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Reporting todays Olympic games is like a technological masterpiece The athletes compete in many events their times and scores are tallied and sent worldwide by satellites and high-tech computers within seconds Each event is carefully watched and recorded with a sense of history There was no such sense of history or records when the first Games began in Ancient Greece The first recorded champion in Greece was a sprinter Coroebus he was a cook in a near by Greek city called Elis He ran naked on a sanded course in front of thousands of spectators The course was about 630 feet long or one stad-from which the word stadium was derived His victory won him a wreath of olive leaves That was in 776 BC and this year became very important to later Greek Historians In 300 BC all time was dated by Olympiads a time span of four years between the games The Olympiad began with the first recorded foot race As far back in Greek time as anyone can remember the human body was a very beautiful thing A body of a man had glory as well as his mind that both needed discipline and
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