Frequent question: Why were the ancient Olympics held?

Where were the ancient Olympics held and why?

The ancient Olympics were held every four years between August 6 and September 19 during a religious festival honoring Zeus. The Games were named for their location at Olympia, a sacred site located near the western coast of the Peloponnese peninsula in southern Greece.

What was the purpose of the Olympic Games?

The Olympic Games are an international sports festival, held every four years. The ultimate goals are to cultivate human beings, through sport, and contribute to world peace. Summer Games and Winter Games are held separately.

What is the Olympic motto?

Faster, Higher, Stronger…. Together.” The addition of the word “together” was at the suggestion of current International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach earlier this year. The International Pierre de Coubertin Committee raised no objection to the change.

Why are there 5 Olympic rings instead of 7?

The five rings represented the five participating continents of the time: Africa, Asia, America, Europe, and Oceania. … This design is symbolic; it represents the five continents of the world, united by Olympism, while the six colours are those that appear on all the national flags of the world at the present time.”

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