UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA
WHY DOES EVERY SPORTSMAN WANT TO BECOME AN OLYMPIC CHANPION?
1. Table of contents
32. ANTIQUE OLYMPIC GAMES Ã¯Â¿Â½
53. OLYMPIC SPORTS Ã¯Â¿Â½
53.1. SUMMER OLYMPIC SPORTS Ã¯Â¿Â½
53.2. WINTER OLYMPIC SPORTS Ã¯Â¿Â½
63.3. CURRENT SUMMER OLYMPIC SPORTS Ã¯Â¿Â½
63.4. SPORTS PRESENTATION Ã¯Â¿Â½
74. SLOVENIAN ACHIEVEMENTS ON THE OLYMPIC GAMES Ã¯Â¿Â½
84.1. THE OLYMPIC COMITEE OF SLOVENIA Ã¯Â¿Â½
84.2. SUCCESSFUL SLOVENIAN SPORTSMEN Ã¯Â¿Â½
105. THE EFFECT OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES TO THE HOST COUNTRY (ECONOMIC ASPECT OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES) Ã¯Â¿Â½
126. BEIJING OLYMPIC GAMES Ã¯Â¿Â½
136.1. BEIJING OLYMPIC EMBLEM AND MASCOT Ã¯Â¿Â½
146.2. OLYMPIC SPORTS AND VENUES AT BEIJING 2008 OLYMPICS Ã¯Â¿Â½
146.3. OLYMPIC VENUES IN OTHER CITIES Ã¯Â¿Â½
156.4. THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF HOSTING SUMMER OLYMPICS Ã¯Â¿Â½
ANTIQUE OLYMPIC GAMES
The Greeks used Olympiads as one of their methods to count years. The Olympics were of fundamental religious importance, contests alternating with sacrifices and ceremonies honouring both Zeus (whose colossal statue stood at Olympia) and Pelops, a divine hero and mythical king of Olympia, famous for his legendary chariot race, in whose honour the games were held.
In the Olympic Games could normally participate only free young men. Each man had to prepare at least ten months if he wanted to collaborate. Competitors were usually naked, not only because the weather was appropriate but also because the festival was meant to be, in part, a celebration of the achievements of the human body. Upon winning the games, the victor would have not only the prestige of being in the first place but would also be presented with...