General Knowledge about Olympic Games

On 6 April 1896 at Athens, King George I of Greece opened the Ist Olympic Games of modern times

This time, 14 nationalities participated in 43 events. A total of 241 athletes (all male) participated

The Motto of the Olympic Games is Citius, Altius, Fortius (Faster, Higher, Stronger).

The Olympic Anthem . The Olympic hymn was written by the Greek national poet, Costis Palamas, with music composed  by Spiros Samaras and was first sung at the 1896 Games. It was during the 1958 Olympic  Games in Tokyo that the IOC adopted this hymn as the official Olympic anthem. 

Detail of Olympic games years

1896 Olympic Games at Athens
1900 Olympic Games at Paris
1904 Olympic Games at St. Louis
1908 Olympic Games at London
1912 Olympic Games at Stockholm
1916 Olympic Games – Not held
1920 Olympic Games at Antwerp
1924 Olympic Games at Paris
1928 Olympic Games at Amsterdam
1932 Olympic Games at Los Angeles
1936 Olympic Games at Berlin
1940 Olympic Games – Not held
1944 Olympic Games – Not held
1948 Olympic Games at London
1952 Olympic Games at Helsinki
1956 Olympic Games at Melbourne
1960 Olympic Games at Rome
1964 Olympic Games at Tokyo
1968 Olympic Games at Mexico
1972 Olympic Games at Munich
1976 Olympic Games at Montreal
1980 Olympic Games at Moscow
1984 Olympic Games at Los Angeles
1988 Olympic Games at Seoul
1992 Olympic Games at Barcelona
1996 Olympic Games at Atlanta
2000 Olympic Games at Sydney
2004 Olympic Games at Athens
2008 Olympic Games at China
2012 Olympic Games at London

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