The Origins of the Olympics

Steve Love

Listening — Advanced Level
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Watch the video and answer the questions

  1. The Olympics began as a  

  2. What is an olympiad?

  3. The ancient Greeks believed that competition fostered  

  4. What other types of activities did the ancient Olympics include?

  5. What did the Olympics first offer as their only competition?

  6. What is 'Pankration'?

  7. Who banned the Olympic games in 371 AD?


Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

  1. What is your favorite competition in the Olympics? Why?

  2. What is your favorite athlete? Why?

  3. What were the Olympic games that you followed the most? Why?

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