What was the main reason to start Olympic Games?
The ancient Olympic Games were primarily a part of a religious festival in honor of Zeus, the father of the Greek gods and goddesses.
Why the Olympics are 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 do five Olympic rings represent?
The five rings represent the five continents of the world that participate in “the fruitful rivalries” of the Olympic Games. The colors – blue, yellow, black, green and red – stand out against the white background.
Why did the Olympics stop?
Since the Olympic games were first and foremost a religious celebration in honor of Zeus, they held no place in the Christian empire. The emperor Theodosius I legally abolished the games in 393 or 394 A.D. To read more about these topics, see Further Resources.
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.