According to the legend, it was Heracles whofirst called the Games "Olympic" andestablished the custom of holding them everyfour years. A legend persists that afterHeracles completed his twelve labors, he builtthe Olympic stadium as an honor to Zeus.The most widely accepted date for theinception of the Ancient Olympics is 776 BC;this is based on inscriptions, found at Olympia,of the winners of a footrace held every fouryears starting in 776 BC.
The major international multi-sport event where athletes with a physical disability compete; this includes athletes with mobility disabilities, amputations, blindness, and cerebral palsy. There are winter and summer paralympicgames, which are held immediately following their respective olympic games. The present formal explanation for the name "paralympic" is that it derives from the greek preposition παρά, pará ("beside" or"alongside") and thus refers to a competition held in parallel with the olympic games.
●Freestyle (essentially, ●Individual Medley events;front crawl); ●Medley Relay events;●Backstroke; ●Freestyle Relay events.●Breaststroke ;●Butterfly.●At the first few ●Women’s events weremodern Olympic introduced at the StockholmGames, Swimming 1912 Games.events were held inopen water
The Olympic Rings are five interlockingrings that stand for the five originalcontinents, (Africa, America, Asia,Australia, and Europe) and the athletesfrom around the world.The colours of the rings are blue, yellow,black, green, and red respectively. Theywere chosen because at least one of thesecolours is found on the flag of everynation.
The Winter Games had never been hosted anywherein the Southern Hemisphere even though there aresuitable locations in New Zealand, Australia, Argentinaand Chile. Its not the lack of snow but the lack ofinfrastructure to support such a huge event.At the 1904 Paris Games the winners were awardedpaintings instead of medals as the French believedthat they would be more valuable.The first woman to light the Olympic Flame at anopening ceremony was Mexican hurdler Norma Basilioat the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games.World Wars led to the cancellation of the 1916, 1940,and 1944 Games. Also, large boycotts during the ColdWar limited participation in the 1980 and 1984Games.