HISTORY OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES The ancient Olympic Games, named after the city held in "Olympia" were religious festivals, cultural and sporting events held in ancient Greece 2,800 years ago began in 776 a.C.The Games quickly took a larger role inancient Greece, reaching its zenith in thesixth century and centuries to V century a.C.
The Olympics had a fundamentally religious With contests alternating withsignificance, when the Greek city-state went sacrifices and ceremonies in to war and came the time of the Olympic honor of Zeus, keeping theGames, the war was suspended to make way Olympic flame on the altar of for the games. Zeus. First competitions were based in Today light a torch by the action foot races and fights, the of the suns rays in Olympia, and pentathlon, testing of various then transported to the events including javelin, discus and headquarters of the Olympic Games. long jump. In Olympia came to celebrate 293In addition to the pankration, chariot races, Olympic Games, until the Christianand several art competitions such as music, emperor Theodosius I abolished poetry and dance. them consider the year 393 by pagans.
THE MODERN OLYMPIC GAMES. Were established in the sporty look in 1896 by Pierre de Coubertin and until today still practiced. Though always spoken of the rebirth of the Olympic Games, the fact is attributed to Pierre de Coubertin France and is called the father of the modern Olympic Games.The truth is that the first attempt was made in Greece, thanks to the enthusiasm of a Greek called Zappas Gospels.
So in Greece were made the first modern Olympic Games on November 15, 1859, the November 15, 1870, on May 18, 1875 and May 18, 1889. Although The games were part of this first attempt did not achieve thesuccess we recall that the first was in 1859, 37 years before the first modern Olympic Games officially forming a link between past and future. Baron Pierre de Coubertin. Attracted by the futile efforts to revive the Olympic Games and with the belief that athletic competition could result in international understanding, is dedicated e revive himself, the Olympics, with the participation of all countries of the world.
Coubertin presented his project to the Athletic Sports Union and Paris in late 1892, after careful public relations work. Coubertin was a persistent man and soon had an opportunity to request support from othercountries, when the French Sports Union organized an international conference on Amateurism. On June 23, 1894 created the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne (Switzerland), composed of representatives of twelve countries.
COUNTRY IS IN THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE.• Austria-Bohemia (Jiri Guth-Jarkovsky)• Argentina (José Benjamín Zubiaur)• Belgium (Maxime de Bousies)• USA. (William Sloane)• France (Ernest F.Callot y Pierre de Coubertin)• Greece (Demetrius Vikelas)• Great Britain (C. Herbert Ampfhill y Charles Herbert)• Hungary (Ferenc Kemény)• Italy (Mario Luccesi Palli y Andria Carafa)• New Zealand (Leonard A. Cuff)• Russia (Alexei General de Boutowsky)• Suecia (Viktor General Balck).
HEADQUARTERS OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES.Summer Olympics. Winter Olympics. ♣ First edition 1924 Chamonix ♦I edition 1896 Athens Greece. France. ♦II edition 1900 Paris France. ♣ Second edition 1928 St. ♦III edition 1904 San Luis III U.S. Moritz Switzerland.♦Intercalated Games 1906 Athens ♣ Third edition 1932 Lake Placid Greece. USA. ♦IV edition 1908 London United ♣ Fourth edition 1936 Kingdom. Garmisch-Partenkirchen ♦V edition 1912 Stockholm Germany. Sweden. ♣ Fifth edition 1940 Garmisch-♦ VI edition 1916 Berlin Germany. Partenkirchen, Germany.
♦VII edition 1920 Antwerp Belgium. ♦ VIII edition 1924 Paris France. ♣ Sixth edition 1944 Cortina dAmpezzo ♦IX edition 1928 Amsterdam Italy . Netherlands. ♣ Seventh edition 1948 St. Moritz Switzerland. ♦X edition 1932 Los Angeles USA. ♣ Eighth edition 1952 Oslo Norway.♦XI edition 1936 of Berlin Germany. ♣ Ninth edition 1956 Cortina dAmpezzo ♦XII edition 1940 Helsinki Finland. Italy. ♦XIII edition 1944 London United ♣ Tenth edition 1960 Squaw Valley USA. Kingdom. ♣ Eleventh edition 1964 Innsbruck ♦XIV edition 1948 London United Austria. Kingdom. ♣ Twelfth edition 1968 Grenoble France. ♦XV edition 1952 Helsinki Finland. ♣ Thirteenth Edition 1972 Sapporo Japan. ♦XVI edition 1956 Melbourne ♣Fourteenth edition 1976 Innsbruck Austria. Australia. ♣Fifteenth edition 1980 Lake Placid USA. ♦XVII edition 1960 Rome Italy. ♦XVIII edition 1964 Tokyo Japan. ♣Sixteenth edition 1984 Sarajevo ♦XIX edition 1968 Mexico City Yugoslavia. Mexico.
♣Seventeenth edition 1988 ♦XX edition 1972 Munich R.F. Calgary Canada. German. ♣Eighteenth edition 1992♦ XXI edition 1976 Montreal Canada. ♦ XXII edition 1980 Moscow Albertville France. Soviet Union. ♣Nineteenth edition 1994 ♦XXIII edition 1984 Los Angeles Lillehammer Norway. United States. ♣Twentieth edition 1998♦XXV edition 1992 Barcelona Spain. ♦ XXVI edition 1996 Atlanta USA. Nagano Japan. ♦XXVII edition 2000 Sydney ♣Twentyoneth edition 2002 Australia. Salt Lake City United States.♦XXVIII edition 2004 Athens Greece. ♦ XXIX edition 2008 Beijing R.P. ♣ Twentytwoth edition 2006 China. Turin Italy. ♦XXX Edition 2012 London United ♣ Twentythreeth edition 2010 Kingdom. Vancouver Canada.
The Olympic Games XXX They are a sporting event is taking place from July 27 until August 12, 2012 in London, UK. London is the first city to host the Olympicsthree times, having previously played host in 1908 and 1948.
After the application: Led by former Olympic champion Sebastian Coe and the Mayor of London Ken Livingstone.London was chosen as the host city on July 6, 2005 forthe 117. IOC meeting in Singapore, defeating Moscow, New York, Madrid and Paris. The main center of the games will be the new London Olympic Park 200 hectares built on a former industrial site in Stratford, east London.
OLYMPIC TORCH ROUTE. The torch had no international experience and was taken directly from Greece to the UK. In Greece, carried out the lighting ceremony of the Olympic flame on May 10 and arrived at the Panathenaic Stadium, the seventeenth day. On May 18 comes to the UK where the footballer "David Beckham" lit the torch from a cauldron and on May 19 began the journey of seventy days from Lands End,Cornwall, England, until the opening ceremony held on 27 July.
LOGO AND GRAPHIC DESIGN. Represents the number "2012" and includes the Olympic rings and the word "London." The colors pink, blue, green and orange means dynamism and over time from submission to the opening day. Also symbolizes "the Olympic spirit and the willingness of the games to attract public participation”.
The official mascots of the Olympic Games: Wenlock and Mandeville are created by thecompany Iris and delivered on May 19, 2010. According to the story, both born of the drops falling steel construction of the last support beam of the Olympic Stadium in London. The names of pets concerns two British localities of concern to the Olympic.