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Origins Of The Olympics
Origins Of The Olympics
Origins Of The Olympics
Origins Of The Olympics
Origins Of The Olympics
Origins Of The Olympics
Origins Of The Olympics
Origins Of The Olympics
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Origins Of The Olympics


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  • 1. Origins of the Olympics
  • 2. First Olympics Games <ul><li>Back in 776BC there was the first Olympics in Greece and the celebrations of the Olympics stopped in 393AD. </li></ul><ul><li>Interest in the Games began however in 1833 through Panagiotis Soutsos, a Greek Poet. </li></ul><ul><li>The first world wide Olympics started again in 1896 in Athens, Greece. </li></ul>
  • 3. First Olympic Sports <ul><li>In 1896 there were only 9 Olympic sports being played. There is 28 Olympics sports in Beijing. </li></ul><ul><li>The original sports were: Athletics, Cycling, Fencing, Gymnastics, Weightlifting, Shooting, Swimming, Tennis and Wrestling. </li></ul><ul><li>Rowing was included, but because of bad weather in 1896 they had to cancel. </li></ul>
  • 4. Olympic Rings <ul><li>The Olympic rings were not always part of the Olympics. </li></ul><ul><li>The Olympic rings were designed in 1913 and debuted in the 1920 Olympics in Antwerp. </li></ul><ul><li>The Olympic rings start of the unity of the 5 continents of the world. </li></ul><ul><li>The colours Blue, White, Red, Green, Yellow and Black were chosen because atleast one of the colours features in every flag around the world. </li></ul>
  • 5. Olympic Ceremonies <ul><li>At the Olympics there is an opening ceremony. </li></ul><ul><li>There is also a closing ceremony at the end of the games to celebrate all that that athletes had achieved. </li></ul><ul><li>The third celebration that is at the games if for the medals. These are presented to the first 3 places in each event. Gold, Silver and then Bronze. </li></ul>
  • 6. Olympic Host Cities <ul><li>1896- Athens, Greece </li></ul><ul><li>1900- Paris, France </li></ul><ul><li>1904- St. Louis, USA </li></ul><ul><li>1908- London, United Kingdom </li></ul><ul><li>1912- Stockholm, Sweden </li></ul><ul><li>1916- Berlin, Germany </li></ul><ul><li>1920- Antwerp, Belguim </li></ul><ul><li>1924- Paris, France </li></ul><ul><li>1928- Amsterdam, Netherlands </li></ul>
  • 7. <ul><li>1932- Los Angeles, USA </li></ul><ul><li>1936- Berlin, Germany </li></ul><ul><li>1940- Tokyo, Japan </li></ul><ul><li>1944- London, United Kingdom </li></ul><ul><li>1948- London, United Kingdom </li></ul><ul><li>1952- Helsinki, Finland </li></ul><ul><li>1956- Melbourne, Australia </li></ul><ul><li>1960- Rome, Italy </li></ul><ul><li>1964- Tokyo, Japan </li></ul><ul><li>1968- Mexico City, Mexico </li></ul>
  • 8. <ul><li>1972- Munich, West Germany </li></ul><ul><li>1976- Montreal, Canada </li></ul><ul><li>1980- Moscow, Russia </li></ul><ul><li>1984- Los Angeles, USA </li></ul><ul><li>1988- Seoul, South Korea </li></ul><ul><li>1992- Barcelona, Spain </li></ul><ul><li>1996- Atlanta, USA </li></ul><ul><li>2000-Sydney, Australia </li></ul><ul><li>2004-Athens, Greece </li></ul><ul><li>2008-Beijing, China </li></ul><ul><li>2012- London, United Kingdom </li></ul>