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BBC - Primary History - Ancient Greeks - The Olympic Games. Shown: "An athlete prepares to throw a discus. You can also see the oil and strigil (body scraper) he'd use to clean off sweat and dust."

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The BBC offers a great interactive website on The Olympic Games and Ancient Greeks for primary grades.

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The Story of the Olympic Rings with Free Printable

Why are there 5 rings of the Olympic Games? Explore the continents of Olympic Games with FREE Printable

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The crowd that gathered for the first modern Olympic Games, held in Athens in 1896, pales in comparison to the crowd in London during the 2012 Olympics.

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The ancient origins of the Olympics | TED-Ed | Thousands of years in the making, the Olympics began as part of a religious festival honoring the Greek god Zeus in the rural Greek town of Olympia. But how did it become the greatest show of sporting excellence on earth? Armand D’Angour explains the evolution of the Olympics.

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What was it like to live in an ancient Greek family?

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Olympia, Greece. They allow you to walk all the way down to the stage and imagine what the orators saw.

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