History of the Olympics The Ancient Olympics were held in Greece from 776 BC to 393 AD The first modern world Olympics were held in 1856 in Greece, with the sponsorship of the Ottoman Empire The first Winter Games Olympics were held in Charmoix, France, in 1924. Since then over 10,500 competitors from 204 countries have entered the Olympics yearly.
Meaning of the Symbol The Olympic symbol, represents the unity of the five inhabited continents, America, Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe. The colored version of the rings, blue, yellow, black, gr een, and red over a white field were chosen because every nation had at least one of them on its national flag.
The Munich Massacre On the Olympic Games. In 1972, when the Summer Games were held in Munich, Germany, eleven members of the Israeli Olympic team were taken hostage by the terrorist group Black September . The terrorists killed two of the athletes soon after they had taken them hostage and killed the other nine during a failed rescue attempt. A German police officer and 5 terrorists also died.
First City to hold theModern Olympic games. The city of Athens of Greece was the first city to hold the Modern Olympic Games.
The years London Hosted theOlympics The years that London hosted the Olympics were 1908 and 1948! 1908 Olympics
Events in the Olympics High Jump Skating Shooting Volleyball Wrestling Gymnastics Swimming Canoeing Judo Weight lifting
Vietnam’s best hope Vietnam’s best hope in the olympics is Van Ngoc Tu. She is an athelete in the Judo event.
Other Information What does a player get for winning an Olympic Game? They will get gold medal if they are first, silver for second, bronze for third, and the prestigious title of medal winner. Which was the first Asian Country to host the Olympic Games?The Olympic Games was first hosted in Asia by Japan in 1964. What other achievements were made during Olympic Games? During the Olympic games, many world records were made, and broken by the athletes. How many countries are competing in the London Olympics of 2012? There are 216 countries competing in London Olympics of 2012.