Category Archives: Ancient Olympic Games

The Olympic Games in the ancient world (Part 2)

In the 4th century BC, the first cases of corruption appeared, by trying to buy victory and casted a shadow over the games. The Hellenistic period of the Olympic Games was dominated by professional athletes. So, the Greek public and … Continue reading

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The Olympic Games in the ancient world (Part 1)

The history of sports is considered as a part of our cultural history. The oldest document of sporting contests of the Greeks is found in Homer’s Iliad. Here, games are described, which have been held in honour of the murdered Patroclus … Continue reading

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Welcome to my Blog!

Hello Readers, Welcome to my Blog! When my lecturer announced that everyone of my sports-journalism class has to write a Blog, I began to think about the diversity of sports topics. Many questions appeared, like: Where are the origins of … Continue reading

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