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Olympics Today Is A Very Important Event In The Sporting World

One must have noticed that the symbol of Olympic has 5 rings with blue, yellow, black, green, and red are the colour that comprises the Olympic symbol, which is being represented on a flag. These five rings constitute five continents. The blue ring represents Europe, the yellow ring represents Asia, the black ring represents Africa, the green ring represents Oceania, and the red ring represents America. At the national level, people can also unite in imagined community of fans supporting their national teams and sportsperson representing their countries on the Olympics

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By: Vinod Chandrashekhar Dixit

23rd June is celebrated as International Olympic Day. It is a day of celebration of sport, health, and being together. In 2022, the theme for Olympic Day is Together, For a Peaceful World, and is accompanied by the social media hashtags #MoveForPeace and#OlympicDay. The first ever Olympic Day was celebrated on 23rd June 1948. The countries of Portugal, Greece, Austria, Canada, Venezuela, and Belgium, organized an Olympic day in their respective countries. The Olympics play an important part not only the sport life but also in the cultural life of the global community.

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The Olympics play an important part not only in the sport life but also in the cultural life of the global community. The Olympics involve nations from all over the world and they are the major sport events in every four years in the entire world. ‘Olympic’ was named after the place Olympia in Greece from which it has been started. The ancient Olympic Games were put on a stop when the Romans conquered the Greek empire. Historically, the Olympics were internationally significant event that unite people from all over the world. The Olympics are the major sport event that takes place every four years. The Olympics is the ultimate manifestation of the greatest achievements in the field of sport since every sportsperson participating in the Olympic Games. The 5th of September 1972 is considered as a black day in the history of the Olympics. Many terrorists entered the arena and killed several athletes. These games were held in Munich, Germany.

It is said that Olympic Day is based on the three pillars viz. Move, Learn and Discover.

“Move” refers to all sorts of physical activity for people of all ages and abilities. Olympic Day run, individual and team sports are part of it. So move is an appeal to the mass to do physical activities and be active on Olympic Day. “Learn” refers to learn the lesson of humanity, education, HIV prevention, checking human trafficking, women empowerment, health awareness, environmental protection, peace building, local community development, friendship, and respect of all human beings. “Discover” is all about inviting and encouraging people to try new sports and activities that they have never done before. It is also an opportunity to introduce themselves to sports which they may not have easy access to or are lesser popular in their region.

One must have noticed that the symbol of Olympic has 5 rings with blue, yellow, black, green, and red are the colour that comprises the Olympic symbol, which is being represented on a flag. These five rings constitute five continents. The blue ring represents Europe, the yellow ring represents Asia, the black ring represents Africa, the green ring represents Oceania, and the red ring represents America. At the national level, people can also unite in imagined community of fans supporting their national teams and sportsperson representing their countries on the Olympics.

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The Olympics are the brand that always attracts many people from all over the world. For instance, the Olympics is one of the main sport events for professional sportsperson, who view the win on the Olympics as the major achievement in their professional sport career. There is no doubt that Olympic Games give athletes the opportunity to show off their strength and skills. (The author is a freelance journalist, writer & cartoonist. He can be reached at dixitpatrakar@yahoo.in)

 

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