OLYMPICS

OLYMPICS:

Olympic a set of international sports competitions that happen once every four years. The Olympic games are held in different countries on each occasion. The Olympics were an internationally significant event that unites people from all over the world. The Olympic Games are considered the world’s foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating. The Olympic Games are normally held every four years, alternating between the Summer and Winter Olympics every two years in the four-year period. The Olympic Games include all the sports registered by the International Olympic Committee as Olympic sports. Olympic Games are the largest sporting event, in terms of the number of sports on the program, the number of athletes present and the number of people from different nations gathered together at the same time in the same place.

HISTORY OF OLYMPICS:

The Olympic games started thousands of years ago and lasted over a millennium. The Greeks loved sport and the Olympic Games were the biggest sporting event in the ancient calendar. The Olympic Games began over 2,700 years ago in Olympia, in southwest Greece. The most important and prestigious were the games held at Olympia to honor Zeus, the king of the gods. The modern Olympic games began in 1896. Pierre de Coubertin was a French educator and historian, founder of the , and its second president. He is known a International Olympic Committee s the father of the modern Olympic Games.

OLYMPIC SPORTS:

Currently, the Olympic program consists of 35 different sports, 53 disciplines, and more than 400 events. The Summer Olympics includes 28 sports with 38 disciplines and the Winter Olympics includes 7 sports with 15 disciplines. The list of Olympic games are,

  • 3*3 basketball
  • Acrobatic gymnastics
  • Alpine skiing
  • Archery
  • Artistic gymnastics
  • Artistic swimming
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Beach Handball
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Biathlon
  • BMX
  • Bobsleigh
  • Boxing
  • Breaking
  • Canoe
  • Cross Country skiing
  • Curling
  • Diving
  • Equestrian Dressage
  • Equestrian Eventing
  • Equestrian jumping
  • Fencing
  • Figure Skating
  • Football
  • Freestyle skiing
  • Futsal
  • Golf
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Ice hockey
  • Judo
  • Karate
  • Luge
  • Modern pentathlon
  • Mountain bike
  • Nordic combined
  • Paralympic
  • Rhythmic gymnastics
  • Road cycling
  • Roller speed skating
  • Rowing
  • Rugby
  • Sailing
  • Shooting
  • Short track speed skating
  • Skateboard
  • Skeleton
  • Ski jumping
  • Ski mountaineering
  • Snowboarding
  • Softball
  • Speed skating
  • Sport climbing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Taek wondo
  • Tennis
  • Track cycling
  • Trampoline
  • Triathlon
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Weight lifting
  • Wrestling

IMPORTANCE OF OLYMPIC GAMES:

The Olympics is important because at no other time does practically the entire planet come together, regularly and in a positive way, to experience the same thing. The goal of the Olympic Movement is to contribute to building a peaceful and better world by educating youth through sport practiced without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity, and fair play.

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT OLYMPICS:

  • Women have been allowed to compete in the Olympics since 1900. The Olympic Games have been hosted by 23 different countries.
  • Olympic games were not held in the following years due to the two world wars 1916, 1940, and 1944.
  • Olympic Games are so-called because they were held in the city of Olympia.