Top 10 Most Interesting Olympic Facts

Holding an Olympic Games means evoking history-Pierre de Coubertin

Olympic Games is the biggest sport event of the world .Athletes from almost every country of this planet displays their extraordinary talent in various sport fields in Olympic Games.Modern Olympic is inspired from ancient Olympic Games ,that used to took place in Olympia,in ancient Greece.The origin of the Olympics is shrouded in mystery and legend.These are the top ten most interesting Olympic Facts

1.No Gold Medals : 1896 Olympic

The first modern Olympic was in 1896.In this event champions were given silver medals instead of gold medal,bronze medals was for the second position and third position got nothing.

2.Olympic Myth

It has been widely written that during the Games, all conflicts among the participating city-states were postponed until the Games were finished. This cessation of hostilities was known as the Olympic peace or truce.This idea is a modern myth because the Greeks never suspended their wars.

3.Abebe Bikila

Abebe Bikila is the first black athlete to win gold medal in Marathon,in 1960.The interesting fact is he was bare foot.And running bare foot is harder .But he made a record on that event.

4.London Olympics

London has a record of hosting three modern Olympics.London also has the honor of being the first city to host the Paralympics, which took place in 1948 for wounded war veterans.

5.First Olympic In TV:1936 Berlin Olympics

Jesse Owens won four gold medals in Berlin.
1936 Berlin ,Olympic games is the first Olympic to broadcast in television.This days giant screens are available for sport lovers to enjoy Olympic,but than the only way to enjoy Olympic was radio.But finally in 1936 Olympic was telecasted in television.After a speech by the president of the German Olympic Committee, the games were declared open by Adolf Hitler: "I proclaim open the Olympic Games of Berlin, celebrating the Eleventh Olympiad of the modern era."

6.First Olympic Opening Ceremony

Now Olympic opening ceremony is fairly a big deal.They are amazing and great.It was not like this before 1908 ,London Olympic Games,when they started the opening ceremony culture.

7.They Are Only Four

Eddie Eagan,One of the four athletes who has won medals in both Summer and Winter Olympics.
Only four athletes has won medals in both Summer and Winter Olympics.They are Eddie Eagan (United States), Jacob Tullin Thams (Norway), Christa Luding-Rothenburger (East Germany), and Clara Hughes (Canada).

8.Longest Olympic

1908 Summer Olympics is officially the longest Modern Olympic Games. These games were originally scheduled to be held in Rome, but were re-located on financial grounds following a disastrous eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 1906.

9.Tallest, Oldest and Weightiest Olympian

The tallest male athlete stands at 2.21m is Chinese basketball player Zhaoxu Zhang,Hiroshi Hoketsu, 71 years old, who competed in the dressage for Japan is the oldest olypian and Holley Mangold, weighing in at 157kg is the weightiest olypian.

10.2020 Olympic

The 2020 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXII Olympiad and commonly known as Tokyo 2020,is a major international multi-sport event due to be celebrated in the tradition of the Olympic Games as governed by the International Olympic Committee .This is the First Olympic to be held in Japan.

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