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Know about the Olympics

by Ravi Sharma

Olympics is a very popular and well-known event. It has been going on for centuries, but in the modern era it is more publicized and it is not just a tradition.

There are many different sports that people can compete in. These sports include swimming, diving, rowing, track and field, cycling(road), boxing, judo, taekwondo, badminton, etc. There are so many activities to participate in at this event.

What is Olympics?

The Olympics is a kind of sporting event, which is held every four years. It is held in different cities around the world. The final part of this event is to choose the best team for their country/city. The main people who compete in these games are men and women.

The culture of this event

When we look back at old times, we see that there were two types of sports at different ages. They were not really professional competitions then but rather activities practiced by common people to keep fit and entertained. Athletes used to only participate at a local level with their tribes, villages or communities. The participants would not have uniforms, coaches, or any other international sports organization. However, in recent times this has changed. Athletes in the Olympics are paid and therefore they are considered professional and their performance is very important to the fans.

So many people all over the world participate in this event, that it has become a major global event.

What are the 3 different types?

There are three types of Olympics. These are Winter Olympics, Summer Olympics, and Paralympics.

Winter

Winter Olympics are held every four years and they are held in the cold area of the world. These events are held in places like South America, Europe, Canada, Antarctica, etc. The main purpose of these Olympics is to decide which country is the best at winter sports. The games last for about a month and during this period people from all over the world will be able to watch these competitions live.

Summer

Summer Olympics are also called summer games or summer games. It is also known as a little of winter and a big competition for summer sports. This event is also held every four years in different parts of the country.

Paralympics

Paralympics are organized for people with disabilities. The purpose of this event is to make them feel included in games, where they compete and give their best. This event is organized once every four years.

What do people do at this event?

Many different events happen at the Olympics. These include basketball competitions, judo, swimming, etc.

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The most famous event is a 100m men’s race which is called “the 100m dash”. It is very exciting because millions of people watch this event on TV. It starts with ten sprinters on a start line, each in their own lane while they wait for a sound signal that starts the race. Athletes from many different countries take part in these games such as Argentina, Australia, Austria, etc.

How many countries are in this event?

The Olympic Games are organized by the United Nations. This event was started in 1896, and since then it has taken place every four years. There are so many different countries that participate in these games and they compete in different sports. They try their best to represent their country/city and make them proud.

How many competitors do in athletics?

In the Olympics, there are about 10,500 participants from all over the world. They take part in different types of sports such as track and field running, swimming and diving competitions, etc. These sports are held in different parts of the world such as Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and Buenos Aires. How do they work out which country is the best at this game? The country with the most medals will be the best at that sport.

Why this event happen every 4 years?

The Olympics was first celebrated in Ancient Greece. These games have been celebrated for centuries and now it is very popular all over the world. However, these games are not celebrated every year because they cannot be made every year due to their international nature and the cost involved in the organization of such an event. So, they take place once every four years.

What do people do at this event?

The main purpose of this event is to make people aware of their strengths and weaknesses and also help them to improve their skills as well as abilities. There are many different competitions held in different sports, called “the Olympic Games“.

What are the oldest and youngest competitors in this event?

The age of a person is not important; what is important is that they should be mentally mature enough to take part in such an event. The oldest participants of these games were Leonidas of Greece who lived in the 7th Century BC and he was probably 95 years old when he took part in this game. The youngest participants were three Norwegians; Olaf Lundoy, Halfdan Hansen, and Sondre Nordvik who were only 11-years-old when they took part in this game.

What do the 5 rings in the Olympic flag represent?

The Olympic flag was designed by Pierre de Fredy, a French artist. He designed the flag for the Olympic Games, which were held in the year 1894. The five rings represent the five continents of the world, which are Africa, America, Antarctica, Asia, and Europe.

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