Correia-Podolske, Taylor & Capo, Kathryn
Many things in the Olympics were important to the Greek people and important to us now because we can remember it. Two things that really stood out were the medals and the crown. (Olive crown) Each medal meant something else. For example, the silver medal is 2nd place, gold is 1st, and bronze is 3rd. The Olive crown meant accomplishment of something huge which is 1st place.
You’re probably wondering what the Olive crown means: a garland of olive leaves which was awarded as a token of victory. The olive crown was a constant reminder which was really expected from the person who earned it. He was a symbol of someone who had the highest achievements in the era he lived in. When people earn the crown, they have the need to feel special and be the smartest around. Whoever earned the crown people didn’t only honor him at home, but whenever he traveled Greece, which made him enjoy the privilege. Once in Olympia there were 3000 statues, and each were dedicated a winner of the wild Olive crown.
Medals mean something important, not only just to have them, but it shows that you got something after the Olympic Games. You get a medal when each game is concluded. Obviously, people get awarded in each place. For this the Olympics are great for the Greek culture & now .