Baron Pierre de Coubertin was the founder of the modern Olympic Games. Inspired by the ancient Olympic Games held in Olympia, Greece, which ended in 393 AD, Frenchman Pierre de Coubertin decided to pursue his project to revive the Olympic Games.
What caused the Olympic revival?
In 1821 the Greek people took arms against the Turks and fought for their freedom. In 1828 France, Russia, and the United Kingdom recognized Greece as an independent country. In this new state, many people wanted to restore their Greek heritage. Among other things, they wanted to revive the ancient Olympic Games.
How many sports are in Olympics?
Around 11,000 athletes have made their way to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to compete in over 339 different events from 41 different sports.
What are the Olympic colors?
The Olympic symbol consists of five interlaced rings of equal dimensions, used alone, in one or in five different colours, which are, from left to right, blue, yellow, black, green and red.