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Ancient Olympic Games

In the 8th century B.C., the first Olympic Games took place in Olympia, Greece. They were held every four years for 12 centuries and lasted five or six months. The athletes competed naked.

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Facts about the Olympics that will blow your mind

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  • The first modern Olympics were held in 1896 in Greece. The official languages of the games are English and French, complemented by the host country's official language.

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The Olympic symbol

Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the co-founder of the modern Olympic Games, designed the Olympic symbol. The five rings represent the five inhabited continents of the world.

The six colours - bl...

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The Olympic torch

The Olympic torch is lit in the way of the ancient ceremony and the temple of Hera, Greece. Actresses wear costumes of Greek priestesses and use a parabolic mirror and sun rays to light the torch. ...

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Johnny Weissmuller, an athlete and actor who played Tarzan in 12 movies, won five gold medals in swimming in the 1920s.

From 1912 - 1948, painters, sculptors, architects, writers, and musicia...

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