Ancient Olympic Games 古代奥运会
1．When was the first Olympic Games held? 第一次奥运会在何时举行？
2．Where was it held? 第一次奥运会在哪里举行？
3．Who could compete in the Olympics? 什么样人可以参加奥运会?
The Olympics were open to any free born Greek in the world. There were separate men' and boys' divisions for the events.
4．Were women allowed at the Olympics? 妇女可以参加奥运会吗？
Not only were women not permitted to compete personally, married women were also barred from attending the games, under penalty of death。
5．At that time, what prizes did Olympic victors get? 古代奥运会上获胜的选手能得到何种奖励？
A crown made from olive leaves.一个由橄榄树叶做成的桂冠。
6．Where did people get the Olympic flame for the first Olympic Games? 第一次奥运会人们从哪里采集奥运圣火？
7．What was used to light the torch at that time? 那时侯用什么点燃火炬?
The sun's rays 阳光。
8．What does the torch relay stand for? 火炬传递意味着什么？
Spirit, knowledge and life.精神，知识和生命。
9．When did the Olympic Torch Relay begin? 奥运火炬传递从什么时候开始?
The concept was revived in 1928 in Amsterdam. The Olympic Torch Relay has been a tradition since 1952.
10. Was the marathon one of the ancient Olympic events? 古代奥运会有马拉松运动吗？Where did the marathon come from?马拉松运动的起源是什么？
It came from the story in the 5th century B.C. how a herald named Phidippides ran the 26 miles from Marathon to Athens to announce the Greek victory and died on the spot.