Sunday, 10 July 2016

Weekly Activity - Activity 2 ( Day 1 )

                        Milo Of Kroton Facts

In the ancient Olympic Games the winner of each event was called the Olympionic. Instead of a gold medal, the winner had a palm leaf placed in their hands and a crown placed on their head to show that they were the winner. Arguably one of the most famous Olympionics was a man named ‘Milo of Kroton '.

The first fact about him is that Milo of Kroton was a 6th-century BC wrestler from the Magna Graecian city of Croton, who enjoyed a brilliant wrestling career and won many victories in the most important athletic festivals of ancient Greece.

Second fact about him is that Milo of Kroton was the most illustrious of athletes.

The last fact is that Milo of Kroton was a wrestler with several ancient Olympic titles under his belt. He is most widely known for his incredible feats of strength.

(BONUS)  During the ancient Olympic Games, men were allowed to compete in the events but women were not. In fact, women were often forbidden from even watching the games. In your opinion, is this a fair rule? Why or why not?
This is not a fair rule because boys and girls should be able to participate in the sports that are played in the Olympics.

Thanks and have a great holiday!!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Joshua!

    I completely agree with that both men and women have the right to compete at the Olympic Games. I think that they both have the skills and abilities that are required to compete at an elite level and that they should both be given the chance to demonstrate their skills and represent their countries. I am already getting very excited to watch our New Zealand athletes compete in the Rio Olympcis next month. It's less than a month away. Yay!

    I also really enjoyed reading your facts about Milo of Kroton. He was quite an amazing man and athlete. Apparently he used to carry a calf around on his shoulders every day as part of his training. Do you think that you could do that? I definitely couldn't!

    Keep up the great work!

    Cheers, Rachel