Participation in the ancient Olympic Games was initially limited to freeborn male citizens of Greece; there were no women’s events, and married women were prohibited from attending the competition.
What stopped during the Olympics?
But it’s not the first time the Olympics have had to be put on hold: since sprinting into life in 1896, the modern Olympics has been cancelled three times, all on account of a world war. … They even made a flag of the Olympic rings out of a bedsheet and coloured scarves.
What is the oldest Olympic sport still played today?
The running race known as stadion or stade is the oldest Olympic Sport in the world.
Which country has bagged the most Olympic medals?
Here are the 10 countries with the most Olympic medals:
- United States (2827 medals)
- United Kingdom (883 medals)
- Germany (855 medals)
- France (840 medals)
- Italy (701 medals)
- Sweden (652 medals)
- China (608 medals)
- Russia (546 medals)