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Thursday, September 10, 2009

History of Olympics

The Olympic games are international athletic competition conducted every 4 years. Usually athlets from various parts of Greece would assemble in Olympics and conduct games. The Greeks developed their body as well as mind. The first recorded Olympic Games were in 776 B.C and they continued till AD394. It was banned by the Roman Emperor, Theodosius. It was revived only in 1896 by a French nobleman, Baron Pierre de Coubertin 'The Olympic motto is 'Swifter, Higher, Stronger' The Olympics committee has framed the rules and regulations. Every participating country can make entries for three games. There are three medals given to the winners, gold for the first, silver for the second and bronze for the third. The first Olympic games were conducted in 1896 in Athens. The winter Olympics include competitions in skiing speed and figure skating, ice hockey and bob sledding. The summer games of the Olympics include, foot races, the pantathelon, wrestling, boxing, horse races, polevault, high jump, swimming, weight lifting and Gymnastics. About 150 countries participate in these Games.They bring about international integration through sports and games.

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