Some Interesting Facts About The Olympic Games That You May Not Know


You may not care much for sports and games, but the Olympics has a magic of its own. Athletes put in their best efforts and undergo rigorous training for many years. The first Olympic games took place in Olympia, Greece. Fourteen nations got together during those games, and they had 241 athletes who competed in 43 different events. It was exciting with track and field events like swimming, wrestling, shooting, cycling, etc. In the beginning, they held the games every four years. But later, they were banned for a while, only to be resurrected about 1500 years later. At that time, athletes did not bother about fashion or sponsorship, and the games lasted five to six months.


Some Interesting Facts About The Olympic Games In The Past

From the year 1924 to 1992, the summer and winter Olympics took place in the same year. Now, they take place alternately every two years. From the year 1912 to 1948, many artists took part in the games. They competed for medals in their respective fields, and it was Baron Pierre de Coubertin that designed the five rings of the Olympic Games. He was the co-founder of the Olympic Games. The five rings of the symbol represent the five continents of the world that are inhabited. The first mascot of the Olympic games was Waldi at the 1972 games in Munich. In the beginning years of the Olympics, only men took part in the games. They included women only in the 1900 Olympics.


Some Exciting Facts About The Olympic Games of 2021

The XXXII Summer Olympic Games were scheduled for 2020 but needed to postpone the games to 2021 due to the pandemic. They have included four new sports, karate, skateboarding, sport climbing, and surfing at the current games, and the Olympic village has an area of 44 hectares and is at Tokyo Bay. It will accommodate 18,000 athletes and other members of the Games. The largest team of athletes comes from the United States, and there will be 142 Open LGBT athletes. They say that the Japanese collected used household appliances to make the Olympic and Paralympic medals. They were able to acquire 32 kg gold, 3500 kg silver, and 2200 kg bronze. These provided for 5000 Olympic medals. They kept in mind the safety precautions for the pandemic. So, they keep the medals on a tray, and the athletes collect them themselves. If you want to know more exciting facts about the Olympic Games, check YouTube




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