It was created by Pierre de Coubertin in 1914. The Olympic flag contains five interconnected rings on a white background. The five rings symbolize the five significant continents and are interconnected to symbolize the friendship to be gained from these international competitions The Olympic flag was first flown during the 1920 Olympic Games
Pierre de Coubertin wrotean oath for the athletes torecite at each OlympicGames. During theopening ceremonies, oneathlete recites the oath onbehalf of all the athletes.The Olympic oath wasfirst taken during the 1920Olympic Games.
"In the name of all competitors, I promisethat we shall take part in these OlympicGames, respecting and abiding by the rulesthat govern them, in the true spirit ofsportsmanship, for the glory of sport andthe honor of our teams."
"The most importantthing in the OlympicGames is not to winbut to take part, justas the mostimportant thing in lifeis not the triumph butthe struggle. Theessential thing is notto have conqueredbut to have foughtwell."
• InOlympia (Greece), aflame was ignited by thesun and then kept burninguntil the closing of theOlympic Games.• The flame first appeared inthe modern Olympics at the1928 Olympic Games inAmsterdam.
The Olympic flame is lit at theancient site of Olympia bywomen wearing ancient-stylerobes and using a curvedmirror and the sun. TheOlympic Torch is then passedfrom runner to runner fromthe ancient site of Olympia tothe Olympic stadium in thehosting city. The flame is thenkept alight until the Gameshave concluded.
The Olympic medalsare designed especiallyfor each individualOlympic Games by thehost citys organizingcommittee. Each medalmust be at least 3millimeters thick and60 millimeters indiameter
The Real Gold Medals The last Olympic gold medals that were made entirely out of gold were awarded in 1912