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OLYMPIC GAMES

Olympic Games

1.  Ancient Olympic Games 

According to historical records, the first ancient Olympic Games were held in  776 BC. They were dedicated to the Olympian gods and were staged on the ancient plains of Olympia. The ancient Olympic Games were continued for nearly 12 centuries, until Emperor Theodosius decreed in 393 A.D. that all such "pagan cults" be banned.

Olympia, the site of the ancient Olympic Games, is in the western part of the Peloponnese which, according to Greek mythology, is the island of "Pelops", the founder of the Olympic Games. The central part of Olympia was dominated by the majestic temple of Zeus, along with the temple of Hera.  The Olympic Games were closely linked to the religious festivals of the cult of Zeus.

The Olympic winners used to   receive first awards immediately after the competition. Following the announcement of the winner's name by the herald, a Hellanodikis (Greek judge) would place a palm branch in his hands, while the spectators cheered and threw flowers to him. Red ribbons were tied on his head and hands as a mark of victory.

The official award ceremony would take place on the last day of the Games, at the elevated vestibule of the temple of Zeus. In a loud voice, the herald would announce the name of the Olympic winner, his father's name, and his homeland. Then, the Hellanodikis placed the sacred olive tree wreath, or kotinos, on the winner's head.

The ancient Olympic Games were initially a one-day event until 684 BC, when they were extended to three days. In the 5th century B.C., the Games were extended again to cover five days.
The ancient Games included running, long jump, shot put, javelin, boxing, pankration and equestrian events.

2.   Modern Olympic Games 

 

          Summer Olympic Games  

Sr. No.

Year

Host city

1

1896

 Athens, Greece

2

1900

 Paris, France

3

1904

 St. Louis,United States

4

1908

 London, Great Britain

5

1912

 Stockholm, Sweden

6

1916

 BerlinGermany Cancelled because of World War I

7

1920

 Antwerp, Belgium

8

1924

 Paris, France

9

1928

 Amsterdam, Netherlands

10

1932

 Los Angeles, United States

11

1936

 Berlin, Germany

12

1940

Tokyo, Japan, Later Helsinki ,Finland,cancelled because of World War II

13

1944

London, Great Britain, cancelled because of World War II

14

1948

 London, Great Britain

15

1952

 Helsinki, Finland

16

1956

 Melbourne, Australia 

17

1960

 Rome, Italy

18

1964

 Tokyo, Japan

19

1968

 Mexico City,Mexico

20

1972

 Munich, West Germany

21

1976

 Montreal,Canada

22

1980

 Moscow, Soviet Union

23

1984

 Los Angeles,United States

24

1988

 Seoul, South Korea

25

1992

 Barcelona,Spain

26

1996

 Atlanta, United States

27

2000

 Sydney,Australia

28

2004

 Athens, Greece

29

2008

 Beijing,China

30

2012

 London, Great Britain

31

2016

 Rio de Janeiro,Brazil

 




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