Category: Olympics

The Olympic Oath

The Olympic Oath is taken by one athlete and one judge from the home nation, acting on behalf of all competitors and judges. Athletes have taken the oath since 1920, although the wording has changed over the years and judges have been taking the oath since 1972. Since 1984 the athlete & judge taking the […]

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History Of The Olympics

Records tell us that the Olympics started in ancient Greece in about 776BC.  They were held in the valley of Olympia in the south west of Greece.  Thousands of spectators would gather in the main stadium to watch the lighting of a flame at the altar of Zeus the supreme God. They would join in […]

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Symbols of the Olympics

There are a number of symbols associated with the Olympics.  Including the rings, the motto and the flame.  These symbols give the Olympics an identity and are very familiar to people across the world. The Olympic Rings: In 1913, Baron Pierre de Coubertin came up with the idea for the symbol most associated with the […]

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The Little Girl Whos Biggest Goal Was To Win Olympic Gold | Paula Radcliffe

Paula Radcliffe has won everything there is to win when it comes to Marathon Running, but with London 2012 now nearly over and Paula having to pull out of the Womens Marathon, has the dream gone? Most of us know Paula as the world record holder of the womens marathon, an athlete that has done […]

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Olympic Opening Ceremony 1896-2008

The Olympics Ceremony has been something of tradition from the very start and over the years each host nation has tried to out do the previous, so heres a look back over the Olympics from 1896 to Bejing 2008 Games… The Olympics Opening Ceremony: Through The Years I.O.C./Getty Images The Opening Ceremony at the 1896 […]

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Olympic Records

Heres a look over Olympic History, highlighting a variety of records So lets take a look at some record breaking facts and figures… ALL-TIME MEDAL TABLE: COUNTRY GOLD SILVER BRONZE TOTAL USA 930 728 639 2297 Soviet   Union 395 319 296 1010 Great Britain 207 255 252 714 France 192 212 234 638 Germany […]

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Team GB Olympic History

So do you know where Team GB have done over the years? Are we as good now as the past or are we a better team getting better, or are we a team in need of hope and Olympic success going down the pan? Now the Games is here in the heart of our capital, […]

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The Olympic Village

Before 1924, athletes stayed in rented accomodation located around the host city, then for the first time in 1924 at the Paris Olympics a purpose built Athlete Village was built. The Olympic Village or Athletes Village is a place where the athletes can get away from it all, relax and interact with other athletes from other […]

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Some Olympic Terminology

Have you ever wondered when watching some of the Olympic Sports what the commentators mean when they come out with words like 49er, coxswain, decathlon, IOC and Golden Slam? Well here we go… Golden Slam: This is when you win four Majors and a Gold Medal in Tennis at the Olympics.  The Term Golden Slam […]

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OMEGA Watches Start Me Up London 2012 Advert

Omega is the official London 2012 Timekeeper and this is their awesome advert, that really gives you the want to get up, go out and train, with a great backing track by The Rolling Stones.

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