A naked cook named Corobus was the first man to win in the Olympics, but then again there was only one event called the Stade a race of about 210 yards. Which was first held in 776BC! Since then the Olympics continued every four years until 393 CE where it was abolished by the Christian emperor Theodosios as he thought the Olympics were influenced by witchcraft and the devil.
As luck would have it, 1500 years later a man called Pierre De Coubertin who was French had the idea to regenerate and set out a new era for the Olympics.
It’s not always been a smooth ride for the Olympics from those early days it’s true that there have been some problems. However, the true spirit of the games have really built camaraderie for each competing team. It is thought that the 2012 Olympics are going to be spectacular, the best of event in the world. New sports are being added and what with the latest technological will make this the most watched event in the history of TV.
Being able to take part in cheering on the Olympians gives people throughout the world excitement and wonder watching the competitors give their all and push their talents and their bodies to the ultimate test. The originators of the Olympics back in 776 BC would be proud of where the games have gone. The basic premise is the same to push athletes to their max, but the games themselves have become an international harbinger of good will.
It is sad at times when countries for whatever reason have had to withdrawn or were banned. However, the majority enter the games with a positive attitude towards having fun and enjoyment. The games have to be the number one dream on all athletes minds.
You can bet that even as you read this, preparations are already being made in London for the 2012 games. And, that is another thing the Olympic games offer, their host cities always get an economic boost from the games and become a part of competitive athletic history.
The Olympic grounds in London will become permanent reminders for this wonderful historic event. Londoners are some of the proudest people in the world and they cant wait to show off their countries best city to the fans and athletes of the world. ” the city of London rules OK, the Olympics 2012 rules OK, bring it on!