Monday, July 30, 2012

The Olympic Flame

The Olympic flame is ignited buy the sun. It keeps burning until the games’ closing.

The Olympic games were started in ancient greece the flame was first lit by a curved mirror the woman use the sun to light torch. Once the flame is lit a woman that is wearing a ancient robe will show everyone around and she will light a little bowl that has oil and it is used to light the olympic flame. Runners run to the host city before they run to the stadium.

At the opening ceremony the flame is the most important part of the games. The flame stays alight throughout the games.

Friday, July 27, 2012


The modern marathon was when the Greeks won the battle against the Persians and the leader of the Greeks sent a soldier named Pheidippides to tell the people that they won. And he ran from marathon city to Athens. But once got there he shouted “Niki” and collapsed and died.
In 1896 the Pheidippides run was revived and called a marathon.
Now in the Olympics they do a marathon it is the last event in the Olympic games.
Over the past there have been amazing heroic feats and dramatic finishes in the marathon event.

Monday, July 16, 2012


Today is the first day of term three and we are learning about Olympics. The Olympics are when countries all around the world and people show of what their talents. I like the long jump because I like how fast they can run and jump. I think that this term is going to be cool.