Friday, 26 August 2016

Ben Johnson

In 1988 at the Olympic at the 100 meters sprint final the commentators were watching these two fastest men Ben Johnson and Carl Lewis. Ben Johnson broke a world record and came first in the 100 meter sprint final and Ben Johnson won the gold medal, Carl Lewis won the silver medal.

Suddenly Ben Johnson disqualified at the Olympics because Ben Johnson got caught taking steroids then Carl Lewis won the gold medal  At the Olympics.

Friday, 12 August 2016

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

The Olympic flame

 The Ancient Greeks started the tradition of having an Olympic flame. In Olympia a sacred flame is lit by the sun's rays and stays alight until the games have ended. The flame symbolized a request for protection from Zeus and the athletes’ struggles for victory.

The modern flame symbolizes the light of the spirit, knowledge and life. To this day, the torch is still lit in Olympia in Greece, then carried by a relay team, passing runner to runner, until it reaches the host-city of the games. There, the cauldron will be lit and stay alight until the closing ceremony.

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