Good morning to everyone in this room. I would like to thank the principal, the teachers, and my dear friends for allowing me to speak to you today about the Olympics. Ancient Greece is where the Olympic Games initially took place. Being held in Olympia, Greece, in Zeus’ honor, they had sacred importance.
Representatives from the numerous city-states competed in athletic events and combat sports including horse and chariot racing, pankration, and wrestling at the games, which were held every four years. A form of truce or peace between the city-states was intended to be established during the Games. The Grecians termed it the Olympic calm.
It still takes place every four years and features several sporting events. French baron Pierre de Coubertin launched the Games in the modern era in 1894. The first one was held in Athens, followed by Spain, Atlanta, and so on, with a different country serving as a host each time.
All athletes from across the world can take part in the numerous events that the International Olympic Committee has added, regardless of their age, gender, physical condition, or disability. Many different countries participate heavily in the Games.
Since there is a strict cap on the number of participants from each nation, athletes train for years on end to qualify for the games. Athletes are welcomed with a huge celebration of their accomplishments after they win, which is a source of tremendous pride.
In the world of sports and generally, the Olympic Games are a huge event. Thank you.