Athens, Greece hosted the first modern Olympics. The Olympics have been hosted by 19 different countries since 1896. The Olympic rings represent solidarity and unity among the continents of Africa, North America, South America, Asia, Oceania, and Europe. Gold, silver and bronze medals were not awarded until 1904.
What are some fun facts about Olympics?
The original Olympic Games, staged in Olympia ran from 776 BC through till 392 AD and were held, like today, every four years in conjunction with a festival to honour the Greek god, Zeus. The Ancient Greeks also had three other Games in honour of gods, Apollo, Elis and Poseiden making room for a tournament every year.
What is a fact about the Summer Olympics?
Great Britain is the only country to have one at least 1 gold medal at every Summer Olympics. The United States has hosted the Summer Olympics more times than any other nation, four in total, St Louis 1904, Los Angeles 1932 & 1984, and Atlanta 1996.
Why are there 5 Olympic rings?
Based on a design first created by Pierre de Coubertin, the Olympic rings remain a global representation of the Olympic Movement and its activity. These five rings represent the five parts of the world now won over to the cause of olympism and ready to accept its fecund rivalries.
What do the Olympic rings mean?
The Olympic symbol (the Olympic rings) expresses the activity of the Olympic Movement and represents the union of the five continents and the meeting of athletes from throughout the world at the Olympic Games.
Which country has hosted the Olympics most?
The United States has hosted or been awarded a total of eight Olympic Games, more than any other country, followed by France with five and Japan with four editions.
Who is the most famous female athlete?
Jackie Joyner-Kersee is the greatest
|1||Jackie Joyner-Kersee||Track & Field|
|2||Babe Didrikson Zaharias||Track & Field|
|3||Billie Jean King||Tennis|
|4||Sonja Henie||Figure Skating|