Olympic Games. Past, Present and Future.
Olympic Games. Past, Present and Future.
MISSIONS • What is the goal of the Olympic Movement? • According to the Olympic Charter, the goal of the Olympic Movement is to contribute to building a peaceful and better world by educating youth through sport practised without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.
HISTORY • One of the most important sanctuaries of antiquity, dedicated to the father of the gods Olympian Zeus.Olympiais the birth-place of the Olympic Games and also where they were held...
ATHLETES' OATH The oath is recited by an athlete from the host country, who holds the Olympic flag by the tip at one of its corners, surrounded by other athletes who carry the flag. "In the name of all competitors I promise that we will take part in these Olympic Games, respecting and abiding by the rules which govern them, in the true spirit of sportsmanship, for the glory of the sport and the honour of our teams".
PRESIDENT OF THE IOC FROM 1896 TO 1925 Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin.It is to him that we owe all the organization of the Olympic Games, which have benefited from his methodical and precise mind, and from his wide understanding of the aspirations and needs of young people.
OLYMPIC FLAG It consists of the five Olympic rings, centrally located against a white background, whose colours are blue, black, red, yellow and green. According to de Coubertin, these colours stand for all the nations in the world, since at least one of the colours on the Olympic flag features on each country's national flag.
OLYMPIC FLAME The lighting of the Olympic Flame and the Torch relay were originally held in 1936.
“The most important thing in the Olympics is not to win, but to take part.” PIERRE DE COUBERTIN
Paralympic Games In 1948, Sir Ludwig Guttmann organized a sports competition involving World War II veterans with a spinal cord injury in Stoke Mandeville, England. Four years later, competitors from the Netherlands joined the games and an international movement was born. Olympic style games for athletes with a disability were organized for the first time in Rome in 1960, now called Paralympics. The Paralympic Games have always been held in the same year as the Olympic Games.
OLYMPIC MOTTO "Citius. Altius. Fortius" Swifter, Higher, Stronger. The Olympic motto addresses itself to all of the members of the Olympic Movement calling upon them to act according to the Olympic Spirit.
MOSCOW’80 Russia joined the Olympic movement in 1952.
RECOGNISED SPORTS Climbing, bridge, golf, roller skating and surfing are sports that are recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Peking 2008 On 13 July 2001 at the 112th IOC Session in Moscow, Beijing was elected the Host City for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in 2008.
Vancouver 2010 The city of Vancouver was elected Host City of the XXI Olympic Winter Games in 2010 at the 115th IOC Session in Prague on 2 July 2003.
London 2012 The host city for the Games of the XXX Olympiad will be the city of London. London had to overcome stiff competition, however, in the form of Paris, New York, Moscow and Madrid in its bid to get the Games.
Do you remember? • 776 BC • 384 AD • 1896 • 1952 • 1960 • 1980 • 2008 • 2010 • 2012
776 BC - the first ancient Olympics • 384 AD - the Olympics are banned • 1896 - the first modern Olympics • 1952 - Russia joins the Olympic movement • 1960 - the first Paralympics • 1980 - the 22nd Olympic Games in Moscow • 2008 - the Summer Olympics in Peking • 2010 - the Winter Olympics in Vancouver • 2012 - the Summer Olympics in London • 2014 -??????????????????????????????
Sochi 2014 Hosting the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi would be an honour for the entire country. It would leave an unprecedented sporting legacy for Russia and for the Olympic Movement forever changing the lives of Russian citizens and profoundly affecting the country's youth.