The significance of the Olympic Games in modern times does not bear on their importance solely as a sports event. As one studies the Olympic Games, one can discover aspects of the "highlights" in the economic, social and political history of the 20th century, such as the war and the international relations, the movement for the feminine emancipation and terrorism, the development in urban planning and the technological progress.
The present unit portrays the non-competitive aspects of the Olympic Games, which are a vital part of their history.


The Olympic Games in Antiquity:
From ancient Olympia to Athens of 1896