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Ceremonies, Symbols, and Traditions of the Ancient and Modern Olympics

Ancient Olympics
Ancient Olympic Ceremonies
Ancient Olympic Symbols and Traditions
Father of Modern Olympics
Modern Olympics
Modern Olympic Ceremonies
Modern Olympic Symbols and Traditions
Olympic Extras!

Welcome! This website was created to inform people about the ceremonies and symbols of the ancient and modern Olympics!

Opening Ceremony of the 1988 Olympics

100th Anniversary of the Modern Olympics
1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia

1994 Olympics Opening Ceremony
Lillehammer, Norway

The modern Olympic games are not just a sport competition, but also a jubilant unification of athletes and nations around the world. This unification dates back to ancient Greece, where the first Olympic game was held. There are many resemblances between the ancient and modern Olympics, yet there are numerous differences too. 

Sarah Nguyen

Mrs. Morris's Eighth Grade Advanced Language Arts Class

Independent Study Research Project

April 20, 2004

"The important thing in life is not the victory but the contest; the essential thing is not to have won but to have fought well.''

-Baron Pierre de Coubertin