The Olympic Games has already been around in ancient Greece 3,000 years ago. Its original events, which can be traced back to the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD, were held every four years in Olympia, western Peloponnese Peninsula to honour the god Zeus.
In the late 19th century, the games have been revived. The first-ever modern Olympics took place in 1896 in Athens; it was joined by 280 participants from 13 nations, competing in 43 sports.
Since then, the Olympics has become the world's most-awaited and highly-acclaimed sports competition. Written in this article are facts about the games.
1. The Olympic Symbol Represents Unity
The Olympic symbol shows five interlocking rings coloured in blue, yellow, black, green, and red. Popularly known as the "Olympic rings," the logo was originally made in 1913 by French historian Pierre de Coubertin. The rings were intended to represent solidarity and unity among the continents of Europe, Africa, Asia, America, and Oceania.