What is the origin of the olympic games?•The first Olympic Games of which there is record were held in776 B.C., and consisted of one event, a great foot race.•It was from that date the Greeks began to keep their calendar by“Olympiads,” the four-year spans between the celebrations of thefamous games.•The modern Olympic Games, which started in Athens in 1896, arethe result of the devotion of a French educator, Baron Pierre deCoubertin, to the idea that, since young people and athletics havegone together through the ages, education and athletics might gohand-in-hand toward a better international understanding.• Since 1986 the games were held every four years.
What is the motto of the olympics?• It can be a rule or slogan someonefollows, or lives their life by.• The Olympic motto is"citius,altitus,fortius which meanFastest, Highest, Strongest".
Which are the Olympics values?•Respect – fair play; knowing one’s own limits; and taking careof one’s health and the environment.• Excellence – how to give the best of oneself, on the field ofplay or in life; taking part; and progressing according to one’sown objectives.• Friendship– how, through sport, tounderstand each other despite anydifferences
One of the most popular olympic sport in our country is Football. • Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball. At the turn of the 21st century, the game was played by over 250 million players in over 200 countries, making it the worlds most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field of grass or green artificial turf, with a goal in the middle of each of the short ends. The object of the game is to score by driving the ball into the opposing goal.
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The Olympic Rings are five interlocking rings that stand for the five original continents, (Africa,America, Asia, Australia, and Europe) and the athletes from around the world.The colours of the rings are blue, yellow, black, green, and red respectively. They were chosenbecause at least one of these colours is found on the flag of every nation.
Paralympic gamesThe Paralympic games are a major international multi-sport event were athletes with a physical disabilitycompete; this includes athletes with mobilitydisabilities, amputations, blindness and cerebral palsy.
Interesting Facts• The United States has won more medals (2,189) at the Summer Games than any other country.• 2. The first ever Opening Ceremonies were held at the London Olympic Games in 1908.• In 1912 the last gold medal made entirely out of gold was awarded.• It wasnt until 1900 that women were allowed to participate in the Olympic Games.• Because of World War I and World War II, there were no Olympic Games in 1916, 1940, or 1944.