Olympic Games

Olympic Games

  • Submitted By: fadi27
  • Date Submitted: 11/18/2013 10:53 PM
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Wherever I go I just hear about it but where or when I never really knew. I am sure that most of you heard about the Olympic Games in Russia 2014. Though I am a fan of sports in general I was really excited to know more about this. So I just used Google and I exactly found what I was looking for. So after I read about it, I got excited and wanted to know about the history and about pretty everything about Olympic Games. ~ Baron Pierre de Coubertin founder of the International Olympic Committee said that The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, as in life what is important is not the triumph but the struggle.". The goal of my speech today is to inform you about the history, and everything has to do with Olympics.

The modern Olympic Games are the leading international sporting event that has summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes participate in a variety of competitions. As nearly 200 nations participate in the Olympic Games. Until now statistics show that the USA has the most medals combining winter and summer sports with 2549 medals. The Olympic Games are held every four years, but because there is summer and Winter Games alternating, this means that they occur every 2

In 776 B.C. the first Olympics were held. Men from all over Greece came to compete in the Olympic Games that were held in a village called Olympia for nearly twelve centuries. In the ancient Greek Olympics men were only allowed to participate Olympia was a sanctuary dedicated in honor of Zeus, the father of all Greek Gods and Goddesses.

The Olympic Games continued for many years but in 393 AD, a roman empire named Theodosius banned them, then he ordered his soldiers to destroy the temple of Zeus. Olympia fell into ruin as there were earthquakes and floods.

15 centuries after their extinction, the Games were restored thanks to the efforts of the French educator Pierre Baron de Coubertin. Two years after Baron de...

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