Olympic Games, Olympics, Olympiad(noun)
the modern revival of the ancient games held once every 4 years in a selected country
Olympian Games, Olympic Games(noun)
the ancient Panhellenic celebration at Olympia in honor of Zeus; held every 4 years beginning in 776 BC
A sporting festival held every four or five years on the Plain of Olympia in southern Greece, in honour of Zeus.
An international multi-sport event (inspired by the ancient festival) taking place every fourth year.
Origin: From Olympic + games, after ieux olympiques.
The modern Olympic Games are the leading international sporting event featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games are considered to be the world's foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating. The Olympic Games are held every four years, with the Summer and Winter Games alternating, meaning they each occur every four years but two years apart. Their creation was inspired by the ancient Olympic Games, which were held in Olympia, Greece, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. Baron Pierre de Coubertin founded the International Olympic Committee in 1894. The IOC is the governing body of the Olympic Movement, with the Olympic Charter defining its structure and authority. The evolution of the Olympic Movement during the 20th and 21st centuries has resulted in several changes to the Olympic Games. Some of these adjustments include the creation of the Winter Games for ice and winter sports, the Paralympic Games for athletes with a disability, and the Youth Olympic Games for teenage athletes. The IOC has had to adapt to a variety of economic, political, and technological advancements. As a result, the Olympics shifted away from pure amateurism, as envisioned by Coubertin, to allow participation of professional athletes. The growing importance of mass media created the issue of corporate sponsorship and commercialization of the Games. World wars led to the cancellation of the 1916, 1940, and 1944 Games. Large boycotts during the Cold War limited participation in the 1980 and 1984 Games.
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were originally open only to competitors of pure Hellenic descent, and the reward of the victors was but a wreath of wild olive, though to this their fellow-citizens added more substantial honours; they consisted of foot and chariot races, and feats of strength as well as dexterity. See Olympia.
The numerical value of olympic games in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of olympic games in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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By welcoming ROA to the Olympic Games in Rio, we want to send a message of hope to all the refugees of the world, having no national team to belong to, having no flag to march behind, having no national anthem to be played, these refugees will be welcomed to the Olympic Games with the Olympic flag and with the Olympic anthem.
The last couple of days before the Olympics Games there is always one issue or other to be solved. The Brazilians will solve it, you can already feel the Olympic energy here ... so we are looking forward to a great Games and, as you know, we always had confidence in Brazil, in the Brazilians, that it will be a fantastic Olympic Games.
It is with a heavy heart that I have had to make a decision not to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, representing Australia at the Olympic Games has been a dream of mine since I was a kid ... Unfortunately, while I have expressed every intention of trying to win a medal for my country in Rio, it’s very clear to me that the Australian Olympic Committee has other plans.
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