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The Olympic Games

November 28, 2009

The Olympic Games are a multi-sport competition held every four years.The olympic games started  in ancient Greece in 776 BC.They were  held  in Athens.In the ancient Olympic gammes there were  only a few sporting events and only men  could take part in them.

The first modern Olympic games were held in Athens in 1896.There are a lot of  sporting events in the modern olympic games and both men and women can take part in them.

In the ancient olympic games the winners received a wreath made of wild olive leaves.In the Olympic games of  today  the  winners receive medals.The winner gets  a gold medal and the second and the third  get silver and bronze medals.

In the olympic games held in the year 2000 in Sydney ,Sri Lakas’s  Susanthika Jayasinghe won the bronze medal for the women’s 200 metre race.

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