The opening ceremony is tonight and we are so excited! To prepare, we decided to do some research and share some fun facts!
- The 1st Modern Olympic champion was American James Connolly who won the Triple Jump contest in 1896.
- The Parade of Flags was not held until the 1908 Olympic Games in London.
- The Olympic Winter Games did not start until 1924.
- The five Olympic rings represent the five major regions of the world – Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceana.
- The US has won more medals (2,189) at the Summer Games than any other country.