OLYMPIC GAMESThe Olympic Games is a major international event featuring summer and winter sports, in which thousands of athletes participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic and Paralympic Games are about much more than sporting excellence. Underpinning the Games is the philosophy of Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the Modern Olympic Movement.
•Olympia, in Southern •The Olympic games were Greece gave its name to the basically just for men.games. •An Olympic victor was •Ancient Greeks held them crowned with an olive every 4 years starting near wreaththe summer solstice.•The Olympics were a religious event for the Greeks.
The Values are:Respect – fair play; knowing one’s own limits; and taking care of one’s health and the environment.Excellence – how to give the best of oneself, on the field of play or in life; taking part; and progressing according to one’s own objectives.Friendship – how, through sport, to understand each other despite any differences.
Banned Games•In 1916, 1940 and 1944 games were banned because of the first and second World War .
SYMBOL FLAG• The Olympic flag has a white background, with five interlaced rings in the centre: blue, yellow, black, green and red.•It represents the five inhabited continents of the world, united by Olympism, while the five colours are those that appear on all the national flags of the world.
PARALYMPIC GAMESThe Paralympic Gamesinclude athletes with physical The Paralympicdisabilities such as mobility motto is ‘Spirit indisabilities, amputations, motion’ andblindness, and cerebral palsy. represents theThese games are run in parallel strong will ofwith the Olympic Games. every Paralympian. The symbol for the Paralympics contains three colors, red, blue, and green, which are the colors most widely represented in the flags of nations. The colors are each in the shape of an Agito, which is Latin for "I move“.
Sports •There are 36 sports included in the Olympic games :One of them isthe triathlon
This game is a combination of: Swimming Cycling Running
INTERESTING FACTS•It wasnt until 1900 that women were allowed to participate in the Olympic Games. •The original flag of the Olympic games was stolen in 1920 by Harry Prieste and it was returned seventy seven years later to the International Olympic Comitte during a special ceremony held at the 2000 Summer Olympics, in Sydney. •London 2012 Olympic Games are going to be the first ever live 3D Olympic Games. •Art competitions formed part of the modern Olympic Games during its early years, from 1912 to 1952. There were five categories: architecture, literature, music, painting, and sculpture.