Tokyo Olympics 2021

TOKYO OLYMPICS 2021- JUMP HIGHER, PLAY STRONGER

ASHI SINGH

Tokyo Olympics 2021 has started and everyone is excited about it. Indian Athletes are making us proud too. Many of us might not know about the origin of the Olympics, when, and from where it started. LitGleam presents you with some fascinating facts about ‘The Olympic Games’.

The ancient Olympic Games were a part of a religious festival in the honor of Zeus the father of Greek gods and goddesses. The games were held in Olympia. Only male athletes used to participate in the Olympics from city-states from every corner of the Greek world, coming from as far as Iberia(Spain), the west, and the Black Sea(Turkey) in the east. Although in ancient times, the Olympics used to be held in Olympia, Greece, from 776 BC through 393 AD, it took 1503 years for the Olympics to return.

INVENTOR OF MODERN OLYMPICS

And if we talk about ‘5 RINGS’ in Olympics, it represents ‘the five parts of the world now won over to the cause of Olympism and ready to accept the fecund rivalries’. After so many years Pierre De Coubertin invented the modern Olympics. The Olympics is the way to build better and friendly relations among countries and for a peaceful world. Six times the Olympic Games boycotted countries, with as few as three countries refusing to compete in 1964 and as many as 65 nations staying home in 1980.

The Olympic Games 2021 have been scheduled in Tokyo. It was originally scheduled for last year from July 24 to August 9, 2020, but as the result of the Covid-19 pandemic it was rescheduled for 2021. This is the first time that OLYMPIC GAMES have been rescheduled, rather than canceled. The Summer Paralympics will be held between 24 August and 5 September, 16 days after the completion of the Olympics. Olympics 2021 will be introducing new competitions including 3×3 basketball, freestyle BMX, and Madison and cycling, as well as further mixed events. Karate, sport climbing, surfing, and skateboarding are this year’s Olympic Debuts.

Poster of Tokyo Olympics 2021

A total of 11,000 athletes from 206 are expected to participate in 33 sports in Tokyo Olympics 2021. Total 127 Indians athletes Men and Women have participated in various games of the Tokyo Olympics 2021. The no. of male participants are more than female participants. 67 Indian Athletes are men and 57 Indian Athletes are women in the Tokyo Olympics 2021. If we talk about medals Mirabai Chanu opened the medal chartbuster this year. She won a silver medal in the 49 KG weightlifting category.

Mirabai Chanu in Tokyo Olympics 2021
Chanu Saikhom Mirabai
India · Olympic Games Tokyo 2021

Covid-19 protocols are strictly being implemented in the Tokyo Olympics. Indian Athletes underwent the Covid-19 test before participating in Tokyo Olympics 2021. No fans will be allowed for safety reasons. Sony channels are broadcasting the Tokyo Olympics 2021. The medals for the Tokyo Olympics are made from recycled electronics. 5000 gold, silver, and bronze medals were made from recycled electronics sourced from Japan. The medals symbolize the energy and diversity of the athletes.

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