Back in 775 BC, athletes from all over Ancient Greece came together to compete in various games. The contests were held every four years and winning athletes brought honor and respect to their homelands.The tradition of the Olympic Games faded over time until 1896, when they were brought back to life. The first modern Olympics were held in Athens, Greece, with over two hundred athletes from fourte...
Age Range: 8 - 12 years
Grade Level: 3 - 7
Lexile Measure: 0750
Series: What Was?
Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: Penguin Workshop; Dgs edition (March 22, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.3 x 7.6 inches
Amazon Rank: 357847
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s. Today, nearly three thousand years after the first Games, the Summer Olympics attract one hundred thousand top athletes from over two hundred countries. Billions of fans around the world cheer on their national teams to bring back the gold.