What is modem Olympic ?
The rebirth of Olympic Games after 1896 is called as Modern Olympic.
Olympic Flag : Olympic flag was designed according to Coubertin’s suggestion in 1913. But this was firstly flown to Olympic stadium in 1920, Antewerp Olympic Games. It consists of five coloured ring circles interlinked with each other on white background. This flag symbolises supporting attitude of all people of the various continents. The colours of rings are blue, black and red (top) yellow and green (bottom).
Olympic Torch: First time an Olympic flame was ceremoniously lighted in 1928 at , Amsterdam Olympics. This Olympic Torch symbolises the continuity between the Ancient and Modern Olympic Games. The torch used to kindle the flame (at the host stadium) is first lit by the sun rays at Olympiad (Greece) and then carried to the site of games by relay of runners.
Olympic Motto : The Olympic Motto is “Citius, Altius, Fortius” which means to perform for the fastest, highest and strongest resources and also specific training for enhanced competence and development of their skills.
In order to identify, nurture and develop talents amongst students in sports and games, it is in the best interests of the nation that the students pursuing and exhibiting merit and talent in various disciplines in sports are recognized and supported through financial support in the form of award/ scholarship.
Hence, it was felt that the talents in sports must be identified at the school level and they must be nurtured and groomed by also giving them monetary support & in the year 2005 the Board introduced Chacha Nehru Sports Award for its sporting talents selected on the basis of their performance during the various CBSE Inter School Sports & Games Competitions.
Olympic Prize : In ancient times, the Olympic heroes were awarded with olive crown but in modern Olympics they are rewarded with medals and certificates. First position receives gold medal, second position gets silver medal and third position gets bronze medal. Upto first six positions they also get certificates. Any rules and regulations regarding games are set by International Olympic Committee (IOC). The head office of IOC is at Lausannse (Switzerland).
Olympic Oath : Olympic Oath is taken by the athlete of the host country. He holds the corner of the flag on behalf of all competitors. The oath is as “we swear that we shall take part in these Olympic Games, respecting and abiding by the rules which govern them, in the true spirit of sportsmanship, for the glory of sports and the honour of our country.”