Thursday, July 19, 2012

Greek wrestling

Greek boys were taught how to wrestle in school. They trained in a palestra. A palestra is a large place where they were they train. A palestra is also a gymnasium.

They were trained because there was a lot of war and fighting. The greek liked to take over other countries. And it was a part of self defence. After they were trained they could fight against the romans.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

olympic flag

Did you know that Baron Pierre De Coubertin invented the five Olympic Rings? The Olympic Rings are five different colours blue, black, red, yellow, green and white behind. The colours are representing all five different continents’ flags which is Africa, Europe, Oceania, Asia and America.

Every four years the Olympic games start. When the olympics start a flag with the five rings and a white background appear in the stadium. When the opening ceremony starts the flag gets hoisted up onto the flagpole and when the games end the flag gets lowered down.

Did you know that the Motto of the Olympic games is Swifter, Higher, Stronger. Did you know that the latin name for swifter, higher, stronger is Citius Altius Fortius. It is a good motto for the olympics.

The Olympic flame or torch is carried in a relay all the way to the host city it is an old tradition. The torch is lit in ancient greece By the sun raise. The host city this london this year.

As the flame gets carried into the stadium they light on a cauldron. It carries on until the end of the games. When the flame is out the stadium is lonely.

Monday, July 16, 2012