- 1896 the modern Olympics started.
- 158 countries will participate in
the next Olympic Games.
- 776 BCE is the date of the first
known Olympic Games.
- The first Olympic Games was held
- In 9th Olympic Games, Indian hockey
team won Gold medal.
- There are 5 rings on the Olympic
- The Olympic Games were first staged
in honour/honor of Zeus.
- The Olympic Games are generally
considered to have begun in 8th BC.
- Omega is the is official timekeeper
Olympic Games .
- Three modern Olympic Games have been
cancelled, World War I (1916)and World War II (1940, 1944).
- Olympic Games are held in 4 years.
- The International Olympic Committee organize
- The youngest Olympian in the modern
era is Greek gymnast Dimitrios Loundras, who competed in the 1896 Athens
Olympics at the age of 10.
- Springboard diver Marjorie Gestring,
age 13, is the youngest female individual gold medalist in history.
- The Olympic Games symbol commemorates
the theft of Fire by Prometheus from Zeus.
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