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Olympic

  1. 1. Modern Olympic Games  Planning began in 1894, with the founding of the International Olympic Committee  They were inaugurated in the spring of 1896
  2. 2. History • The first games were held in April 1896. They attracted Athletes from the United States, Great Britian and 11 other nations. • Only 42 events in 9 sports were scheduled for these games
  3. 3. When are the Games Held? • The Olympic Games in Berlin in 1916 were cancelled because of World War I; those scheduled for 1940 and 1944 were cancelled because of World War II • The winter Olympic Games were added in 1924 • The games resumed in 1948 and are held every 4 years
  4. 4. History  The total number of participants has increased dramatically over the years  In 1896 there were 285 participants, in 1992 this number has grown to approxametly 10 600
  5. 5. Women in the Olympics • Since the first Olympics the number of women in the competition has greatly increased
  6. 6. Events – today participants take part in over 400 different events • Weight lifting Rowing • Tennis Running • Triathlon Curling • Football Swimming • Badminton Judo • Hockey Boxing • Gymnastics Basketball • Skating Table tennis
  7. 7. The Prizes • Winners get medals • GOLD – 1st place • SILVER – 2nd place • BRONZE – 3rd place • The winners do not receive any money.

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