“Faster, Higher, Stronger- Together” you guessed it right, we are talking about the prestigious Olympic Games. The Olympic Games is considered to be the world’s foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating. It is supposed to be conducted every four years. But it was cancelled a few times due to world wars and boycotts during the cold war. The games are conducted following the ancient Olympic Games held in Olympia, Greece.
The International Olympics Committee was founded during 1894, and the first modern Olympics was subsequently held in 1896. The Olympic symbol consists of five intertwined rings and represents the unity of the five inhabited continents, namely, Africa, The Americas( considered as one continent) Asia, Europe, and Oceania. The coloured version of the rings—blue, yellow, black, green, and red—over a white field forms the Olympic flag.
The Olympic Torch Relay is an important event before each Games. Months before the Olympics, the Olympic Flame is lit at the Temple of Hera in Olympia. It then ignites a torch by placing it inside a parabolic mirror. The torch of the first relay bearer is lit by it.Then the Olympic torch relay will carry the flame to the host city’s Olympic stadium. The mascot of each Olympic Games is decided by the cultural heritage of the host country. There is also a winter Olympics, that focuses on winter games and Paralympics, where differently abled athletes take part in the games.
This year’s Tokyo Olympics was supposed to happen in the year 2020. But was postponed due to the pandemic outbreak. Thus it became the first Olympic Games to be postponed and rescheduled, rather than cancelled. Japan is holding the Olympics for the fourth time. Tokyo has become the first Asian country being the host twice. The official emblem of Tokyo Olympics take the form of a ring in an indigo-coloured checkerboard pattern.The official mascot of the 2020 Summer Olympics is Miraitowa, a figure with blue-checkered patterns inspired by the Games’ official emblem. This Olympic games has the addition of some new competitions including 3x3 basketball, freestyle BMX and mixed events in a number of sports, and the return of Madison cycling, baseball and softball. India has made its first appearance in the 1920 Summer Olympics in Paris. This year India has sent a large number of 120 participants to different events.
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