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us we inspire many athletes to compete for our countries

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Why do athletes compete in olympic games today?

For international fame.

What awards were given to athletes at the first olympic games and what awards are given today?

the first olympic "medals" was a branch of olive leafs

Do Olympians get paid?

In today's Olympic Games, the majority of athletes are professionals who are paid to play their sport. In addition, many countries pay their athletes a bonus if they win a medal..

What are the similarities between modern Olympic games and Greek Olympic games?

Greek Olympic Games inspired modern Olympic Games. One similaritty is the time between the events. In old Greek, Olympic Games happens every year, but only each four years happens the Olympic Games dedicated to Zeus, the major god in Olimpo. Other similaritie is the competittion between regions, today, countries. Other point is the competittion in running, the oldest sport in Olympic Games. More than that, the fire to make open the event is inspired in old Greek.

How many athletes train for the Olympics?

today tens of thousands of people come to participate in the olympic games but back in the ancient times only the villagers of Greece participated in the games There are 11,028 Athletes in the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games.

Why isn't sumo wrestling in Olympics?

Because today any new sport that wants to become an Olympic sport has to have both male and female athletes.

Where did the Olympic torch arrive today?

today the olympic torch is in uxbridge

Who thought up the Olympics?

The Greeks thought up the Olympics centuries ago. Since the Greeks were proud of their athletes, they wanted them to display their skills on a global stage. While the first Olympic games mainly consisted of Greek, Trojan, and other domestic athletes, it would be the spark of a global sporting phenomenon that continues today.

How where greek atheletes treated by citizens?

Olympic athletes where treated worse than today. When an Olympic athlete messes up the crowd would be allowed to toss objects at them, but if an Olympic athlete does good such as score a point or win then they are allowed to run up to the crowd and grab objects from them such as clothing or jewelry. By:NUCLEAR xPUDDIN

Who are two of todays top athletes that help to advertise Nike?

Some of today's top athletes who help to advertise Nike include Tiger Woods and LeBron James. Other top athletes include Michael Jordan and Pete Sampras.

What prize did the ancient olympic athletes win?

Ancient Olympic athletes won a crown of leaves, sometimes dipped in gold, from the sacred tree at Olympia and a vase of olive oil with pictures of battle scenes or Olympic events. The olive oil was to sell and sometimes they also sold the vase. These are ranging from smallish to half the size of a grown man. There are still many olive oil vases today. Sometimes athletes got a statue of themselves if they were really good. The glory of winning was sometimes the best prize you could get.

What time do the athletes enter the stadium today?

today and it's already started

Is basketball presently an Olympic sport?

no basketball is not presently an Olympic sport today

Where is the olympic torch today?


When was NBC's Today show first aired?

NBC's Today show first aired on January 4th 1952. Today was the first show of it's kind. It has since inspired a lot of other shows. The format of the show was also copied in other countries.

What is the importance of the olympic games today?

The importance of the Olympic games today is that it brings different cultures together. All countries are united in this athletic occasion.

What was life like for athletes?

Most would hear about Greek athletes from the first Olympics. Athletes often participated in the Olympics as a challenge to earn the winning title of the best athlete. For training, most athletes trained hard, but most had to run nude. And the events in the Olympics included Discus, Track, chariot racing and other sports that are still used in today's Olympics.

Have the Olympic rings changed today?

no they haven't

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How was the olympic games in ancient Greece the same as today's olympic games?

They both had people in it and judges and prizes

Why are the Olympic Games important to the world today?

because there is more today than befor

What rewards do athletes of today compete for?

They compete for money and/or medals ..i think.

When is the olympic torch coming to newry?

today and tomorrow

What are the main Olympic events today?

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How has the Phoenician alphabet influenced today's alphabets?

The Phoenician alphabet inspired the Hebrew/Aramaic Alphabet, which inspired the Greek Alphabet, which in turn, inspired the Latin Alphabet that we use for English.