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  • 1. By : AnhTHE LONDON OLYMPICS 2012
  • 2. History of the Olympics The Ancient Olympics were held in Greece from 776 BC to 393 AD The first modern world Olympics were held in 1856 in Greece, with the sponsorship of the Ottoman Empire The first Winter Games Olympics were held in Charmoix, France, in 1924. Since then over 10,500 competitors from 204 countries have entered the Olympics yearly.
  • 3. Meaning of the Symbol The Olympic symbol, represents the unity of the five inhabited continents, America, Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe. The colored version of the rings, blue, yellow, black, gr een, and red over a white field were chosen because every nation had at least one of them on its national flag.
  • 4. The Munich Massacre On the Olympic Games. In 1972, when the Summer Games were held in Munich, Germany, eleven members of the Israeli Olympic team were taken hostage by the terrorist group Black September . The terrorists killed two of the athletes soon after they had taken them hostage and killed the other nine during a failed rescue attempt. A German police officer and 5 terrorists also died.
  • 5. First City to hold theModern Olympic games. The city of Athens of Greece was the first city to hold the Modern Olympic Games.
  • 6. The years London Hosted theOlympics The years that London hosted the Olympics were 1908 and 1948! 1908 Olympics
  • 7. Events in the Olympics High Jump Skating Shooting Volleyball Wrestling Gymnastics Swimming Canoeing Judo Weight lifting
  • 8. Vietnam’s best hope Vietnam’s best hope in the olympics is Van Ngoc Tu. She is an athelete in the Judo event.
  • 9. Other Information What does a player get for winning an Olympic Game? They will get gold medal if they are first, silver for second, bronze for third, and the prestigious title of medal winner. Which was the first Asian Country to host the Olympic Games?The Olympic Games was first hosted in Asia by Japan in 1964. What other achievements were made during Olympic Games? During the Olympic games, many world records were made, and broken by the athletes. How many countries are competing in the London Olympics of 2012? There are 216 countries competing in London Olympics of 2012.