Post

Trinidad And Tobago In The Olympics

Trinidad & Tobago, is a very small nation and is doing great things in the olympics. I want to say Hats off to them first! I love reading and knowing things, so I decided to look up the olympic games and I found out that, according to legend, the ancient Olympic Games were founded by Heracles (the Roman Hercules), a son of Zeus. Yet the first Olympic Games for which we still have written records were held in 776 BCE (though it is generally believed that the Games had been going on for many years already). At this Olympic Games, a naked runner, Coroebus (a cook from Elis), won the sole event at the Olympics, the stade - a run of approximately 192 meters (210 yards). This made Coroebus the very first Olympic champion in history.

The ancient Olympic Games grew and continued to be played every four years for nearly 1200 years. In 393 CE, the Roman emperor Theodosius I, a Christian, abolished the Games because of their pagan influences.

When I found out that the games was abolished by theodosius 1 because of their pagan influences, I wonder who started the games again, or was theodosius had no powers again because he passed?

If it won't for the olympics Trinidad would not be on the world map every four years. I am hoping today that the ladies bring the goal for us today.
Good-luck.
anyka anyka 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 10, 2012

Your Response

Cancel

trinidad and tobago won Gold!!!!!!!! yep we did it again after 36 years........