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The history of the Olympic Games The history of Olympic games goes back to Ancient Greece. They began in 776 B.C. (that is more than 2700 years ago) at Olympia in Greece.

The history of the Olympic Games

The history of Olympic games goes back to Ancient Greece. They began in 776 B.C. (that is more than 2700 years ago) at Olympia in Greece.

Ancient Olympic starting line. Olympia Stadium

It was a great athletic festival including many different kinds of sports:

The Olympics were organized up to the year of 391. In 394 A.D. the Games stopped.

Olympia, Greece Olympia, Greece

Then fifteen hundred years later, in 1894, a Frenchman, Baron Pierre de Coubertn, managed to persuade people from fifteen countries to start the Olympic Games again. The International Olympic Commitee was set up in 1894, and the first of the modern series of Games took place in Athens two years later, in 1896. Baron Pierre de Coubertin
Olympic opening ceremony, 1896

Since 1936 the opening ceremony has been celebrated by lightning a flame which is called "Olympic Flame".

The motto of the Olympic games

Citius,

Altius,

Fortius!

The Olympic Games are held every 4 years.

It’s a symbol of the Olympic Games.

5 interlaced

rings.

Every ring symbolized a continent:

-Black – Africa

-Blue – Europe

-Red – America

-Yellow – Asia

-Green - Australia

Summer Olympic Sports:

The Table of the Summer Olympic Sports

Badminton Table tennis

Boxing Sailing

Wrestling Modern pentathlon

Cycling Softball

Baseball Bow shooting

Water sport Firing

Volleyball Tennis

Handball Triathlon

Gymnastics Tae kwon do

Academic rowing Weight-lifting

Canoeing Fencing

Judo Football

Horse riding Hockey

Basketball

Track and field sports

Complete the sentences

1.The Ancient Games were first held in

Italy c) Greece

Germany d) Spain

2.The first of modern Olympic Games were held in

London c) Rome

Barcelona d) Athens

3. The first of the Modern Olympic Games were held in

1876 c) 1906

1896 d) 1916

4. The Olympic Games are held every

2 years c) 6 years

4 years d) 8 years

5.The Olympic symbol is

4 interlaced squares c) 3 blue stars

5 interlaced rings

6. The 22 Olympic Games were held in

Los Angeles c) Moscow

Athens d) Rome

7. The second-place winner in the Olympic event receives

A silver medal c) A bronze medal

A gold medal d) A certificate

8. What Greek God was honoured at the Ancient Olympic Games?

9. Who founded the modern Olympics? When?

• Home task

Good phonetic reading and translation.

THANK YOU!


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