Why are the Olympics so important?
The goal of the Olympic Movement is to contribute to building a peaceful and better world by educating youth through sport practiced without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.
What was the long term impact of the 2012 Olympics?
Lasting effects include the Olympic Park, which has permanently improved a formerly derelict area with the addition of green space. According to the BBC, the Olympic venues were built from approximately 1/4 recycled materials, setting a bold precedent for games to come.
Has Australia ever won the Olympics?
Australia has sent athletes to all editions of the modern Olympic Games. Australia has competed in every Summer Olympic Games, as well as every Winter Olympics except 1924–32 and 1948.
Medals by Summer Games.
Why is the Olympics the greatest global event?
Olympics – a global event
The modern Olympics became a major global event due to support from transnational media corporations, large multinational companies, intergovernmental organizations (United Nations, the European Union) and National Government Organisations (NGO) who are the main drivers of globalisation.