Sunday, August 24, 2008

OLYMPIC - THE TRADITIONAL GAME

Olympics’ as the word signifies the region of Olympia in Greece and its inhabitants. The Olympic Games is an international sport and very popular all over the world just because of its multisport event in nature. The original Olympic Games were first recorded in 776 BC in Olympia, Greece, in a century site for the Greek gods. There were many myths about the origin of the Olympic. One of the myth tells of the hero Hercules, who won a race at Olympic and then decreed that the race should be re-enacted every four years. From then, Olympic held after every four years. This four years period was known as an Olympiad and was used as reference point for dating events.
The ancient Olympic Games, originally referred to as simply the Olympic Games, were a series of athletic competitions held between various city states of ancient Greece. The prizes were olive wreaths, palm branches and woolen ribbons. The ancient Olympic were celebrated until 393 AD. It was not celebrated after 393 AD because of the several reasons. From 776 BC through 393 AD, it took 1503 years for the Olympics to return, but then also it was not celebrated on a continued basis.
Interest in reviving the Olympic games proper was first shown by the Greek poet ‘Panagiotis soutsos‘ in his poem “dialogue of the dead” in 1833 AD.
The man responsible for its permanent rebirth was a French man named ‘Baron Pierre de Coubertin‘ who presented the idea in 1894 and founded the international Olympic committee in 1894. The IOC has become the heart of the Olympian movement. As the Olympian movement has grown so have the profile and complexity of the games, participation in the games has increased to the point that nearly every nation on the earth is represented. With the increment of the satellite communication, the internet and the continuing tend towards globalization; the Olympics are consistently gaining supporters.
While the Olympic Games do so continue to evolve a tradition and rituals, which are on display during the opening and closing ceremonies and the medal presentation. The first Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 ad debuted at the games at Antwerp in 1920. However, there were no torch relays in the ancient Olympics games. The idea of Olympic torch was first inaugurated in the 1928 Olympics and was actually instituted at 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin.
For its part, the Olympics movement has made considerable progress in fostering participation among as many nations as wish to compete, as well as focusing on the Olympic motto, “Citius Altius Fortius” [Faster, Higher, Stronger]

HAPPY READING,
From,
Mohammed Farhan khan

2 comments:

GURUNATH SHINDE said...

what u think is cricket should be permitted in OLYMPICS?

MOHAMMED FARHAN KHAN said...

i dont think so, that cricket should include in olympic, because cricket has its own platform. it doesn't need the platform of olympic. one of the disadvantages of cricket that it is very time consuming, while in olympic none of the games is time consuming, every game is completed in a very short interval of time.