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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.

Olympic Gold, Silver and Bronze medalsOlympic Gold, Silver and Bronze medals

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.

All about the OlympicsAll about 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.

Summer Olympic SportsSummer Olympic Sports

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.

Winter Olympic SportsWinter Olympic Sports

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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What's Your Fave Winter Olympic Sport?

  • Hockey!
  • I love figure skating.
  • Bob sledding all the way.
  • Snowboarding is super cool.

Sports In The Forums

LUCYQWERTY123
well in my opinion i think its a sport cause its more of gymnastic and gymnastics is a sport so yeah :D :punk :nerd :nerd :nerd :punk :punk :punk
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1PhanTrash
It's definitely an American thing - here in Australia we have like no Cheerleaders or Cheerleading groups. I think it's a sport but I'm not really into it. I think any girls or boys can do it. :3
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1PhanTrash
"Dubadins" wrote: I have never been a cheerleader but I think it is a sport because it is very active and a lot of difficult looking moves. I agree
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Wolf74
Wolf74 posted in Dance:
use to like ballet and now gymnastics cause ballet does't suit me
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Enki
Enki posted in Xtreme Sports:
Sure, many girls can fight, in fact some can fight really well, however it is a fact that women are generally physically weaker than men, which means that if a healthy male and a healthy female were to fight then the outcome wouldn't be 50/50 but rather 25/75 if even that much, this assumes that both the male and female have the same experience, training and of course both are healthy. This doesn't mean that women are inferior to men, but I am just pointing out facts, the notion that men and women are exactly the same and should be carrying out the same tasks is ridiculous.
reply 8 days