BaronPierre de Coubertin Facts about Pierre; The French nobleman, Pierre de Coubertin was Pierre was the IOC president from 1896 until 1925. born in Paris, France, on the first of January, The sports that Pierre played riding, fencing, tennis, biking. 1863. As he grew older he became more and more interested in sport and how it could bring the world Quotes; together and initiate peace.Pierre became extremely “Holding an Olympic Games means evoking history.” interested in the Ancient Olympics and travelled the “In no way can sport be considered a world , spending his own money, trying to persuade luxury object.” people to revive them. Eventually he managed to bring together representatives of many different countries in Paris, in 1894, and the Olympic
Olympic Flag Fun Facts;The colors of the five interlocking rings represent the five Three continents – Africa,participating continents: Australia, Africa, America, Asia, South America, and Antarctica – have never hosted an Olympics.and Europe. The colors are always arranged with blue, black,and red across the top from left to right, and yellow and greenalong the bottom. Some suggest that each color stands for aparticular continent, but this has not been confirmed. Therings first appeared on the Olympic flag in 1913, designed byBaron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modernOlympics.The Olympic Flag was introduced in 1914, whenthe International Olympic Committee held its 20thanniversary in Paris, France.
Creed and Motto This phrase, "Citius, Altius, Fortius" is the Olympic Fun Facts; Motto. It means faster, higher and stronger. Pierre In 1921, Pierre de Coubertin, founder came up with the motto after hearing his fellow sports of the modern Olympic Games, enthusiast/teacher use it after a students sports meet. borrowed a Latin phrase from his Pierre de Coubertin got the idea for this phrase from a friend, Father Henri Didon, for the Olympic motto: Citius, Altius, speech given by Bishop Ethelbert Talbot at a service for Fortius ("Swifter, Higher, Olympic champions during the 1908 Olympic Games. Stronger"). The Olympic Creed reads: This Olympic Creed (or "Olympic"The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win Message") has appeared on thebut to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the scoreboard during Opening Ceremonytriumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have at every modern Olympic Games.conquered but to have fought well."
Host Cities 1896 - Athens, Greece 1900 - Paris, France 1904 - St. Louis, United States 1908 - London, United KingdomThere are many cities that have hosted the Olympics. London 1912 - Stockholm, Sweden 1916 - Scheduled for Berlin, Germany*has hosted the Olympics twice (excluding 2012). One was in 1920 - Antwerp, Belgium 1924 - Paris, France1908 and the second in 1948. London is the perfect host city. 1928 - Amsterdam, Netherlands 1932 - Los Angeles, United StatesWith many sights and cultural activities. London is a city for 1936 - Berlin, Germany 1940 - Scheduled for Tokyo, Japan*all! Overall there have been the 31 Summer Games. 1944 - Scheduled for London, United Kingdom* 1948 - London, United Kingdom 1952 - Helsinki, Finland 1956 - Melbourne, Australia 1960 - Rome, Italy 1964 - Tokyo, Japan 1968 - Mexico City, Mexico 1972 - Munich, West Germany (now Germany) 1976 - Montreal, Canada 1980 - Moscow, U.S.S.R. (now Russia) 1984 - Los Angeles, United States 1988 - Seoul, South Korea 1992 - Barcelona, Spain 1996 - Atlanta, United States 2000 - Sydney, Australia 2004 - Athens, Greece 2008 - Beijing, China 2012 - London, United Kingdom 2016 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Torch Relay & FlameThe Olympic Flag is a symbol of the OlympicGames.Commemorating the theft of fire from the Greek god Zeus byPrometheus, its origins lie in ancient Greece, where a fire was keptburning throughout the celebration of the ancient Olympics.The fire wasreintroduced at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, and it hasbeen part of the modern Olympic Games ever since. In contrast to theOlympic flame proper, the torch relay of modern times which transportsthe flame from Greece to the various designated sites of the games had noancient precedent and was introduced by Carl Diem at the controversial1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. Fun Facts; The Olympic Flame, Torch and Relay draw on a history going back to the ancient Olympic Games in Greece. A very precise ritual for the lighting of the Flame is followed at every Games. It is lit from the suns rays at the Temple of Hera in Olympia, in a traditional ceremony among the ruins of the home of the ancient Games.
Olympic Oath Facts;Pierre de Coubertin wrote an oath for the athletes to recite at each The athletes oath was firstOlympic Games. During the opening ceremonies, one athlete recites the taken by Belgian fencer Victor Boin at the 1920 Antwerp Games.oath on behalf of all the athletes, while holding the corner of theOlympic Flag. The Olympic oath was first taken during the 1920 Olympic Games by Belgian fencer Victor Boin. The Olympic Oathstates, "In the name of all competitors, I promise that we shall takepart in these Olympic Games, respecting and abiding by the rules thatgovern them, in the true spirit of sportsmanship, for the glory of sportand the honor of our teams."
Mascots Facts; It is said that the London mascots look more like scary monsters • 2000 Summer Olympics (Sydney).instead of Mascots. Wenlock - named after an English town in The 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney had three mascots that each representedShropshire that helped inspire the modern Olympic games - and local fauna. Syd was a platypus, Millie was a kookaburra, and Ollie anMandeville, whose name pays tribute to the hospital considered the echidna. In addition, the names of the mascots are all abbreviations. Syd, anbirthplace of the Paralympic Games.They have legs, but no feet; arms abbreviation of the host city Sydney,bearing "friendship bands" in the colors of the Olympic rings, but no Millie was an abbreviation representing the millennium, in which year thefingers. Both of their heads have "taxi light" in the middle, a tribute to Olympics were held. Ollie was an abbreviation for the Olympics.Londons famous black cabs.
Ceremonies Facts; The first opening ceremoniesThe Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies were held during the 1908trace their origins as far back as the ancient Games Olympic Games in London.in Greece and have evolved over the centuries. The During the opening ceremony ofLondon 2012 Ceremonies will be spectacular the Olympic Games, thecelebrations of British culture watched by an procession of athletes is alwaysestimated global audience of four billion people. The led by the Greek team, followed by all the other teams inTeam Welcome Ceremonies formally invite every alphabetical order (in thenation to the Games, while the Victory Ceremonies language of the hostingare the moments every athlete has worked towards. country), except for the last team which is always the team of the hosting country.