Cotswolds Games

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  • Created by: Jo Ellis
  • Created on: 27-09-14 11:00
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    • first Olympic Games were held in 1612 by a man called Robert Dover
    • believed Games would bring rich & poor together, this may have explained why the event captured the public imagination
    • the Games took place in a natural amphitheatre on what is known today as Dovers Hill in Gloucestershire
    • They were held on the Thursday & Friday of Whit-week which normally fell between mid-May and mid-June.
    • Dover lead the games on horseback and
    • Events included horse-racing, coursing with hounds, running, jumping, dancing, sledgehammer throwing, fighting with swords


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