In 776BC Olympics were begun Greece was the only country, so naturally we won Cheats built bronzes of God Zeus were we honest winners The answer's no we had more statues than you've had hot dinners Our games meant truce was called in war a peace every 4 years But wrestling was so violent that bouts could end in tears No girls allowed to watch or run that might sound rude But makes sense when I tell you we competed nude
FLAME It's gonna burn forever Love for Olympic heroes FLAME We'd like one next however Sadly it's Emperor Nero Hey watch it you two, alright
I went from Rome to Greece so I could play them at their games IN 67AD you know I won Olympic fame Told them to include a contest based on poetry Not much good for sportsmen no, but brilliant for me Crashed my racing chariot but still awarded gold Hey my Olympics my rules To argue would be bold I won every medal that was up for grabs The crowd loved it well they had to or I would have had them stabbed, OK?
FLAME Olympic champion that's me My games were emperors own round FLAME Think I was bad in 393 Christian Rome had them banned It's over, it's over, it's over, it's over, it's over, it's over SHAME WAIT not so fast
I'm Baron de Coubertin, a famous French historian I read of the Olympic Games thought I should try restoring them They'd be just like the old days I said but did propose That unlike Greeks Victorians should do them wearing clothes In 1896 we launched the games in dear old Greece Hoped it would make men more morale as well as less obese We built a stadium so we could start to play Games of the modern Olympics which we still have today
FLAME I'm on my personal glory But no-one remembers my name FLAME So here to finish our story A man who has gold plated fame
I'm Jesse Owens fastest man in 1936 I took home 4 gold medals yeah, but that's just the basics What you should know about the fact I was victorious Is, it made hey Hitler mad ha it made him furious Hitler said Berlin should be the games Germanic base So he could show the world Aryans were the master race I won in 4 events he had to back pedal His evil theory destroyed with every medal
FLAME It's gonna burn forever Olympics are never in doubt FLAME A fire of sporting endeavour You realise it's actually gone out Olympic, Olympic FLAME