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.
Who won the first gold medal in history?
James Brendan Connolly of the United States is credited as the first ever gold medalist of the Super Modern Olympic Games. In some cases, a NOC may garner multiple gold medals in the same edition where it won its first ever gold medal.
Who won the first gold medal?
The Indian men’s hockey team sealed their second of six consecutive gold medals on August 11, 1932 while Abhinav Bindra won India’s first individual Olympics gold on the same date at the 2008 Olympics.
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.”