The Rio Olympic 2016 is the XXXI Olympiad. It’s not a mere a but shows the legacy it has. A game which was start on the plains of Olympia, Greece in 776 BC as well as continued for the 12 century without any hindrance. Emperor Theodosius decreed in 393 A.D. Though from 776 B.C. to 2016 quite a long path it has crossed.
Journey of Olympic Till Today
Idea behind Olympic Games was to show the physical qualities as well as evolution of performance. Initially it was a religious recital for the God Jesus but with a secular character. Where felicitating the most excellent was a prime motto. Ancient Olympic Games died a natural death after the Romans invaded Greece. Though the Greek believe strongly in agon”, or the “competition” or the “contest” but surrendered to the Romans autocracy.
Olympic Games revived in the year of 1896. Baron Pierre de Coubertin, a French personnel started the campaign to revive the ancient Olympic Games in the modern era and he was successful. In the late 19th century started first summer game. Date was Sunday, March 24, 1896 in Athens, Greece. A mega event put its first step to honor the best in sports. 14 nations and 241 athletes competed in 43 events in the Panathenaic stadium in Athens. History was made.
International Olympic Committee
To continue the journey a strong management committee was very much required so the International Olympic Committee IOC was created on the 23 June 1894. This is the governing body which is planning as well as managing the show till now. IOC has its own charter as well as all member of the committee has to adhere it.
From 14 nations and 241 athletes of 1896 at Athens to 10,500 athletes 206 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) at Rio 2016 is an epic journey of Olympic Games. The five rings of the Olympic flag representing the five continents really intertwined themselves to promote the legacy of ancient Olympic. Honor the BEST!
Journey was not an easy one issues like finance, war, and committee members discrepancies always cropped up but the indomitable spirit of an athlete put everything behind so do the IOC. During the World War I and II there were change of schedule but war, loss could not barred the quest for the BEST.
The second Olympic in the year 1900 at Paris, France had its own importance because women athlete took part in the Olympic for the first time. Now in the year 2016 each and every events has women participants.
The concept behind winter Olympic was to promote winter sports
Arranging snow, ice based sports during summer was an impossible task so to recognize those talents first one was held in 1924 in Chamonix, France, in connection with the Paris Games three months later. This event became the first Winter Olympic Games. Now the winter Olympic do take place after two years of the summer Olympic.
The sacred religious function of Lord Jesus in Olympia crossed the horizon and invaded the heart of every athlete irrespective of their religion, color. The belief in agon or competition has been depicted in true sense because it has laced up with love and respect. Between the athletes it is a journey of quest for best. The history of Olympic Games and the Olympic game dates says that it started on the April 6 1896 in Greece, Athens. Olympic game tickets sold for the game will receive a travel card, for a Games occasion in the London or at exterior the London; venues will take delivery of a one-day Games travel card for that very day of that event all along with their occasion label.