The Olympics The motto is “Swifter, Higher, Stronger”
The Olympics THENThe Ancient Olympics:•The ancient Greeks dedicated theOlympic Games to Zeus.•The Greeks held the first Olympic gamesin the year 776 BC.•The first Olympic games only had oneevent. It was a sprint.•A wreath of olive branches was placedon the winners head.•The olive tree is a sacred tree of Athens,Greece.•Women and girls were not allowed tocompete in the games and they were notallowed to watch them.•The games only happen every 4 years.
The Olympics NOWThe Modern Olympic Games:•After a long time without theOlympics, a man from Francehelped bring back the OlympicGames.•An all-male Olympic games wereheld in 1896.•It was in Athens, Greece.•The first winter Olympics wereheld in 1924 in Chamonix, France.•Now we have 2 differentOlympic Games. We have theSummer Olympics and the WinterOlympics.
The Olympic Flag• The flag of the Olympic Games has five interlocking rings.• The colors are blue, yellow, black, green, and red on a white background.• The rings represent the five parts of the world that were joined together in the Olympic movement: Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia and Europe.• Baron de Coubertin designed the flag of the Olympics in 1913-1914.
The Olympic Torch• The tradition of the Olympic flame began during the ancient Olympic Games.• A flame was lit for each Olympics.• It burns throughout the games.• There was no torch relay in the ancient Olympics.• The first torch relay took place at the 1936 games in Berlin, Germany.• A new Olympic torch is designed for each of the games.
The Olympic Torch• A new Olympic torch is designed for each of the games.• This flame begins its Olympic Torch Relay by touring Greece.• The flame is normally taken to the country where the games will be held.• The flame is then carried around the country where the games are to be held.• They use a series of torches carried by people.• The last runner uses a torch to light the large Olympic torch which burns throughout the games.• The flame is extinguished during the closing ceremony.
Olympic Medals• At the Ancient Olympics, a wreath of olive branches was placed on the winners head.• At the modern Olympics, each first-place winner receives a gold medal.• Each second-place winner receives a silver medal.• Each third-place winner receives a bronze medal.• Different medals are designed for each new Olympics.
• The 2012 Olympics are being held in London, England. The opening ceremonies are on July 27th.
American Olympians to Watch• Lauren Perdue from • Michael Phelps. He is a Greenville, NC. She is swimmer. He has swimming in the 800m already won a lot of relay. medals in other Olympics.
American Olympians to Watch• Beach volleyball • US Woman’s Soccer legends- Misty May- Team Treanor and Kerri Walsh-Jennings
American Olympians to WatchGymnastics-Jordyn Wieber Allyson Felix-sprinterand Gabby Douglas
American Olympians to WatchWrestling- Jordan Let’s GO USA!!!!!!!!!Burroughs