Modern Day Olympics Essay

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The Olympics have been around for centuries an event that has been life changing for the participants and the countries that get the privilege to host as well. For centuries now, we have gotten to see the evolution of one of the greatest events ever thought of allowing athletes the opportunity to compete at the highest level, while representing their countries proudly. This event would not be what it is today if it weren 't for the Ancient Greeks getting it started in 776 B.C.E. Since getting it start back then, it has evolved into one of the most popular events in the world and continues to evolve with the growing population and fan base that it has gained throughout history. Modern-day Olympics and the Ancient Greek version are vastly different …show more content…
This is not surprising at all because during that time people did not have much choice in what they were allowed to do and believe because they wanted to please the leader of their country. Although, Today’s Olympics have very little to do with religion, there is a big similarity in that both Ancient Greece Olympics and modern day Olympics both have healthy competition to see who is the best at that sport. Modern day Olympics might be centered on competition and not religious practices, but we know where we got the idea. Today 's Olympics allow the best athletes in the world to showcase their talent and prove what nation is best at what sport just like in Ancient …show more content…
Today there are 56 events athletes can compete in. Some of those events include beach volleyball, diving, and basketball just to name a few. For many years it was just the summer Olympics, but that has evolved into the winter Olympics which were implemented in 1924, allowing more athletes the opportunity to showcase their skills in cold weather sports like bobsledding, skiing and figure skating (First Winter). This has allowed not only the athletes opportunities, but it has created more fan exposure and national interest all across the

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