BARON PIERRE DE COUBERTINBaron Pierre De Coubertin was a French aristocrat and was also the founder of themodern Olympic games.He was born on January the first 1863 in France and then died 1934 after a longtimeof loyalty to the olympics.Baron Pierre De Coubertin founded the international Olympic committee. He isconsidered the father of the olympics.In 1892 he started campaign to get people together from all around the world to play hisnew modern olympics.Crowds gathered around to watch the games, at first nobody agreed with him and hewent nowhere but he strived and strived to get the olympics up again and eventually hedid, it took 4 years.
OLYMPIC FLAGWhat does the 5 rings on the olympic flag represent? And also when was the flag/symbol introduced? The 5 rings on the olympic flag represents the union of 5 continents of the world and the meeting of the athletes who participated in this cycle of events.The olympic comittee adopted the symbol/flag in 1914 and was first flown at the Antwerp games in 1920. Europe=Black Asai=Green Pacific=Blue South America=Red North America=Yellow
CEREMONIESThe opening ceremony of the Olympic Games adds an additional layer of symbolismto the flag. Traditionally, eight people carry in the flag. Five of these flagbearersrepresent the continents, while the other three stand for the Olympic ideals of sport,environment, and culture.At the 2002 Salt Lake Games, astronaut John Glenn of the United States, NoblePrize winner Desmond Tutu of South Africa, aboriginal Olympic champion CathyFreeman of Australia, political leader Lech Walesa of Poland, and Olympic skijumper Kazuyoshi Funaki of Japan each represented their continent while carrying theflag. For the ideals, Olympic alpine skier Jean-Claude Killy of France stood as asymbol for sport, explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau of France for the environment, andfilm director Steven Spielberg of the United States for culture.This proves how theolympics use the colours in most of their games
HOST CITIES How many summer olympics have been held?31 summer olympic games have been held in the most modernOlympics.London has hosted the Olympic games on two past occasionsin 1908 and 1948, with the third scheduled for 2012. In the olympicsfive people will all light the torch to start the games.
OLYMPIC OATH What is the Olympic Oath? And why did it change?Boris Onishchenko was caught cheating when the officials found a bugging device inhis epee. He was able to change the score on the board by using a devise"In the name of all competitors, I promise that we shall take part in these OlympicGames, respecting and abiding by the rules that govern them, in the true spirit ofsportsmanship, for the glory of sport and the honour of our teams." Written by Baron de Coubertin, the oath is taken by an athlete from the host nation while holding a corner of the Olympic flag. The athletes oath was first taken by Belgian fencer Victor Boin at the 1920 Antwerp Games.