Olympic Games General Knowledge

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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