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Ancient Olympics Venue



Ancient Summer Games: The Summer Games were hosted in the ancient city of Olympia. The first Ancient Summer Games have been recorded in the history to be held in 776 BC. The Games were organized as a part of the Olympic Festival in honor of the Olympian gods. The Summer Games were held for nearly twelve centuries. The games were banned by the Roman Emperor Theodosius I in 393 A.D. as a protest against paganism.


Venue of the Ancient Summer Games: The ancient city of Olympia was a sanctuary of ancient Greece in Elis. Olympia was the venue of the Ancient Summer Games. There were many buildings in the sanctuary of Olympia. Prytaneion and the Philippeion and array of treasuries representing the various city states were situated to the north of Olympia. To the south of these treasuries, lied the Metroon with the Echo Stoa in the east. The South Stoa and the Bouleuterion were located to the south of the sanctuary. The palaistra, the workshop of Pheidias, the Gymnasion and the Leonidaion were situated to the west of Olympia. The temples of Hera and Zeus, the Pelopion and the area of the altar were enclosed within the Temenos. The hippodrome and later stadium were also to the east of the sanctuary. There was a gigantic statue of Zeus in the temple of Zeus, made in ivory and gold in Olympia. The running events were held in the stadium.





Team USA defeated team Serbia to win its third straight basketball gold medal in Men’s Basketball tournament. The winning team’s coach Mike Krzyzewski was utmost delighted with his team’s victory on the final day of Rio 2016 Olympic Games. USA won by a 19-15 lead and this is their 25th straight victory at the Olympic Games in addition to the 15th straight victory in the basketball tournament. 

Mo Farah of Great Britain has bagged the gold by winning the 5000 meters final and completed the double double. According to media reports, with this victory Farah has become the second man in the history of Olympics to be able to successfully defend his 5000 and 10000 Olympic championships. His victory is being hailed on Twitter with some calling him the greatest long distance runner of all time. Meanwhile, the silver medal has gone to Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo and Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia has bagged the bronze.

In the women's event, Caster Semenya of South Africa won the Olympic gold in the 800m. She won in one minute 55.28 seconds.  Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi won the silver medal and Kenya's Margaret Nyairera Wambui bagged the bronze.

Chen Long of China has taken gold medal in the Rio Olympics 2016 after defeating Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, who has won a silver in men’s badminton today. Lee was facing pressure not to lose the match. He beat Lin Dan of China in the semi-final. Lee and Lin, both are considered to be the best players of their time. With Lee’s defeat, Malaysia has missed out the chance of getting an Olympic gold medal.

 

Italy came up with a win and is heading to men's volleyball final against Brazil, after defeating USA. The US men's volleyball team tried all their survival skills, but could not stand in front of Italy. The winning team's thriller was 30-28, 26-28, 9-25, 25-22, 15-9. After it was over, US coach John Speraw said that the team was not skilled enough and they did not execute on some of the opportunities, which Italy flawlessly did

French boxer Estelle Mossely celebrated her 24th birthday by winning a gold medal in Women’s lightweight boxing championship. She defeated China’s Yin Junhua after the end of four rounds that had the two defending champions leveled on the scorecards of three judges. The bronze medals were earned by Mira Potkonen of Finland and Anastasia Beliakova of Russia.

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