We all love playing and watching sports. Olympic games or Olympics are leading international sporting events which features the summer and winter competitions in which thousands of athletes from all around the globe take part in these games. More than 200 nations participate in these games. They are held after every four years. Here is the official logo of the Olympics or the Olympic games below:
History Of Olympics:
Olympics are very ancient games. According to the history, the first ancient Olympic games can be traced back to 776 BC. They were dedicated to the Olympic gods and were staged on the ancient plains of OLYMPIA. They continued for 12 centuries, Until Emperor Theodosius decreed in 393 A.D. that these games should be banned.
Games and the Religion:
The Olympic games were very closely linked to the religious festivals and the gods, but were not an integral part of a rite, they had a secular character and aimed to show the physical and the mental qualities of the people taking part in these religious games named as the Olympics.
Evolution Of Olympics:
The first modern Olympics were held in Athens, Greece, In 1896. In the Opening ceremony, King Georgios and a crowd of sixty thousand people welcomed 280 players from thirteen nations. All players were males and they participated in 43 events including track and field, gymnastics, swimming, tennis, cycling, weightlifting, shooting and fencing.
They truly took off as international event in 1924 until now many olympic events have taken players, Thousands of athletes from all over the glob take part in these games and medals are given to these players. There are three categories of these medals known as Gold, silver and bronze medal.
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Gold medal is given to the players who come first in match or event here is an photograph of gold medal which was given in Rio Olympics 2016:
Silver medal is given to the player or athlete who stands second in an match or event. Here is an photograph of the silver medal which was given to the athletes in the Rio olympics 2016:
Bronze medal is given to the player or athlete who stands third in an match or event. Here is an photograph of the bronze medal which was given to the athletes in the Rio olympics 2016:
Rio Olympics 2016:
Last olympics were played in Rio in 2016. USA won most 121 medals including 46 gold, 37 silver and 38 bronze medals. Second most medals were won by Great britain. They won 27 gold, 23 silver and 17 bronze medals. China won 3rd most medals including 26 gold, 18 silver and 26 bronze medals.