The flag was conceived by Pierre de Coubertin. The Olympic rings were invented in 1913. The flag today is still made up of the five colors (blue, yellow, black, green, red) with a white back round.
Olympic History (games)
According to historians, the Olympics started around 416 B.C but had many different games from the ones we have today. Some of the games they played were foot-racing, chariot-racing, javelin throw, long jump, knife skills, discus throw, caber tossing, and wrestling.
About the Olympics
In 476 B.C the Olympics were spread out over a length of five to six days; a couple years before they had been held over a period of one day. When the Olympics first started, the people who participated in them were usually free born Greeks and Ugoslavians.
The 1908 games, held in London, were in a brand new stadium with over 66,000 seats in it. In the 1912 Olympic Games there were more then 2,500 competitors from more then 28 different countries. In 1972 the politics started to get involved in the Olympic games because Palestinian terrorists attacked Israeli atheletes.
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