1986 first modern Olympics, occurred in Athens, 280 male participants from 13 nations only appeared and competing in 43 events, including track and field, gymnastics, swimming, wrestling, cycling, tennis, weightlifting, shooting and fencing only. From the time of 1994, the summer and Winter Olympic Games have been detained separately and have occurred alternately for every two years. All consequent Olympiads have been occurred still but no Games take place 1916, during 1st world war and in 1940 and 1944, during 2nd world war. The authorized symbol of the contemporary Olympic Games is five interlocking colored rings, representing the continents of North and South America, Asia, Africa, Europe and Australia. The Olympic flag, presenting this symbol on a white background, First flew for the time at the Antwerp Games in 1920. After 1924, Olympics became as an international sporting event, while the VIII Games were held in Paris, where some 3,000 athletes including100 women from 44 nations competed on that year, and for the first time the Games attributed a closing ceremony. The Winter Olympics debuted that year, together with such events as figure skating, ice hockey, bobsledding and the biathlon. Eighty years later, when the 2004 Summer Olympics returned to Athens for the first time in more than a century, nearly 11,000 athletes from a record 201 countries competed. In a sign that joined both ancient and modern Olympic traditions, the shot-put competition that year was held at the site of the classical Games in Olympia.
5 SPORTS THAT HAVEN’T MADE IT INTO THE OLYMPICS:
Dream of top athletes proving themselves at the Olympics around the world. But in order to keep the Games at a usable size, not every sport can be included. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has exacting criteria for evaluating potential events, ranging from the history and tradition of the sport to its drug testing procedures. The five sports below all have a wide international following, and a few have even made a fleeting appearance in Olympic history. But none have become an Olympic event—at least not yet.1.Cricket2.Squash 3.Bowling 4.Chess 5.Mixed Martial Arts.
THE OLYMPIC TORCH or FLAME: THE SPIRIT OF ANCIENT GREECE
While the Olympic torch relay evokes the spirit of ancient Greece, it was first fantasy by a rule not known for the Olympic ideals of international peace and goodwill: Nazi Germany. At a solemn ceremony in Olympia, Greece, on July 20, 1936, the searing rays of the midday sun, concentrated by a parabolic mirror, kindled the Olympic flame. The entire torch relay, starting with the ceremony in Olympia, was a thoroughly German production. Krupp, a German arms manufacturer, crafted the steel-clad torches that featured a magnesium-burning element designed by German chemists to stay lit regardless of weather conditions.