The Olympic Games originated in the
The first modern Olympic Games also took
place in Greece, Athens (1896).
1924 (Chamonix, France)
16 nations and 293 athletes
2014 (Sochi, Russia)
87 nations and 3 500 athletes
In 1821 the Olympic Games were
revived in Greece.
The modern Olympic Games took from the ancient
Games the following traditions:
• The Games are held every 4 years.
• The Olympic Oath given by athletes and judges.
• The idea that the Olympic Games help to build up
peace and cooperation in the world.
• The Olympic flame and the torch relay.
• Some sport disciplines and some competition
The symbol of the Olympic Games was
designed by Baron Pierre de Coubertin
This design is symbolic.
The rings represent the five inhabited continents of the world.
The six colors are those that appear on all the national flags of the
Pierre de Coubertin is also the author of the Olympic motto:
"Faster, Higher, Stronger " (Citius! Altius! Fortius!)
He also said:
"The most important thing
is not to win
but to take part!"
• the Polar Bear, the Hare and the Leopard.
• the Snowflake and the Ray of Light.