What are the 5 characteristics of pre-modern sport?
Name the "four" sources for the origins of sport and physical education
War, Hunting, Religion, and "Fun"
Name three distinct "physical" features that make human beings such excellent sportsmen and sportswomen?
Free hand, opposable thumbs, upright posture, bi-pedal motion, stereoscopic color vision
Name the four Pan-Hellenic circuit Games
Olympic, Nemean, Isthmain, Pythian
Name the seven characteristics of modern sport
2) Equality of opportunity to compete and the conditions of competition
3) Specialization of roles
5) Bureaucratic organization
7) Quest for records
What three ancient cultures/civilizations honored the death of a prominent leader through the funeral games?
Irish, Greek, and Etruscans
What were the big three Ludi Romani (Roman Sports)?
Chariot Racing, Mock Naval Battles, Gladiatorial Games
What are the two most watched television events in human history?
The 2008 Olympic Games, and the 2010 Soccer World Cup
In what ways were the ancient Greek Olympic Games discriminatory?
Gender, Nationality, Skill level, Social Class
What was the name of the gigantic stadium (hippodrome) in Rome that housed chariot races?
Name at least "five" groups of people that fought in the gladiatorial arena?
Slaves, criminals, Christians, traitors, foreigners, free-men (autorati), cripples
The ancient Greek Olympic Games lasted for 1,170 years, between the years...?
776 B.C. - 394 A.D.
Writing carved onto stone or wooden surfaces
Greek word for sport
Greek word for excellence
The prize for a contest
A contest for a prize
-Only won a reef
-No cash prizes were awarded
Local cash prize event
Strap that was wrapped around the javelin on the wrist of the athlete
Target for the javelin
Turning post for races
Announced to the Greek people that the games would be starting in 12 months (messengers, heralds)
Greek city state located close to Olympia
Every four years they had the responsibility of organizing the Olympic games
Sacred truce or oath to Zues that would allow you safe passage to Olympia
Flower parade for the Olympic champions
Stadium, foot race
Hand weights for long jump
Used to wipe off excess materials such as sweat, oil, and dust
Holiest point of Olympia, center of the Olympic stadium
Statue to Zues throwing a thunderbolt for those who cheated
Roman word for sport
Dancer, actor, showman