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Saturday, 3 May 2014

Essay On Olympic Games

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Essay On Olympic Games.In 1980 the Olympic games were held at Moscow. the capital of U.S.S.R. These games are held every four years. These games were first of all instituted by the Greeks. They were organised after every four years at a place called Olympus in Greece. Athletes from all over Greece used to go to Olympus to take part in these games.

These games were combined patriotic, religious and athletic festivals held every four years. The first such recorded festivals of games was held in 776 BC. the date from which the Greeks began to keep their calendar by 'Olympiads", for four year span between the games.

The Olympic games were organised in the modern age in the 1896. when they were held at Athens in Greece. The credit for their revival goes to the great efforts made by Baron de Courbert in. a 1.rench educator. He revived these games to foster better international understanding though the universal medium of youth's love for athletics. After 1896 they hive been held more or less every fourth year. The venue of the games is changed from country to country.

Thousands of athletes from all countries of the world participate in these games which are held in high prestige. These games are the symbol of international friendship and brotherhood. The Olympic symbol compresses of five rings of circles linked together to represent the sporting friendship of all Asia, Africa. Australia and America. Each ring is of different colour i.e. blue.

The Olympic Flag has interlocking rings on plain white background. The Olympic flame symbolises the continuity between the ancient and modern Games. The torched used to kindle the flame is first lit by the sun's rays at Olympia in Greece and then carried to the site of the games by relays of runners. There it is kept burning till the last day of the games.

Every athlete of the host country recites the oath that he will take part in the Olympic Games respecting and abiding by the rules which govern them. The Olympic heroes received a crown of olive branches in the ancient times. But in modern Olympic games the winners are given medals and certificates. The athlete standing first gets a gold medal. a silver medal is given to the second and a bronze medal is awarded to the players standing third. At present there are 21 sports which are played at the Olympic games.

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