Origin of the Olympic Games Once every four years, men from all over Greece came to compete in a great athletic festival in Elis, in western Greece (Women were not allowed to compete). This was called the Olympic games because the place was called Olympia. It was a religious festival to honor the Greek gods Zeus and Hera. GreeceZeusHera
The Olympic games began in Olympia in 776 B.C. They took place from time to time until 393 A.D. then they stopped. These are the greatest celebrations of sport in the world. At first they lasted only one day and there were only one race. History
The Olympic Games The Olympic Games are an international multi - sport events, occurring every four years,, organized by the International Olympic Committe. In these games we can observe thousands of athletes participate in a variety of competitions.
Baron de Coubertin In 1896 a Frenchman, Baron de Coubertin, started modern Olympic games. The Modern Olympic games took place in Athence in Greece. Nearly all the Nations in the world take part in these games. Baron de Coubertin
The design of the flag had been received by the French educator Pierre, Baron de Coubertin. The five rings represent the five continents. (Blue, Yellow, Black, Green, Red(represent all nations) and White background for peace). These five rings represent the continents of the world: Africa Europe Asia America Oceans (including Australia) Design of Flag
International Olympic Committee The International Olympic Committee ( IOC ) (French: Comité international olympique, CIO ) is a Swiss non-profit, non-governmental organisation based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre, Baron de Coubertin, on 23 June 1894 with Demetrios Vikelas as its first president. Today its membership consists of 100 active members, 33 honorary members, and 1 honour member.LausannePierre, Baron de CoubertinDemetrios Vikelas
Olympic Motto The Olympic motto is made up of three Latin words : Citius - Altius - Fortius. These words mean Faster - Higher - Stronger. It was the Dominican priest Henri Didon who first expressed the words in the opening ceremony of a school sports event in 1881. Pierre de Coubertin, who was present that day, adopted them as the Olympic motto. It expresses the aspirations of the Olympic Movement not only in its athletic and technical sense but also from a moral and educational perspective.
Some Olympic Symbols Winer´s Medals : Medals are awarded in each event, with gold medals for first place, silver for second and bronze for third, a tradition that started in 1904. Olympic Flame: Months before each Games, the Olympic flame is lit in Olympia in a ceremony that reflects ancient Greek rituals.
At the beginning of Olympic games some one lights a torch. The runners carry the Olympic flame to the country where are the games are taking place. “The Olympic flame” burns through out the duration of the Olympic games. The Olympic flame is put out when the games come to close. Olympic Flame
Olympic sports The Olympic Games program consists of 26 sports, 30 disciplines and nearly 300 events The Summer Olympics program includes 26 sports, while the Winter Olympics program features 15 sports. Athletics, swimming, and artistic gymnastics are the only summer sports that have never been absent from the Olympic program.
Cross-country skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, ski jumping, and speed skating have been featured at every Winter Olympics program since its inception in1924. Current Olympic sports, like badminton, basketball, and volleyball, first appeared on the program as demonstration sports, and were later promoted to full Olympic sports. Continue….
HOCKEY FOOT BALL BASKETS BALL VOLLY BALL WRESTLING BOXING FENCING Etc. Etc SAILING ROWING SWIMMING Etc. ICE-HOCKEICE-HOCKEY ICE-HOCKEICE-HOCKEY SKIING SCATING TEAM SPORTS COMBAT SPORTS WATER SPORTS WINTER GAMES Etc
Winter Sports Alpine Skiing Biathlon Bobsleigh Cross Country Skiing Curling Figure skating Freestyle Skiing Ice Hockey Luge Nordic Combined Short Track Speed Skating Skeleton Ski Jumping Snowboard Speed skating
The Role Of India in Olympics Dhyanchand was a well known Hockey player. He took part in 1928, 1932 and 1936 Olympic games. India won gold medals in all the Olympic matches in which he took part. He was awarded Padmabhushan by Indian government. Dhyan chand
Abhinav Bindra Abhinav bindra won a gold medal in 100 mts. Rifle shooting at Beijing 2008. It is the first individual gold medal for India..
SUSHIL & VIJEYENDER WITH PRESIDENT PRATHIBA PATIL Vijender and Sushil won two bronze medals for India in Beijing Olympics.
Host Nations The host city for an Olympic Games is usually chosen seven years ahead of their celebration. The process of selection is carried out in two phases that span a two- year period. These Games also constitute a major opportunity for the host city and country to promote and showcase themselves to the world. The next Winter Games will be in Sochi, Russia in 2014, which will be the first time this nation has hosted. Also, the next summer games will be in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,