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