About Play the Game for Open Journalism The project is a joint initiative of the International Federation of Journalists, the world's largest association of journalists, and Play the Game, a non-profit organisation working to strengthen the basic ethical values of sport and encourage democracy, transparency and freedom of expression in world sport.
Where were the first Summer Olympic Games held? Which country has hosted the Summer Games the most? What are the official Olympic sports competitions at the Summer Games?
There are over two dozen distinct competitions in the Summer Olympics. They include traditional Olympic swimminggymnasticsand cycling competitions, as well as newer sports that are of keen interest to younger viewers such as beach volleyball!
The Olympic mascot is called Vinicius and is named after musician Vinicius de Moraes. The Olympic mascot represents a mix of Brazilian wildlife with the intelligence of cats, the agility of monkeys, and the grace of birds.
The Paralympic mascot is called Tom, named after the musician Tom Jobim. He represents the plants of Brazilian forests and can pull any object from his head of leaves and is always growing and overcoming obstacles.
Total cost to Rio for hosting the games?
The official motto for the Games is "Live your passion. Because Ancient Greece was the birthplace of the Olympic Games, Athens was considered to be an appropriate choice to stage the inaugural modern Games. The Summer Olympics have been held in the USA four times,- but in three different cities.
Summer Olympian Michael Phelps is the most-decorated Olympic athlete of any nation, with 22 Olympic medals including 18 golds. Olympic gold medals aren't really made of solid gold, but silver with gold plating.
Olympic gold medals haven't been pure gold for about a century.Buy official Olympic t-shirts, hats, pins, jewellery, and other gifts & merchandise. Cheer for London in style with official Olympic Cheer Gear. As the exclusive official video game, Beijing offers over 30 official events and national teams Create the atmosphere of the Olympic Host City in your own home.
USA Basketball at the Beijing Olympic Games This page includes information about the performance of the United States National Basketball Team.
Here you have information about the performance of the USA Basketball team in the Olympic Games, including roster, all the games played, standings and some basic stats.
Reply 8/18/ AM gribaldo fernandes, Puerto Rico In my life I saw the whole Olympic opening ceremony through Television. It is my first time to see such kind of attractive and spectacular ceremony I really appreciate that.
The home of Olympics on BBC Sport online. Includes the latest news stories, results, fixtures, video and audio. The Summer (August) Olympic Recreational Sports Event, officially known as the Games of the XXX Olympiad, is a major international multi-sport event which was held in Beijing, People's Republic of China, from August 7 (except foosball, which started on April 1st) to August 30, , and followed by the Summer Paralympics, on December.