As we all know that http://www.topperlearning.com/science_dipstick/view/MTAy/Science-Behind-Olympics-2012Games are the world’s foremost sports competition where more than 200 nations participate. It gets held every four years featuring summer and winter sports, in which thousands of sports persons and athletes participate in a variety of competitions.
But do you know the top 11 rarely facts about Olympics??
Here is the list:-
1896: Its the year when first modern Olympics was held. In this event 245 men from 14 countries participated.
1900: The year when Women players made their debut in Olympics with participating in lawn Tennis and Golf.
1904: A very special year when Gold, Silver and Bronze metals got introduced in Olympics for the first time.
1908: This year in the history of Olympics Athletes march into the stadium behind nations' flags for the first time.
1916: Olympic Games got cancelled due to World War I.
1920: The very famous Olympic ring symbol made its first appearance in the Games.
1928: Tradition of opening ceremony of Games began. It included Olympic flame lit, Parade of Nations which start with Greece and ends within the host country.
1936: This year Hitler declared that only people of Aryan race will be allowed to represent Germany in Berlin Games; First torch relay starts in Greece.
1948: This year Olympics resume after 12-year hiatus due to World War II.Germany and Japan were not invited in this year’s Olympics.
2004: The games return to home- To the historic Athens
2012: This year London became the first country to host Olympic Games for the third time.