What Are the Summer Olympics?

What Are the Summer Olympics?

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Synopsis

Back in 775 BC, athletes from all over Ancient Greece came together to compete in various games. The contests were held every four years and winning athletes brought honor and respect to their homelands.The tradition of the Olympic Games faded over time until 1896, when they were brought back to life. The first modern Olympics were held in Athens, Greece, with over two hundred athletes from fourteen countries. Today, nearly three thousand years after the first Games, the Summer Olympics attract one hundred thousand top athletes from over two hundred countries. Billions of fans around the world cheer on their national teams to bring back the gold.

Book Details

Publisher

Penguin USA

Released

Mar 22, 2016

Language

english

ISBN

9780399542909

Age Level

Children's - Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
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