Ancient vs Modern Olympic Games Mind Map

Ancient vs Modern Olympics
Modern Olympics
Ancient Olympics
Religious - To honor the Gods, specifically Zeus
Shared Events
Foot Races
Discus throwing
Javelin Throwing
Wrestling
Long-jump
Pentathlon
Boxing
Music Accompainement - Stimulates motivation
Aulos (Double Pipe)
One Crown Winner No second or third place
Crowned with kotinos wreath - the olive wreath
Earns much honor for him and his family
Men only
Fame and Glory spread throughout Greece
Statues erected to commemorate victory
Unique events not present today
Chariot Racing
Pankration
Four horses used to pull the chariots
Most popular of all the equestrian events
Brutal combination of boxing and wrestling
No biting or gouging, but otherwise anything goes
Married women could not watch or participate
Unmarried women could watch
Must be free and of Greek descent
Social status does not matter
Held in Olympia exclusively
An important aspect of Greek life
Greek men represent their family - honor secures their family
Held Every 4 Years
Today's Events
Torch Relay
Medalists
Winter Olympics occur 2 years after Summer Olympics
Summer Olympic Sports
Basketball
Archery
Gymnastics
Swimming
Boxing / Martial Arts
Watersports
Kayaking
Canoing
Bike Sports
BMX
Road Cycling
Surfing
Winter Olympic Sports
... AND MANY MORE! (45 Total Sports)
Alpine Skiing
Bobsleigh
Curling
Figure Skating
Luge
Snowboard
Speed Skating
... AND MORE! (16 Total Sports)
First Place Medalists
Gold Medals
Second Place Medalists
Silver Medals
Third Place Medalists
Bronze Medals
First used at 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics
Torches built to resist wind and rain
Carried all the way from Olympia, Greece to its destination
Longest relay was for the Beijing Games in 2008
Any Nation Allowed to Participate
Athletes are usually Amateur, although some professionals are allowed
Over 200 nations participate actively in the modern Olympics
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