London Olympics 2012
The first Olympic Games were held in Athens (Greece) in 1896. From then onwards the modern Olympic Games are held once in every four years. There was a break, however during the period of World War I and World War II. The 20th Olympics were held in 1972 at Munich (Germany). Later Olympics were held at Montreal, Moscow, Los Angeles, Seoul and Barcelona. The 2008 Olympics were held in Beijing. The 2012 Olympics was held in England, (Brewer, 1898).
Olympic Games attract athletes of different countries, from all parts of the world. It is symbol of international friendship and brotherhood. The Olympic symbol consists of give rings or circles linked together. The five rings represent five different colours. They are Blue, Yellow, Black, Green and Red. The Olympic flag has interlinking rings on plain white background. The torch is first lit at Olympic in Greece and then taken to the place of meet by relay runners. Each athlete, who takes part in the games, has also to take an oath that he would respect and abide by the rules of the game. Earlier, athletes who won were crowned by olive branches, (Rosenberg, 1899).
In modern times, the winners are awarded medals and certificates. Those who come first, are awarded gold medals. Those who stand second are awarded silver medals and those who are third are awarded bronze medals. Competitions are held generally in the following games and sports such as archery, athletics, badminton, baseball, basketball, boxing, canoeing, cycling, equestrian sports, fencing, football, gymnastics, handball, hockey, judo, modern penthalan, rowing, shooting, swimming, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, weightlifting, wrestling and yachting, (Rosenberg, 1899)
Olympics 2012 were held in London and participated by 205 countries. Malaysia was one of the countries which participated in this Olympic Games. The total number of athletes in the Malaysian contingent was 30, 17 men and 13 women. There were many athletes... [continues]
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