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The Singapore Olympic Dream

The Singapore Olympic Dream

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  1. The Singapore Olympic Dream

  2. Olympic Movement • To contribute in building a peaceful and better world by educating the youth • Through sport practiced without any discrimination of any kind • In the spirit of FRIENDSHIP, SOLIDARITY AND FAIRPLAY

  3. Olympic Rings • Symbolizes the highest level of excellence in Sports • Represents friendship across the FIVE different continents of the world • At least one of the five colours can be found in every nations’ flag of the world

  4. Olympic Flag & Doves • Doves are released at the start of each Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games • Reminder everyone that the Games should be played in an atmosphere of PEACE

  5. Olympic Motto Citius, Altius, Fortius Faster, Higher, Stronger • Used to be the three main criteria for judging • Other judging criteria include : body control, style, difficulty of movement

  6. Olympic Message The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.

  7. Olympic Flame • Symbolizes endeavour for perfection, the struggle for victory, peace and friendship • Ignited by the rays of the sun reflected off a mirror

  8. Olympic Torch • Transported from the ancient site of Olympia, Greece to the hosting country of the Olympic Game • Torch relay is passed from person to person • Fire from the torch is used to light a huge flame in the stadium during the Opening Ceremony • Flame distinguished at the Closing Ceremony

  9. Olympic Host Countries • 1896 - the first modern Games host by Greece • 1916, 1940 & 1944 – no Olympic Games due to the two World Wars • 1960 – first Olympic Game to be hosted by an Asian country (i.e. Japan) • 2000 – Largest Games with 200 participating countries

  10. Ancient Olympic Entrance to the Track 192m Running Track Altar for Flame Lighting The Ancient Stadium of Olympia

  11. Ancient Olympic Flame Lighting Altar of Olympia The 192 m Running Track The Entrance to the Running Track

  12. Sports of the AncientOlympic • Recorded first in 776BC – world oldest sports festival • First 13 Olympic Games featured only ONE event – a foot race run over a distance of approximately 200m • Other events include chariot race, pentathlon, pankration, hoplite

  13. Great Olympic Stories I • Picture of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 • During the Opening Ceremony - Greece ALWAYS enters first - Host country enters last • First Olympic gold medal was won by Greek Shepherd in the marathon event • 118 runners participated in 1988 marathon race – the largest no. of participants for a single event in Olympic history!

  14. Great Olympic Stories II • In the Ancient Games, laurel wreath were presented to winner of Olympic event • Olympic medals were awarded only from 1908 onwards • Medals are at least : 60mm in diameter 3 mm in thickness 92.5% of pure silver

  15. Founder of the Modern Olympic Games (Part 1) Baron Pierre de Coubertin • Borned in New Year’s day in 1863 in Paris • Launched the FIRST Modern Olympic games in Athens Greece in 1896

  16. Founder of the Modern Olympic Games (Part 2) Baron Pierre de Coubertin • President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from 1894 to 1925 • Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his devotion to the Olympic spirit and ideal • Died of a heart attack in 1937

  17. Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) • Formerly known as the Singapore Olympic and Sports Council • Formally recognized in 1948 by the International Olympic Committee • Driving force behind the Olympic Movement in Singapore • Debut at the London Olympics Games of 1948

  18. Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) • Won Singapore only Olympic medal (i.e. silver medal) in weightlifting through Mr Tan Howe Liang in Rome Olympic, 1960 • Women Table tennis team won the team silver medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics • Fastest man in the world over 50m freestyle – Mr Ang Peng Siong” • Plan,select and administer any Singapore team or organisation affiliated to the IOC

  19. Singapore Olympic Academy (SOA) • Officially established in 1994 • 68th Olympic Academy of the World • Educational arm of the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC)