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Olympic games a brief history
Olympic games a brief history
Olympic games a brief history
Olympic games a brief history
Olympic games a brief history
Olympic games a brief history
Olympic games a brief history
Olympic games a brief history
Olympic games a brief history
Olympic games a brief history
Olympic games a brief history
Olympic games a brief history
Olympic games a brief history
Olympic games a brief history
Olympic games a brief history
Olympic games a brief history
Olympic games a brief history
Olympic games a brief history
Olympic games a brief history
Olympic games a brief history
Olympic games a brief history
Olympic games a brief history
Olympic games a brief history
Olympic games a brief history
Olympic games a brief history
Olympic games a brief history
Olympic games a brief history
Olympic games a brief history
Olympic games a brief history
Olympic games a brief history
Olympic games a brief history
Olympic games a brief history
Olympic games a brief history
Olympic games a brief history
Olympic games a brief history
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  • 1. Olympic Games A brief history The modern Olympics were the idea of pierre de coubertin,a French aristocrat. They began in 1896and, excepting the two World Wars, have been held every four years since.
  • 2. According to the Olympic Charter,established by Pierre de Coubertin, thegoal of the Olympic Movement is tocontribute to building a peaceful andbetter world by educating youth throughsport practiced without discrimination ofany kind and in the Olympic spirit, whichrequires mutual understanding with aspirit of friendship, solidarity and fairplay.
  • 3. 1896 ATHENS245 men from 14 nations competed. The Marathon was born. American students dominated the Athletics.
  • 4. •1900 PARIS 1319 people from 22 countries entered. The Games wereeclipsed by thegreat exhibition. Women competed for the first time.
  • 5. 1904 St.LOUIS687Competitors from 13 nations took part.525 of the USA .
  • 6. 1908 LONDON2035 Men and women from 22 countries took part.
  • 7. 1912STOCKHOLM 2547 Athletesfrom 28 countries took part. Swimming and Pentathlon included for the first time. Electronic timingdevices were used for the first time.
  • 8. 1920 ANTWERP Germany, Austria , Bulgaria, Hungary and Turkey were not invited.• 1924 PARIS Olympic motto was coined.Faster,higher and Stronger.
  • 9. 1924 PARIS Olympic motto wascoined.Faster,higher and Stronger.
  • 10. 1928 AMSTERDAM 3014 Athletes from 46 countries took part.• 1932 LOS ANGELES• Automatic timing devices and the Photo finish Camera were introduce.
  • 11. 1932 LOS ANGELESAutomatic timing devices and the Photo finish Camera were introduce.
  • 12. 1936 BERLINJesse Owens USA won Four Gold Medals.
  • 13. 1948 LONDON Germany and Japan were not invited and USSR did not sent a team.• 1952 HELSINKI• USSR Competed for the first time.
  • 14. 1952HELSINKI USSRCompeted forthe first time.
  • 15. 1956 MELBOURNE First Olympics held in the Southern Hemisphere.• 1960 ROME• This was the last Games to which South Africa was invited for 32 years.
  • 16. 1960 ROME This was the last Games to which South Africa wasinvited for 32 years.
  • 17. 1964 TOKYO First Olympics held in Asia, Judo and Volleyball were introduce.•
  • 18. 1968 MEXICO CITY Mexico was controversialbecause of the high altitude.
  • 19. 1972 MUNICHFull Scale drug testing began,USA lost theBasket ball final to USSR for the first time. Eleven members of the Israeli team were murdered by Palestinian terrorists.
  • 20. 1976 MONTREAL The Games were boycotted by African Nations inprotest at the IOC’s refusal to bar New Zealand after a rugby tour of South Africa by its All Blacks team.
  • 21. 1980 MOSCOWUSA,Canada,West Germany and Japan boycotted the Games.
  • 22. 1984 LOS ANGELES USSR boycotted the Games as a revenge for the Moscow boycott. Daley Thompson UK won thedecathlon gold for the second Olympics in succession.
  • 23. 1988 SEOULFlorence Griffith Joyner won three gold and a silver for the USA,Canadian Ben Johnson won the 100m in a world record time but was stripped of his gold three days later after testing positive for steroids.
  • 24. 1992 BARCELONAFormer Soviet republics competed as the Unified Teamunder Olympic Flag. South Africa returned to Olympic competition following the ending of apartheid.
  • 25. 1996 ATLANTA 10744 Athletes from 197 countries participated.Michael Johnson of USA completed an unprecedenteddouble by winning the 200M and 400M sprint. He won 200M with a world record.
  • 26. 2000 SYDNEY10651 athletes from 199 countries took part. The Triathlon was held for the first time.
  • 27. 2004 ATHENS11000 Athletes from 199 countries took part.
  • 28. 2008 BEIJING
  • 29. HISTORIC OLYMPIC EMBLEMS
  • 30. LONDON 2012
  • 31. PHOTO GALLARY100 East50 West 0 North 1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr
  • 32. Each new dawn brings thepossibility of a new progress. END J.Jayakrishnan

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