For international fame.
the first olympic "medals" was a branch of olive leafs
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..
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.
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.
Because today any new sport that wants to become an Olympic sport has to have both male and female athletes.
today the olympic torch is in uxbridge
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.
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.
today and it's already started
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.
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