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1 From the History of the Olympic Games
Made by Penkova Alena School № 21 Form 9

2 The Olympic Games are the greatest international sport competitions which take place every four years.

3 The Olympic Games began in ancient Greece
The Olympic Games began in ancient Greece. They represented a religious and sport holiday. They took place in Olympia.

4 The athletes in ancient Greece competed in running, boxing, wrestling, horse and chariot racing.

5 The winner of the Olympic Games became a respectful person all his life.

6 The Olympic Games were held for the nearly twelve centuries until they were abolished in 394 AD by the Christian Emperor Theodosius I

7 The Olympic Games were revived only at the end of the 19th century thanks to Baron Pierre de Coubertin. The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens in to show the importance of precedent. The International Olympic Committee was also set up in 1896.

8 From 1924 Olympic Games were divided into Summer and Winter Games.

9 Hockey, curling, biathlon, freestyle are winter Olympic kinds of sports of the Winter Olympic Games.

10 Boxing, bicycling, swimming, heavy athletics, freestyle wrestling are summer Olympic kinds of sports.

11 21 countries became the host-country for Games
21 countries became the host-country for Games. The Olympic Games took place: 8 times in the USA, 5 times in France, 3 times in the UK, 3 times in Germany, 3 times in Japan, Italy, Canada; 2 times in Australia, Austria, Switzerland, Norway. Sweden, Belgium, the Netherlands, Finland, the USSR, Mexico, South Korea, Spain and China hosted the games once.

12 Flag, anthem and oath, a slogan, a medal, a fire, an olive branch, fireworks, talismans are the symbols of the Olympic Games.

13 The emblem of the Olympic Games was invented by Pierre de Coubertin in 1913.

14 The Olympic flag represents a white silk linen with the Olympic emblem on it.

15 The modern tradition of moving the Olympic Flame via a relay system from Greece to the Olympic venue began with the Berlin Games in 1936.

16 Sportsmen from different countries participate in the Olympic Games and always win gold, silver and bronze medals.

17 Since the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France, the Olympic Games have had a mascot, usually an animal native to the area or occasionally human figures representing the cultural heritage.

18 The 2014 Winter Olympics, officially the XXII Olympic Winter Games will be celebrated from 7 to 23 February 2014, in Sochi. Olympic Winter Games mascots : the Polar Bear, the Hare, the Leopard.

19 The joy of the Victory.

20 Last years the Olympic movement got immense scales and the capitals of the Games became the capitals of the world. Sport plays the most important part in the people’s life!

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