The Olympic Games or Olympics are multi-sportevents in the world. Are held every four years intwo forms: Summer Olympics and WinterOlympicsThe original games date back to 776 BC whenthe ancient Greeks began to celebrate in the cityof Olympia. They were religious festivals,cultural and sporting events held in honor of thegods
In 1896 the idea wastaken up by theFrench noblemanPierre Fredy, Baronde Coubertin, givingrise to the modernOlympic Games in theGreek capital ofAthens
The Olympic Gameswere held every fouryears since 1896,except 1916, 1940and 1944, due to theFirst and SecondWorld War. Greeceand Australia are theonly countries to haveattended all thegames
The next Summer Olympics be held in London, UK, in 2012 and Winter will be held in Sochi, Russia, in 2014
In Spain there have been only once in 1992 in the city of Barcelona while in London and Athens were held three times.
For each country can participate up to three athletes in individual events and one team in the group.
Spanish athletes had barely gotten medals until 1992 where they won 22. Since then have an average of 15 per Olympics. The country has achieved is the United States, followed by China and Russia.
The medal record is held by American swimmer Michael Phelps who has won eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics
The Olympic flag consists of white background with five interlocking rings of red, black, yellow, blue and green representing the five continents. In the closing ceremony the mayor of the city which hosts it goes to the mayor of the next host city
A few months before holding the Olympic torch is lit in Greece and is transported to the host city where the Olympic flame will light will stay on for the duration of the games.
The official anthem wascomposed by SpirosSamaras Greeks (music)and Costis Palanas (letter).Pets are signs of each hostcity. The first appeared inGinabra in 1968 and wascalled Schuss.
In the opening ceremony parade all athletes starting with the Greek and ending with the team of the organizing country. You hear the anthem, the flag is raised and the Olympic flame is lit. In the closing ceremony doves are released to symbolize peace and the spirit of the games.
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