The History Of The Olympics

This fantastic 7 minute animated video of the history of the Olympic games was put together by the International Olympic Committee.

Some highlights include: during the Olympics, all war would cease (!); the first game can be traced to 776 B.C.E.; all men, regardless of class, could participate (women were allowed later); the competitions — originally one day, later extended to five days — included foot races, long jump, discus throw, boxing, and chariot races.

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