Write a note an various symbols of Olyampic Games.
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, Aldus, Fortius” which means to perform for the fastest, highest and strongest competition. This motto was pronounced by Baron Pierre De Coubertin at Paris Olympics in 1900.
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 regulation 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 comer 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”