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The Olympic Games. Síomha Heekin 4 th Class. The Olympic Games. The Olympic Games - History. Known as the World’s Greatest Sports Competition 1 st Held in Olympia, Greece from the 8 th Century BC to the 4 th Century BC Not Really Known How they Started

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the olympic games

The Olympic Games

SíomhaHeekin

4th Class

the olympic games history
The Olympic Games - History
  • Known as the World’s Greatest Sports Competition
  • 1st Held in Olympia, Greece from the 8th Century BC to the 4th Century BC
  • Not Really Known How they Started
  • Held between athletes from cities & kingdoms in Ancient Greece
  • Events included Running, Pentathlon, Javelin, Boxing & Chariot Races
  • Poems Were Written About the Winners & Statues of Them Were Created
  • As the Romans Gained Power from The Greeks The Games Officially Ended (Around 426 AD)
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The Olympic Games – History
  • There Are 5 Categories of Games:
    • The Ancient Olympics Games
      • Held in Greece
    • Summer Olympic Games
      • Every 4 Years
    • Winter Olympic Games
    • Paralympic Games
      • For People With Disabilities
    • Youth Olympic Games
      • For Teenage Athletes
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The Olympic Games – Modern Games
  • The International Olympic Committee was set up in 1890
  • Decided the Olympics would be held every 2 Years – Rotating Winter & Summer
    • Winter Every 4 Years
    • Summer Every 4 Years
  • 1st Olympic Games Held in Athens in 1896
    • 14 Countries ; 241 Athletes; 43 Events
  • 2nd Games Held in Paris
  • Host Countries Are Chosen 7 Years in Advance
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The Olympic Games - Modern Games
  • French & English are the Official Languages of the Olympics
  • If the Language of the Host Nation is Different that is Used Too
  • The Olympic Flame Stays Lit During the Whole Olympic Games
  • It is lit in Greece and Carried to the Country Hosting the Games
  • There is a Different Mascot for Each Games
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The Olympic Games – Modern Games
  • The Olympic Rings Represent the Olympics
  • 5 Connected Rings to Represent the 5 Inhabited Continents
    • America, Africa, Asia, Australasia & Europe
    • 2 Continents not included: the Arctic & Antarctica
  • Each Ring A Different Colour:
    • Blue, Yellow, Black, Green, Red
    • Every Country Has At Least One of Those Colours in Their Flag
  • They Are Linked to Show Friendship
  • The Olympic Motto Means ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger’
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The Olympic Games - Ceremonies
  • Opening Ceremony:
    • Starts by Raising Flag of Host Country
    • There is A Show – Dancing / Singing
    • All Countries Taking Part March into Stadium
      • Greece Normally Marches 1st
      • Countries Then Come in Alphabetical Order
      • The Host Country Comes in Last
    • Speeches Are Made
    • Last Thing Is To Light The Torch
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The Olympic Games - Ceremonies
  • Closing Ceremony:
    • Held After All The Events Are Over
    • All the Athletes Enter Together
    • Flags Are Raised
      • Greece
      • Current Host
      • Host of Next Winter & Summer Olympics
    • More Speeches !!!
    • The Flame is Put Out
    • Some Artistic Displays from The Next Host Nation
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The Olympic Games - Events
  • Only One Event Has Men & Women Competing Against Each Other : Equestrian
  • Women 1st Took Part in the Games in 1900
  • Some Countries Still Don’t Send Women!!
  • There Are Almost 400 Events
  • Medals Are Awarded for 1st (Gold) , 2nd(Silver) & 3rd Place (Bronze)
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The Olympic Games – London 2012
  • Next Year the Summer Olympics Will Be Held in London
  • This is the 3rd Time London Has Hosted the Games
  • Most Events Will Be in London
    • Some Soccer Matches Will Be Held Outside London
  • They Will Start in July & Finish on 12th August
  • I am Going to 2 Events (Maybe 3 If We Are Lucky !!)
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The Olympic Games – London 2012
  • These are the Olympic mascot they are called
  • Wenlock and Mandeville
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The Olympic Games – London 2012
  • These are some tickets For The Olympics
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The Olympic Games - London 2012
  • This is the Logo for the 2012 OLYMPICS !
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The Olympic Games – London 2012
  • This is where the Olympic games are on !
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The Olympic Games

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