You don’t have to be a sport enthusiast to enjoy the Olympics. The Modern Olympic Games are the leading international sporting event featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate. It’s one of the most beautiful displays of world unification with some of the most dramatic displays of sportsmanship, athleticism, and camaraderie. The Summer Olympics are considered to be the world’s foremost sports competition with two hundred nations participating and are held every four years in a different city (This year is a summer Olympic year). We’re so excited of this year’s summer Olympics that we decided to compile a list on 25 Intriguing Facts About The summer Olympics!
The summer Olympics have become so crucial to the fabric of our world culture that only two world wars and serious political conflicts between the world’s superpowers at the time (the USA and USSR) were serious enough reasons to lead to the cancellation of any of the Olympic games. Despite the involvement of politics; the use of performance-enhancing drugs by some athletes; and the involvement of multinational corporations and enterprises; the meaning of the Olympics remains (or should remain) sacred. Since this is an Olympic year and most of us are anxiously waiting until the opening day of the Rio Olympics, we found 25 Intriguing Facts About The Summer Olympics to hold us over until then.
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