion available throughout Greece however the shore excursions mentioned below are some of the most interesting among them.
Drive towards Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games and the most important ...