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  1. 1. Olympics
  2. 2. THE OLYMPIC GAMES The History of…
  3. 3. Origin of the Olympic Games Once every four years, men from all over Greece came to compete in a great athletic festival in Elis, in western Greece (Women were not allowed to compete). This was called the Olympic games because the place was called Olympia. It was a religious festival to honor the Greek gods Zeus and Hera.
  4. 4. The Olympic games began in Olympia in 776 B.C. They took place from time to time until 393 B.C. then they stopped. These are the greatest celebrations of sport in the world. At first they lasted only one day and there were only one race. History
  5. 5. The Olympic Games The Olympic Games are an international multi - sport events, occurring every four years,, organized by the International Olympic Committe. In these games we can observe thousands of athletes participate in a variety of competitions.
  6. 6. Baron de Coubertin  In 1894 a Frenchman, Baron de Coubertin, started modern Olympic games.  The Modern Olympic games took place in Athence in Greece.  Nearly all the Nations in the world take part in these games. Baron de Coubertin
  7. 7.  The design of the flag had been received by the French educator Pierre, Baron de Coubertin.  The five rings represent the five continents.  (Blue, Yellow, Black, Green, Red(represent all nations) and White background for peace).  These five rings represent the continents of the world:  Africa  Europe  Asia  America  Oceans (including Australia) Design of Flag
  8. 8. Some Olympic Symbols Winer s Medals : Medals are awarded in each event, with gold medals for first place, silver for second and bronze for third, a tradition that started in 1904. Olympic Flame: Months before each Games, the Olympic flame is lit in Olympia in a ceremony that reflects ancient Greek rituals.
  9. 9. At the beginning of Olympic games some one lights a torch. The runners carry the Olympic flame to the country where are the games are taking place. “The Olympic flame” burns through out the duration of the Olympic games. The Olympic flame is put out when the games come to close. Olympic Flame
  10. 10. Olympic sports The Olympic Games program consists of 26 sports, 30 disciplines and nearly 300 events  The Summer Olympics program includes 26 sports, while the Winter Olympics program features 15 sports.  Athletics, swimming, and artistic gymnastics are the only summer sports that have never been absent from the Olympic program.
  11. 11. Cross-country skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, ski jumping, and speed skating have been featured at every Winter Olympics program since its inception in1924. Current Olympic sports, like badminton, basketball, and volleyball, first appeared on the program as demonstration sports, and were later promoted to full Olympic sports. Continue….
  13. 13. Summer Sports • Archery • Athletics • Badminton • Basketball • Beach Volleyball • Boxing • Canoe Slalom • Canoe Sprint • Cycling BMX • Cycling Mountain Bike • Cycling Road • Cycling Track • Diving • Equestrian / Dressage • Equestrian / Eventing • Equestrian / Jumping • Tennis • Weightlifting • Wrestling • Fencing • Football • Golf • Gymnastics Artistic • Gymnastics Rhythmic • Handball • Hockey • Judo • Modern Pentathlon • Rowing • Rugby • Sailing • Shooting • Swimming • Synchronized Swimming • Table Tennis • Taekwondo
  14. 14. Winter Sports • Alpine Skiing • Biathlon • Bobsleigh • Cross Country Skiing • Curling • Figure skating • Freestyle Skiing • Ice Hockey • Luge • Nordic Combined • Short Track Speed Skating • Skeleton • Ski Jumping • Snowboard • Speed skating
  15. 15. The Role Of India in Olympics  Dhyanchand was a well known Hockey player.  He took part in 1928, 1932 and 1936 Olympic games.  India won gold medals in all the Olympic matches in which he took part.  He was awarded Padmabhushan by Indian government. Dhyan chand
  16. 16. Abhinav Bindra Abhinav bindra won a gold medal in 100 mts. Rifle shooting at Beijing 2008. It is the first individual gold medal for India. .
  17. 17. SUSHIL &VIJEYENDER WITH PRESIDENT PRATHIBA PATIL Vijender and Sushil won two bronze medals for India in Beijing Olympics.
  19. 19. India’s Total Olympics Medal Tally:  8 Gold medals, 1 Silver medal and 2 Bronze medals in Hockey  2 Silver medals in Athletics and 1 in Shooting  Bronze for wrestling ( Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav 1952 Helsinki)  Bronze for tennis ( Leander Paes 1996 Atlanta)  Bronze for weightlifting ( Karnam Malleswari 2000 Sydney Indian 2008 Olympics Medal Hopes:  These are the Indian participants at the 2008 Olympics to watch out for:  Manavjit Singh - Shooting (Trap Men)  Rajyavardhan Rathore - Shooting(Double Trap Men)  Anju Bobby George - Athletics (Long Jump)  Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupati - Tennis (Mens Doubles)  Dinesh Kumar - Boxing (-81 kg category)  Akhil Kumar - Boxing (-54 kg category)  Vijender - Boxing (-75 kg category
  20. 20. Host Nations  The host city for an Olympic Games is usually chosen seven years ahead of their celebration. The process of selection is carried out in two phases that span a two- year period.  These Games also constitute a major opportunity for the host city and country to promote and showcase themselves to the world.  The next Winter Games will be in Sochi, Russia in 2014, which will be the first time this nation has hosted.  Also, the next summer games will be in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
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