Category: Summer Olympics

Ancient Olympic Games

As is common knowledge, the early Olympic Games took place in ancient Greece. It consisted of numerous competitions that took place between various ancient Greek city-states’ and kingdoms’ representatives and featured several chariot racing, athletic and combat events. The games took place so sincerely that a war or struggle between any of the participating kingdoms […]

Olympic Symbol – The Five Iconic Rings

The symbol of the Olympic Games is one of the most well recognized symbols in the world. It comprises of five intersecting rings of different and vivid colors; blue, black, red, yellow and green. Designed by none other than Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the Modern Olympic Games, the five rings represent the […]

Who is Jesse Owens?

James Cleveland Owens, better known as Jesse Owens, was one of the most famous American track and field athletes of all time. He is best known for his exploits at the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics, where he won 4 gold medals, one each in 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, 4X100 meter relay and long […]

Salt Lake City, 2002

The 2002 Winter Olympics was a winter sport event that took place in Salt Lake City, United States. Officially recognized as “XIX Olympic Winter Games”, the event witnessed approximately 2500 athletes from 77 countries participating in 78 events. This was the sixth time when the Olympic Games were being held in the United States. Along […]

Establishment of the Winter Olympics

As is common knowledge, the Olympic Games are divided into 2 parts; the Summer Olympics and the Winter Olympics. In the early years, the Summer and Winter games used to be held in one and the same year. However, in order to increase the level of smoothness in the preparation for the games, the Winter […]