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The five Olympic circles represent the five continents: Africa, North and South America, Asia and Australia. They are connected to symbolize the sports friendship amongst all the people in the world. he Olympic motto "citius, altius, fortius" means "faster, higher, stronger" in Latin. he Olympic flame burned on the shrine of Zeus during the ancient Olympic games. Today a torch is fired in the sunlight and brought to the place where the games are taking place. he first official Olympic Games took place in 776 BC, but many believe they started 5 centuries earlier.
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The 2016 Olympic Games officially start today in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The 2016 Olympic Games officially start today in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Here are nine things you should know about the world’s leading international sporting event: 1. The original ancient Olympic Games were dedicated to the Olympian gods (especially Zeus and Hera) and held in Olympia, in southern Greece. The first games are believed to have been held in 776 BC. During this time, Jeroboam was king of the northern kingdom of Israel and Azariah was king of Judah (2 Kings 15:1). It was the era of the prophet Jonah and about a year before the birth of the prophet Isaiah
Historian Yohuru Williams dives into the history of the Olympic Games.
Historian Yohuru Williams dives into the history of the Olympic Games. From a gymnast with a wooden leg to a medalist busted for drinking beer, explore 10 surprising facts about the Summer Olympics. 1. Figure skating was initially part of the Summer Olympics. Before the advent of the Winter Olympics in 1924, men’s, women’s and pairs figure skating events were part of the programs for the 1908 and 1920 Summer Olympics. Ice hockey also made its Olympic debut at the 1920 Summer Games. 2. Olympic champions last received solid gold medals in 1912
With the 2012 Summer Olympics in full swing the whole world is watching as new records are broken and new champions are made.
With the 2012 Summer Olympics in full swing the whole world is watching as new records are broken and new champions are made. Before you tune into the London Games, however, take a moment to reflect on the long history of Olympic competition. From its brutal beginnings all the way to its modern day fanfare, these are 25 things you didn’t know about the Olympics. Last Updated on April 21, 2017. The Ancient Olympics were much bloodier and deadlier than today with some boxers even wearing gloves spiked with sharp nails. 24. The first modern Olympics.
So who created the Olympics? What about those Olympic rings? Read on to learn some things you probably don’t .
So who created the Olympics? What about those Olympic rings? Read on to learn some things you probably don’t know about the history of the Olympic games. The First Olympics in America Were Super Racist. There were also savage-friendly games like mud-throwing, tree-climbing, archery, and a Mohawk vs. Seneca lacrosse match, but those didn’t go much better. What was the point of all this? The organizer wanted to prove the physical inferiority of "primitive" peoples.
Kevin John Berry, OAM, (10 April 1945 – 7 December 2006) was an Australian butterfly swimmer of the 1960s who won the gold medal in the 200-metre butterfly at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. He set twelve world records in his career.
Here are some of things you may not know about the revival o. The 1948 Olympics Games were held in London and became known as the Austerity Games because Britain was still subject to rationing at the time. The best Google Doodles. Show all 50. Created with Sketch.