Going For The Gold By: Maegan Barber

Olympic Symbol Bike

The Olympics is an event that is held every four years.
Where the greatest athletes come together from all around the world and compete against each other in competitive games.

the opening of the Olympics in Beijing

  • The History of the Olympics

  • The History of the Symbol of the Olympics

  • The Rewards Ceremony

  • The Games in the Olympics

  • The Torch

The History of the Olympics
The first ever Olympic games were held in Olympia in Greece in the year
of 776 B.C.
temple of Zeus at Olympia

The Olympics is held every 4 years. This is known as the Olympiad,
which was used for a associating point for dating occasions.
The games were held in wooded valleys of Olympia in Elis. The Olympics were used as a
peace agreement between the city-states Elis and Pisa.
The Olympics was a religious occasion for the Greek people. Olympia was a site devoted to Zeus

The History of the Symbol of the Olympics

The most famous symbol of the olympics.has five
The symbol of the olympics
interlocking rings
containing the colors blue, yellow, black, green, and red.
The symbol was created in 1912 by the creator of the modern olympics
Baron de Coubertin. Each ring represents each part of
the world, America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania.
At the Olympic games, the flag of the olympic rings are brought out during the opening ceremony.
Since 1960 the Olympics was hosted in Rome. The flag has been carried in a horizontal
position by a surplus of athletes, or other people well known for their positive work in society.
After the flag has made its apparence in the opening ceremony, it is then put on a flagpole.
The flag must stay on the flagpole all through the olympics. When the flag is let down it symbolises
the ending of the Olympics.

The Rewards Ceremony
The podium

Ever since 1928 the olympic medals has had the same design, a Greek goddess,the Olympic Rings, the coliseum of ancient Athens, a Greek vase known as an amphora, a horse-drawn chariot, the year, number of the Olympiad, and host city. There is about a total of 1,838 medals giving out at the Olympics. Some Olympic events don't even have a third or fourth place, so the losers are rewarded bronze medals. Back in the modern Olympics in 1896, instead of gold the first place winners recieved silver. In 1904 in the St. Louis Olympics is when gold replaced silver.
first place gold medal in 1996 summer Olympics


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The Games in the Olympics

As time went by they started adding more games to the Olympics ,like Pentathlon.
Pentathlon contained a variety of different games. There was also discus, javelin, jumping, running, and wrestling.
Then as more time went by, they added another group of events called Equestrian, which included chariot races and riding.


Hicham El Guerrouj of Morocco crosses the finish line next to Bernard Lagat of Kenya as he win's gold in the men's 1,500 metre final on August 24, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in the Sports Complex in Athens, Greece.


776 BC
1st Olympiad
Stadium race
724 BC​
14th Olympiad
double-stadium race
720 BC
15th Olympiad
long-distance race

708 BC

18th Olympiad

708 BC

18th Olympiad
688 BC
23rd Olympiad
680 BC
25th Olympiad
4-horse chariot race
648 BC
33rd Olympiad
horse race
648 BC
33rd Olympiad

520 BC

65th Olympiad
race in armor
408 BC
93rd Olympiad
2-horse chariot race


The Torch
The Olympic Torch

The Olympic Torch is also known as the Olympic Flames
which is the symbol of the Olympic games .
The Olympic flame embodies positive values that
humans have always affiliated with fire.
All the way to the flames destination, the flame
is carried by rally.


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