Why do we celebrate the Olympic Games?
Olympic Day was introduced in 1948 to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games on 23 June 1894 at the Sorbonne in Paris. The goal was to promote participation in sport across the globe regardless of age, gender or athletic ability.
When and where were Olympic Games being held?
The Summer Olympic Games, also known as the Games of the Olympiad, are a major international multi-sport event normally held once every four years. The Games were first held in 1896 in Athens, Greece, and were most recently the 2020 Summer Olympics held in 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
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.
Where have the Olympic Games been held?
Dates and Locations of the Modern Olympics
- Athens, Greece. April 6-15, 1896.
- Paris, France. May 20-October 28, 1900.
- St. Louis, Missouri, USA. …
- London, England. April 27-October 31, 1908.
- Stockholm, Sweden. May 5-July 22, 1912.
- Berlin, Germany. CANCELLED.
- Antwerp, Belgium. April 20-September 12, 1920.
- Paris, France.
Why is French used in the Olympics?
It all traces back to Pierre de Coubertin, who revived the Olympic Games at the end of the 19th century when French was considered the language of diplomacy. And, since April 1915, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters have been located in the French-speaking region of Switzerland.