Friday, 8 July 2016


It had been 2792 year since the first ever Olympics. It was taken place in Olympia Some of the sports played 2792 years ago was running, jumping, discus throwing, wrestling, boxing, pankration, horse and chariot races, and the pentathlon. It was held in 776 BC. The ancient Olympic Games came to an end in 393 AD, approximately 1000 years after they had first started.

When the Olympics first started only man was allowed while the woman had to stay behind and look after there home. I don't think that was fair because girls could have been stronger than the men but didn't get a chance to show it. But in know days man and woman are allowed to compete in any event.

If I was alive 2792 years ago one of the sports I would have liked to play would have been Running because It seems like the most non-death defying. There were three running events in the Ancient Olympics The stade, a sprinting race. The athletes ran from one side of the stadium to the other. The diaulos,  a middle distance race. The athletes ran two lengths of the stadium. The dolichos – an endurance race. The athletes ran approximately 20 lengths of the stadium.

There was a famous man named Milo of Croton. He was a famous wrestler and loved a good wrestle. Did you know the date of Milo's death is unknown, but he reportedly was attempting to tear a tree apart when his hands became trapped in a crevice in its trunk, and a pack of wolves surprised and devoured him. Another fact  is that Milo had a calf and every day he carried the calf but when it grew old he ate it. Last fact about Milo is that he wore the victory crown no more than six times.


  1. Kia orana Khaia,

    Welcome to the Winter Learning Journey! I am so happy that you have joined me and so amazed that you have already completed three activities. That is amazing!!

    I really enjoyed reading your blog about the 'No Girls Allowed' rule. I completely agree with you that both men and women should have the opportunity to compete in the games and I am really looking forward to watching our male and female athletes from New Zealand represent their country in Rio this August. It should be a great games!

    I also enjoyed reading about your choice of sport and your fun facts. I can't imagine what it must have been like to carry a calf around your neck every day until it became a large cow. That must have been so difficult!

    Well, I hope that you continue to participate in the Winter Learning Journey. You have done so well already. Keep it up!

    Cheers, Rachel

  2. Hi Khaia,

    I couldn't agree with you more! The modern day Olympic Games invite both men and women to participate and that is the most fair way to go. The games were held at a time when men and women did not have equal status in society and the rule reflected the culture of the time. Thank goodness we now live at a time when both genders are equally respected.

    Keep it up!


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