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Origins Of The Olympics


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Origins Of The Olympics

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