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Upcoming Winter Olympics Games 2018

written by currentaffairs April 18, 2017

Games are for enjoyment provides education also. It is an art or work having goals, rules and challenges and teamwork. It is a form of educational, physical and psychological exercise helping us to develop mental skills.

Olympics games, first, played in Greece 3000 years ago, but came into limelight in 19th century. Pierre de Coubertin found Olympics Games in 1892 and brought it on world-wide stage. First Olympic game played in Athens on 6 April 1896 with 280 participants for 43 event from 13 nations.

“The Goal is to give for building a peaceful and better world by educating youth through sports practiced without discrimination of any kind, in a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.”

Olympics Games is a movement of IOC (International Olympic Committee) for promoting sports as ‘Sport for All’ to service humanity. It promotes ethics and fair play and provides an international stage for women. It is a mission to fight against doping, spreading awareness of environmental problems and providing financial and educational support for developing countries. The Olympics are a blend of education with body fitness, will power and mind on sports and different culture.

From 1994, Olympics get divided into Summer and Winter Olympics Games alternately played in every two years. Most recent Summer Olympics played was 2016 Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and Winter Olympics was in 2014 Sochi in Russia.

Summer Olympics consist of games like Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Canoeing and kayaking, Cycling, Diving, Equestrian, Fencing, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Hockey, Judo, Modern pentathlon, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Shooting, Swimming, Synchronized Swimming, Table tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Trampoline, Triathlon, Volleyball, Water Polo, Weightlifting and Wrestling.

Medal-tally mostly ranks United States, Soviet Union and Great Britain in top three medal grabbing nation. The Coming Winter Olympics are in Pyeongchang, South Korea in February, 2018. The motto is ‘Passion. Connected’. 79 nations are expected to take part in 102 events. Events start from 9 February, 2018 with celebration at Pyeongchang Olympics Stadium. Hope some medals for India too.

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