Olympic Gold Medals aren’t pure gold!.


As we all know Olympic Games are the leading international sport event held in different places of different countries once  in every four years, separating Summer and Winter games in two years apart(summer and winter games alternated every two years) which is popular among the Sporting News Magazines.

This is the only sport event, where more-than 200 nations participate.

Heracles was the first who named this Game “Olympic” and executed the custom of following every four years.

The Gold Medal awarded in Olympics is not the pure form of Gold, but the silver medal coated with Gold.

In previous years, Olympic champions were crowned with wreaths of olive leaves for their victories.

Coroebus, cook from Elis city was the first Olympic champion.

The first event took place was Cotswold Games, near Chipping Campden in England involving different sports.

However, first Olympic game was hosted in Panathenaic stadium, Athens in 1896 and in which 14 nations and 241 athletes competed in 43 events.

For financing the first Olympic game, Zappas and cousin Konstantinos Zappas had left Greek government a trust to fund also for future games.

The five Olympic rings represent Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceana.

The different colors(blue, yellow, black, green and red) of rings represent any one color of every nation’s national flag.

One of the record in 2004 Olympic Summer Games in Athens is, around 202 countries participated in the games.

Some of the summer Olympic sports are badminton, basketball, beach volleyball, boxing, cycling, handball, swimming, etc..

Some of the winter Olympic sports are ice hockey, skeleton, snowboarding, curling, figure skating, etc..

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