The original Olympic Games were first recorded in 776 BC in Olympia, Greece. The Olympic Games is an international multi-sport event subdivided into summer and winter sporting events. The summer and winter games are each held every four years . Until 1992, they were both held in the same year. Since then, they have been separated by a two year gap.
The Olympic Rings are the most widely used symbol. These five intertwined rings represent the unity of the five inhabited continents . The five colored rings on a white field form the Olympic Flag. The colors, white, red, blue, green, yellow, and black, were chosen such that each nation has at least one of these colors in its national flag.
"The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well."
Olympic Flame : Prior to each Games, the Olympic Flame is lit in Olympia, Greece and brought to the host city by runners carrying the torch in relay. There it plays an important role in the opening ceremonies. Though the torch fire has been around since 1928, the relay was introduced in 1936 as part of the then German government''''s attempt to promote their National Socialist ideology.
The Olympic mascot, an animal or human figure representing the cultural heritage of the host country, was introduced in 1968. It has played an important part of the games since 1980 with the debut of Misha, a Russian bear.
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