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Ancient Olympic Games: History

According to historical records, the first ancient Olympic Games can be traced back to 776 BC. They were dedicated to the Olympian gods and were staged on the ancient plains of Olympia. They continued for nearly 12 centuries, until Emperor Theodosius decree in 393 A.D. that all such "pagan cults" be banned. Olympia Olympia, the site of the ancient Olympic Games, is in the western part of the Peloponnese which, according to Greek mythology, is the island of "Pelops", the founder of the Olympic Games. Imposing temples, votive buildings, elaborate shrines and ancient sporting facilities were combined in a site of unique natural and mystical beauty. Olympia functioned as a meeting place for worship and other religious and political practices as early as the 10th century B.C. The central part of Olympia was dominated by the majestic temple of Zeus, with the temple of Hera parallel to it.   The Games and religion The Olympic Games were closely linked to the religious fest

Modern Olympic Games:History

The very first modern Olympic Games opened in the first week of April 1896. Since the Greek government had been unable to fund construction of a stadium, a wealthy Greek architect, Georgios Averoff, donated one million drachmas (over $100,000) to restore the Panathenaic Stadium, originally built in 330 BCE, with white marble for the Olympic Games. Since the Games were not well publicized internationally, contestants were not nationally chosen but rather came individually and at their own expense. Some contestants were tourists who happened to be in the area during the Games. Athletes wore their athletic club uniform rather than a national team one. Pole vaulting, sprints, shot put, weight lifting, swimming, cycling, target shooting, tennis, marathon and gymnastics were all events at the first Olympics. The swimming events were held in the Bay of Zea in the Aegean Sea. Gold medalist, Alfred Hoyos Guttmann described it: "I won ahead of the others with a big lead, but my greates

Shaheed Bhagat Singh: A True Comrade!!!

One of the most inspirational icons of the Indian freedom struggle, Bhagat Singh was born on September 28, 1907 in the Khatkar Kalan village near Banga in the Lyallpur district of Punjab. Born into a Sikh family with a proud legacy of revolutionary activities against the British rule, Bhagat Singh cultivated his revolutionary zeal from a tender age. The notorious Jalianwala Bagh Massacre in 1919 left an indelible scar on the mind of Bhagat Singh and soon he took up the membership of the youth organization Naujawan Bharat Sabha. Apart from mingling with noted revolutionaries such as Chandrasekhar Azad, Bhagat Singh worked relentlessly to garner opposition against the British. In 1928, when the Simon Commission came to India, it was met with peaceful protests all over the country. During one such protest march in Lahore on October 30, veteran leader Lala Lajpat Rai was mercilessly beaten up by police chief Scott and Lala later succumbed to the fatal injuries. Bhagat Singh, who witnessed

Che Guevara: Most Influential Icon of the Youth!

When I took pen to write about my favorite role model hero Argentine born Cuban Marxist revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara my taught becomes hotter and my words became like fire. Rebel youth icon recognized across the globe without any discrimination.Che known for its fighting spirit,firing thought,gunning action and inspiring ideology.When Americans gunned down Che everyone thought its end of the legendary Che ideology but it starting point of the Che legacy. BIRTH LIFE:- Born:-June 14,1928 in Rosario,Argentina Father:-Ernesto Guevara Lynch Mother:-Celia de la Serna y Llosa Siblings:- 2 brothers and 2 sisters Status:-Irish and Spanish Descent. Religion:-Atheist Che right from birth is known for fighting spirit. Since Childhood Che was affected by acute asthma even then he loved swimming,ruby etc.Since Che's parents were leftist leaning he was incorporated with wide political teachings.Che father declared his son as"the first thing to note is that in my son's veins flowed t