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Title: The Olympic games


1
The Olympic games
  • The First Olympics were held in 776 BC in
    Olympia, Greece. At first, they were held only in
    Greece but in 19th century, they began to take
    place in other countries, too.

2
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE OLYMPICS
  • The gold medals in The Olympics are not made of
    real gold. The last time the winners got pure
    gold medals was a 100 years ago, in 1912.

3
  • Usain Bolt ran the 100 meters for less than ten
    seconds. He beat Marian Woronins record from
    1984. which was ten seconds flat.

4
American swimmer Michael Phelps has the most
Olympic medals -22! 18 gold, 2 silver and 2
bronze between 2004 - 2012.
5
London 2012. was the first Olympics where every
country had at least 1 female athlete. Also,
Female Boxing was included which meant that every
sport in the games had male and female
competitors.
6
Ukrainian gymnast Larisa Latinjina won the most
Olympic medals. She won 18 medals between
1956-1964.
7
The 110 metre hurdles have been an Olympic
discipline since 1896. From 1926 on, women have
only run the 80 metre hurdles which was increased
to 100 metres starting in 1961.
8
The shot put competition for men has been a part
of the modern Olympics since 1896 and women's
competition began in 1948.
9
Serbia at London 2012. Olympics
  • The Olympic Committee of Serbia sent a total of
    115 athletes to the Games, 79 men and 46 women,
    to compete in 15 sports. Volleyball, men's
    handball, men's water polo were the only
    team-based sports in which Serbia had its
    representation in these Olympic games. Among the
    sports played by the athletes, Serbia marked its
    Olympic debut in taekwondo.

10
  • Novak Djokovic was the Serbian flag bearer at the
    opening ceremony of the Games.

11
  • Milica Mandic won the gold medal in taekwondo in
    2012 Olympics in London. She won against An
    Karolin Graf from France.

12
  • Pistol shooter and Olympic gold medalist Jasna
    Šekaric, the oldest of the team at age 47, became
    the first Serbian athlete to compete in seven
    Olympic games.

13
  • The men's national water polo team managed to
    repeat its bronze medal from Beijing.

14
  • Authors
  • Jelena i Jovana Maksimovic VIII-3
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