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OLYMPICS

The history of Olympic Games is about twenty eight hundred years old. First of all these games were held by the Greeks in 776 B.C. on Mount Olympus in honour of the Greek god, Zeus. These games continued to be held every four years until 394 A.D. when they were stopped by a royal order of the emperor of Rome. These games were revived in 1894 by the efforts of a French Baron Pierre de Coubertin and the First Olympic meet in the modern series was held in 1896 in Athens, the capital of Greece. The 21st Olympic Games were held in 1976 at Montreal (Canada), the 22nd Olympic Games were held in 1980 in Moscow (USSR), the 23rd Olympic Games were held at Los Angeles (U.S.A), in 1984 and the 24th Olympics were held from Sept.17 to Oct. 2, 1988 at Seoul. The Mascot of the 24th Olympics was ‘Hodori’. The 25th Olympic Games were held at Barcelona (Spain) in 1992 and 26th Olympic games were held from July 19 to Aug. 4, 1996 at Atlanta (U.S.A). The Mascot of 25th Olympic games was Cobi. The Mascot of the 26th Olympics was Iszi Atlanta ‘96. 27th Olympic Games were held in Sydney (Australia) in 2000 from Sept. 15 to Oct. 1. The Mascot of the 27th Olympics was a trio of Syd, Millie and Olly. At this first Olympiad of the new millennium, the largest number of medals were bagged by the U.S.A. followed by the Russia. China was placed third. India  bagged only one bronze medal. The twenty eight Olympics were held at Athens (Greece) from August 13 to August 29, 2004. The Mascot of the 28th Olympics was a duo of a Athena and Phevos. The 29th Olympic Games were held in Beijing (China) from August 8 to August 24, 2008.

Olympics : The Olmpic symbol canjoins five rings or circles linked together to represent the sporting friendship of all people.The rings also symbolise five continents Asia Africa,Europe,Australia and America.Each ring is of different colour,i.e blue,yellow,black,green & red.

Olympic Flag: The Olympic flag was created in 1913 on the suggestion of Baron Pierrede Coubertin.It was adapted in 1914.it was raised over an Olympic stadium for the first time at the Antwerp Games(Belgium) in 1920.

Olympic Flame: The Olympic flame was lighted for the first time at the Amsterdam Games in 1920.The Olympicflame symbolises the continuity betweeen the ancient & modren games.The torch used to Kindly the flame is first lit by the Sun's rays at olympic,Greece, and then carried to the site of the games by a relay of runners.

Olympic Motto: The Olympic motto is 'Citius-Altius-Fortius' which means faster-higher-stranger'Rev Fathe Didanheadmaster of the school near Paris first used the motto and had it embroidered on the flags of his school clubs.


Olympic Games

VenueYear
Athens1896
Paris 1900
Amsterdam 1928
Los Angeles 1932
Berlin 1936
London 1948
Helsinki 1952
Melbourne 1956
Rome 1960
Tokyo 1964
Mexico City 1968
Munich 1972
Muntreal 1976
Moscow 1980
Los Angeles 1984
Seoul 1988
Barcelona 1992
Atlanta 1996
Sydney 2000
Athens 2004
Beijing2008
London 2012
Rio De Janeiro To be held in 2016

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