The Olympic Games

This resource contains a fully editable and informative 90-slide PowerPoint presentation on the Olympic Games. The PowerPoint focuses on:

How the Olympics began in Ancient Greece and why they were held. The events that took place.

The banning of the games by the Roman Emperor, Theodosius I.

The revival of the games by Baron Pierre de Coubertin in 1896 and the forming of the Olympic Committee.

The Olympic logo - the rings and their significance. The origins of, and the inspiration for, the ‘Olympic Creed’ and the ‘Olympic Motto - ’ Cistius, Fortius, Altius’.

The New Olympic Games in Athens - the events (which included the tug of war) and competitors, the medals- silver and copper. The absence of women from the first games.

The inclusion of women for the first time in the Olympic Games in the 1900 Paris Olympic Games.

The sports in the Summer Olympic programme

Notable Olympic achievements - Usain Bolt’s Olympic records in 100 and 200 metres, Michael Phelps - the most ‘decorated’ Olympian with 22 Olympic medals, 18 of which are gold and Bob Beaman’s’ longest standing’ Olympic record for the long jump.

Interesting facts - the missing Japanese marathon runner who completed the marathon in 54 years, 8 months, 6 days, 5 hours, 32 minutes and 20.379 seconds! The longest ever wrestling match lasting 11 hours and 40 minutes.

The PowerPoint also contains hyperlinks to videos of:

Usain Bolt’s Olympic record-breaking 100-metre race in London 2012
Bob Beaman’s long jump
Dick Fosbury’s high jump technique, the Fosbury Flop’ which revolutionised the high jump.

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Created: May 14, 2016

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