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For international fame.

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Q: Why do athletes compete in olympic games today?
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What are some Olympic athletes we have today that were inspired by other Olympic athletes?

us we inspire many athletes to compete for our countries

What rewards do athletes of today compete for?

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

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

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 are the Ancient Olympic Games so important to us today?

Because it brings everyone together from all around the world no matter what religion or background you have or are you are allowed to compete in the olympic games.

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..

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

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.

When did London last host the Olympic Games?

2012: this is the answer today.

Why are the olympic games important today?

It brings contries together

Why are the Olympic Games important to the world today?

because there is more today than befor

Who won the first Olympic games in ancient Greece?

No records remain. Though the original Olympic game were not the international games we know today.

What did the ancient Greeks invent that we still use today?

The Olympic Games.

In the Olympic games today what does a winner receive?

Large sponsorship deals.

How long is the Olympic games today?

27 July - 12 August

How is the Olympic games to us today?

The Olympic games are now a commercial enterprise far more than a sporting tournament. It is driven my sales and markets.

What similarities between the Ancient Greek Olympic Games and the Modern Olympic Games today?

why would I tell you guys can't u look it up lozers

Where is the flame lit before every modern olympic games?

The Olympic Torch today is ignited several months before the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games at the site of the ancient Olympics in Olympia, Greece.

When was the first winter olympic games held?

The first Winter Olympic games were held in 1924. Today they are held every four years, alternating with the Summer Olympics.

Is the Olympic flag is passed on to the country that holds the next Olympic games?

yes, It was passed on today to Boris Johnson, Mayor of London.

Which counrties took part in the olympic games?

It varies nowadays. The ancient games were not between countries as we understand them today.

What ancient Olympic games do you not play today?

chariot racing,javelin,discus and pankration

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

How many silver medals does Egypt get in the Olympic games?

We will not know that until the 2012 games are over, today is the opening ceremony!!