HISTORY OF OLYMPIC GAMES
The history of Olympic games is very old, about twenty eight hundred years. It has a historical background. The games were held for the first time by the Greeks in 776 BC. On Mount Olympus, it was held in honour of the Greek god Zeus. Gracefully the games were continued to be held every four years until 394 AD when they were stopped by a royal order of the emperor of Rome. For a long time it remained withheld. Again in 1894 the games were revived by the effort of a french Baron Pierre de Coubertin and the first Olympics meets in the modern times was held in 1896 in Athens, the capital of Greece.
Separate Winter Olympics Games began in 1924. Women have been competing in the olympics since 1912.
Baron Pierre de Coubertin suggested to create the Olympic flag in 1913. It was inaugurated in Paris in June 1914, but it was raised over an Olympic stadium at the Antwerp games in 1920. There is also a second Olympic Flag which is used for the Winter Games. These flags are made of white silk and contained five intertwined rings as the Olympic emblem. From the left to right the rings are arranged like blue, yellow, black,green and red. So we can say that the various colored rings represent various continents — blue (Europe), yellow (Asia), black(Africa), red (America), and green(Australia). And the most important thing is that each of the colour can be found in every flag of country.
The flag is 3m and 2m in measurement. and the emblem is placed at the middle of the flag.
Olympics is always is a matter of pride to all the nations of this world, therefore it is an enthusiasm an inspiration to the people. Besides Olympics Commonwealth Games, Afro Asian Games, Asian Games and SAF Games are there held in frequent years.
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