Olympic Games list PDF

Olympic games list pdf download: The Olympic games are the culmination of most games conducted at international level in which different players representing their nation come forward to compete with their rivalry players. 

The Olympic games are the foremost leading games of the world in which more than 200 countries participate. The Olympic games are conducted in two terms. The first one is the Summer Olympics which are conducted after every two years and the second one is the Winter Olympics which are also conducted after every two years. We can say that Olympic games are conducted after every four years in which the Summer Olympics receive high priority. 

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The Olympic games took inspiration from ancient Olympic Games which were held in Olympia, Greece. 

As of now in the Olympic Games there has been evolution in these games for instance there have been inclusion of Winter Olympics for Snow and Ice sports, Paralympic Games for those who are physically disabled, the Youth Olympic Games for the athletes aged 14 to 18 years. 

The Olympic Games are governed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) which was constituted in 1894. All types of management and governance in the field of Olympic Games are handled by the IOC. Head office of IOC is situated in Lausanne, Switzerland. 

History of Olympic Games

Ancient Olympic games are believed to have existed 2800 years ago, it is asserted by many historians. Ancient Olympic Games were first organized in 776 BC in Greece, in the honor of Jesus. At that time these games were religion centric in which only males used to take part.

In 394 AD, the king of Rome announced to ban this game because it was religion centric in his view also. Consequently it broke into small games which used to take place at small places but unofficially. 

Modern Olympics History

Ancient Olympics were on the verge of extinction but Baron Pierre de Coubertin called out players from different nations and kept the proposal of reintroduction of the Olympic Games. 

With agreements of players and others, Barron’s proposal was accepted and in 1894 Olympics started again. Modern Olympics were organized in Olympia Stadium in Greece. Thus credit for the Modern Olympics goes to “Barron”.

After four years in 1900 the Olympics were held again in which women also participated as players and spectators also had a nice fraction of women. Now it was organized in Paris which is the capital of France. 

Olympic Games Symbol 

The Olympic Games has Symbol in which there are five differently coloured rings intertwined with each other on a white flag of ratio 2:3 (breadth:length). The colours of rings are Blue, Red, Yellow, Green and Black. These colours are seen on the flag of almost every country, which is the reason behind the selection of these colors. Each colour represents a different country, Blue represents Europe, Black represents Africa, Red represents America (Both North and South America), Yellow represents Asia and Green represents the Australian continent. 

These colors are intertwined with each other on the Olympic flag which shows the togetherness of the countries. 

Games/Sports included in Olympics 

In the Olympic Games there are numerous games in which participants take part from different countries. The inclusion of new games also takes place in the Olympics(both Summer and Winter season Olympics) . As of now there are 57+ games in the Olympics which are given below:-

olympic games list pdf

  • Speed Skating
  • Alpine Skiing 
  • Paralympic 
  • Curling
  • 3×3 Basketball 
  • Acrobatics Gymnastics 
  • Archery
  • Artistic Gymnastics and Swimming
  • Athletics 
  • Badminton
  • Baseball Softball
  • Basketball
  • Beach handball
  • Beach Volleyball 
  • Biathlon
  • BMX Freestyle 
  • BMX Racing
  • Bob sleigh
  • Boxing 
  • Breaking 
  • Canoe/Kayak Flatwater
  • Canoe/Kayak Slalom
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Diving
  • Equestrian 
  • Fencing 
  • Figure Skating 
  • Football 
  • Freestyle Skiing
  • Futsal
  • Golf
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Ice Hockey
  • Judo
  • Karate
  • Luge
  • Marathon Swimming 
  • Modern Pentathlon
  • Mountain Bike
  • Nordic Combined
  • Rhythmic Gymnastics 
  • Road Cycling 
  • Roller Speed Skating
  • Rowing
  • Rugby
  • Sailing
  • Shooting
  • Short Track Speed Skating
  • Skateboarding 
  • Skeleton 
  • Olympic Jumping 
  • Ski Mountaineering
  • Snow Board
  • Speed Skating
  • Sport Climbing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis 
  • Taekwondo
  • Tennis 
  • Track Cycling
  • Trampoline
  • Triathlon
  • VolleyBall
  • Water Polo
  • Weightlifting 
  • Wrestling

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