The Facts and the History of Olympic Games

The history of Olympic Games is about twenty eight hundred years old. First of all these games were held by Greeks, Zeus. These games continued to be held every four year until 394 A.D. when they were stopped by a royal order of the emperor of Rome.

These games were revived in 1894 by the efforts of a French Baron Pierre de Coubertin and the First Olympic meet in modern series was held in 1896 in Athens, the capital of Greece.

The 21st  Olympic Games were held in 1976 at Montreal (Canada), the 22nd Olympic Games were held in 1980 in Moscow (USSR), the 23rd Olympic Game were held at Los Angeles (U.S.A), in 1984 and the 24th Olympic were held from Sept. 17 to Oct. 2, 1988 at Seoul.

The Mascot of the 24th Olympics was ‘Hodori’. The 25th Olympic Games were held at Barcelona (Spain) in 1992 and 26th Olympic games were held from July 19 to Aug. 4, Cobi.

The Mascot of 26th Olympic s was Iszi Atlanta ’96. 27th Olympic Games were held in Sydney (Australia) in 2000 from Sept. 15 Oct. 1. At this Olympiad of the new millennium, the largest number of medals was bagged by the U.S.A followed by Russia. China was placed third.

India bagged only one bronze medal. The twenty eighth Olympics were held at Athens (Greece) from August 13 to August 29, 2004.

The Mascot of the 28th Olympics was a duo of Athena ‘and Phevos. The 29th Olympic Games were held in Beijing (China) from August 8 to August 24, 2008. The 30th Olympic Games were held in London from July 12, 2012.

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