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Kids, it’s time to know about Olympics from scratch

So, you hear about the word “Olympics” often from your elders and your neighbors around. Have you ever thought of questioning yourself that from where Olympics has originated and what are the famous games played? How people participate and what is awarded to them? It is even possible that your favorite game which you play every day may be conducted at the Olympics! If you love extra curricular activities and want to create your own name, you might be just a step away from the most prestigious awards.

The Olympic begins

In the year 1894, the Olympic movement was begun. Women were not allowed to compete in the sports until 1900. The aim of the Olympic movement was to educate people through sports practice in order to remove the ills of discrimination of any kind. Friendship, mutual understanding and a fair play were the key aim of the Olympics. 

Fun facts

  • The Olympic torch is lit in Olympia, Greece.
  • Gold, silver and bronze are the medals awarded.
  • The Olympic ring is an emblem which symbolizes five continents.
  • The National Olympic Committee (NOC) selects their own national teams
  • The modern Olympic games were first held in Athens in the year 1896.

The various events

There is no such event which is not included in the Olympic tournament. The events are divided into summer and winter games. Summer events include archery, athletics, basketball, badminton, boxing, canoe slalom, canoe sprint, cycling BMX, diving, cycling track, cycling mountain bike, equestrian, fencing, football, golf, gymnastics, hockey, handball, judo, sailing, shooting, rugby, rowing, weight lifting, wrestling freestyle, volleyball, table tennis and much more. The winter events include alpine skiing, biathlon, curling, figure skating, ice hockey, Luge, snowboard, skeleton, ski jumping, speed skating, short track speed skating, Nordic combined, freestyle skating and Bobsleigh.

To participate in the Olympics, a person or an athlete should be a citizen of the country. There are specific eligibility rules to be followed by his/her respective sport's International Federation. If you are a sports lover then, make your country proud of you and help others to get motivated.

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