SHELL POINT ACADEMY OF LIFELONG LEARNING: THE HISTORY OF THE ORIGINAL OLYMPIC GAMES IN GREECE

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( August 28 , 2014)

The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point welcomes Professor Adrian Kerr, who will present “The History of the Original Olympic Games in Greece” on Tuesday, Sept. 16 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands at Shell Point Retirement Community.

The first Olympic Games took place in the town of Olympia in 776 BC. But who created the games? Why was Olympia chosen as the site? What were the Pan-Hellenic games? Why were the games held every four years? Who competed in the games? What did they win? The answers to these questions and many more will be revealed when Professor Adrian Kerr reviews the history of one of the greatest sporting events on the planet.

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