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Year Nine Classics sets out to compare the Ancient Olympic Games with those to be held in London in 2012.

Jessica Ennis

JC Jessica Ennis was born 28 January 1986 in Sheffield she is a British athlete specialising in multi-eventing disciplines and 100m hurdles. A member of the City of Sheffield Athletic Club, she is the current World and European heptathlon champion … Continue reading

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Benjamin Pipes

FMg Benjamen Pipes has spoken of his passion to see his Olympic dream come to London 2012. The 22-year-old is the Great Britain volleyball captain and because a host nation gets a place in every event at an Olympic Games, … Continue reading

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Modern athletes and their diets

WD   Athletes need a very carefully planned out diet. They need lots of carbohydrates and this is an average day for the athletes, food wise. They would have 75% of their calories in just carbohydrates per day. A pre-game … Continue reading

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Ancient Exercise

PW The Olympic festival lasted about 5 days but the preparation took the whole of the preceding year. During the period of the Olympics, villagers would all exercise but only a few would take part in the events compared with  … Continue reading

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Ancient Olympics: Training

CS The preparations for the Olympics in Ancient times started 10 months before the actual event and the also the Athletes had to swear an oath that they would be strict with their training; this rule would seem odd to … Continue reading

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Chris Hoy

GL ‘Mourning routine is very important’ – He gets up at 7:45 and makes coffee, he loves it and grinds the beans himself. Vitamins are vital in his diet and so he makes fresh juice as well. The fruit and … Continue reading

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An Athlete’s Preparation for the Ancient Olympics

FM The whole of the Olympic festival lasted 5 days. Apparently, the sport facilities at Olympia weren’t used during the time in between the festivals. Any undergrowth which had appeared was cut and the courses had to be dug and … Continue reading

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Ancient Olympics – Origins

GA The Olympic Games were founded in Greece in Olympia. The ancient Greeks had chosen the most quiet, peaceful and as well as the beautiful landscape. The Olympic Games were the most important celebrations of all those celebrated by the … Continue reading

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Jessica Ennis

HW “I am so happy and excited. What a fantastic end to a great year and way to start a new one. I do, however, have the 2012 Games to focus on first – then my wedding plans!” Ennis, 24, … Continue reading

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An Explanation of the Origins

OM The ancient Games were held in honour of the Greek gods. Our modern Olympiad is a period of four years which is associated with the Olympic games of classical Greece. The first Olympiad lasted from the summer of 776 … Continue reading

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