Olympic Games OriginsThe ancient Olympic Games took place in Olympia, in the beautiful region of Elias, in 776 BC. The first Olympiad was named Koroibos of Elias because he was the winner of the stadium race in 776 BC.These games were primarily a part of a religious festival in honor of Zeus, the father of all gods. The athlets were all male citizens and women were forbidden to compete and were even banned from entering the stadium to watch the games.,
Motto of the OlympicsThe Olympic Motto is “Citius, Altius, Fortius” which is Latin for Swifter, Higher, Stronger. The Motto was proposed by Pierre de Coubertin on the creation of the International Olympic Committee in 1894.A more informal but well known motto, also introduced by De Coubertin, is “The most important thing is not to win but to take part”. De coubertin get this motto from a sermon by the Bishop of Pennsylvania during the 1908 London Games.
Olympic Values The values related with the Olympics are:
LogoThe chosen Logo for us is similar to the original one but in colour blue, however it conserves its other particularities
Swimming The swimming competition at the 2012 Olympics are scheduled to be held: Pool: 28 July – 4 August 2012 at the London Aquatics Centre, and Open water: on 9 & 10 August in The Serpentine in Londons Hyde Park. Swimming is expected to feature 34 different events (17 male, 17 female). Two of these will be open-water swims of 10- kilometres in distance (10Km); while the remaining 32 events will be contested in a 50m, long course pool.
Probihition of the Olympics 1916-1940-1944The Olympic games were cancelled in 1916 because of the First World WarYears later, the summer and winter games of 1940 and 1944 were cancelled because of Second World War
Paralympic GamesThe Paralympic Games are a major international multi- sport event where athlets with a physical disability compete; this includes athletes with mobility disabilities, amputations, blindness, and cerebral palsy. There are Winter and Summer Parlympic Games, and are run in parallel with the Olympic Games
Important factsThere are six categories inwhich the athletes compete.The categories are amputee, cerebral palsy, intellectual disability, wheelchair, visually impaired, and Les Autres (literally “The Others”, which are athletes with disabilities that do not fall into the other five categories; these include:dwarfism, multiple sclerosis, and congenital deformities)
Additional Information“Spirit in Motion” is the motto for the Paralympic movement. The symbol for the Paralympics contains three colors: red, blue and green, which are the colors represented in the flags of nations. The colors are each in the shape of an AGITO (which is latin for “I move”). The three Agitos circle a central point, which is a symbol for the athletes congregating from all points of the globe.
This presentation wasmade by the journalist team: Carolina Corvalan Carla Albino Mariano Romero Sports division www.thetimes.olympics.com.uk