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Nike

 
 
Nike image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 7, 2018
1. Nike
( plaque 1 )
Inscription.
( plaque 1 )
Nike
(pronounced Neekay)
Ancient Greek Goddess of Victory

Spirit of the Games Sculptor,
Pavlos Angelos Kougionmtzis
( plaque 2 )
A gift from the people of Ancient
Olympia to the people of London
To commemorate the hosting
of the XXXth Olympiad,
London 2012
( plaque 3 )
The Ancient Games
The Ancient Olympic Games began in 776 BC in honour of Zeus. Nike, the Goddess of Victory and a sentinel of Zeus, was believed to have been sent to earth to crown the victors in the Games. The Olympics were staged every four years at Olympia and were taken very seriously - wars would be halted to allow the Games to take place. People from all over the Greek world came to watch and take part. The Ancient Games were the inspiration for the modern Olympic Games which began in 1896. ( plaque 4 )
Ancient Olympia is the site of the original Games and remains the source of the sacred Olympic flame. It is lit by Apollo, God of the Sun, at the request of the High Priestess and is used to ignite the Olympic torch as it begins its route to the host city. ( plaque 5 )
Presented to the Mayor and
Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich
Councillors
Nike image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 7, 2018
2. Nike
( plaque 2 )
David Grant and Chris Roberts,
from the Mayor of Ancient Olympia,
Efthymios Kjotzas
9th September 2012

 
Location. 51° 29.52′ N, 0° 4.163′ E. Marker is in Royal Borough of Greenwich, England, in Greater London County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Plumstead Road and Woolwich New Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located on No. 1 Street in the Royal Woolwich Arsenal. Marker is in this post office area: Royal Borough of Greenwich, England SE18 6AE, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Main Guard House (a few steps from this marker); Dial Square (a few steps from this marker); Saxony Demi Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); Woolwich Market (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Firepower (about 180 meters away); The Paper Cartridge Factory (about 210 meters away); Wellington HQ / Royal Laboratory (about 210 meters away); The Royal Arsenal (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Royal Borough of Greenwich.
 
Also see . . .
1. Royal Arsenal History. (Submitted on June 9, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Royal Arsenal on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 9, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Sports
 
Nike image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 7, 2018
3. Nike
( plaque 3 )
Nike image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 7, 2018
4. Nike
( plaque 4 )
Nike image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 7, 2018
5. Nike
( plaque 5 )
Nike Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 7, 2018
6. Nike Sculpture
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 9, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 9, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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