While this video looks at the ancient games, there is a bit more about the history of the modern olympics that you can watch on our website: http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4513457.htm#t=204
2016 is the 31st running of the modern Olympic Games but did you know there have actually been many more Olympics than that? We travelled back in time to see where this huge competition first started.
TEACHER RESOURCES (yr 7 History)
“Students will develop a deeper understanding of the ancient Olympic Games. They will also research an Australian athlete competing in Rio and find out more about a Summer Olympics sport.”
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