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

An Athlete’s Preparation for 2012

IM Achieng Ajulu-Bushell A 16-year-old schools’ champion is on course to become the first black woman to swim for Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics after “defecting” from Kenya. At Plymouth College she has become a close friend of Tom … Continue reading

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An Ancient Olympic Build Up

PM The Ancient Olympic festival lasted for just 5 days and for the rest of the year the next Olympics was being planned. The arena wasn’t used through out the rest of the year although maybe a few villagers would … Continue reading

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Build up to the Games – An Ancient Athlete’s perspective

LP “If you have worked hard enough to render yourself worthy of going to Olympia if you have not been idle or ill-disciplined , then go with confidence but those who have not trained in this fashion let them go … Continue reading

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Welcome

We hope to be making a useful comparison between the ancient Olympic Games and those to be held in London in 2012. We will be looking at these areas: The build up to the Games for both ancient and modern … Continue reading

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