The ancient origins of the Olympics


Listening — Intermediate Level
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  1. For the first 13 games, the Ancient Greek Olympics featured only the   .

  2. The combined running, jumping, wrestling, javelin throwing and discus hurling are known as the   .

  3.   became the first Olympic champion in 776 BC.

  4.   tore away his loincloth so he could race unimpeded.

  5.   was a no holds barred fight which involved only eye gouging and biting.


Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

  1. Are you a fan of Olympic games? Why? Why not?

  2. Do you have any favorite athlete/s? Who are they?

  3. If you're into Olympic games, what are your favorite sports/events?


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