5 Fun Facts About the Olympics

The opening ceremony is tonight and we are so excited! To prepare, we decided to do some research and share some fun facts!

  1. The 1st Modern Olympic champion was American James Connolly who won the Triple Jump contest in 1896.
  2. The Parade of Flags was not held until the 1908 Olympic Games in London.
  3. The Olympic Winter Games did not start until 1924.
  4. The five Olympic rings represent the five major regions of the world – Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceana.
  5. The US has won more medals (2,189) at the Summer Games than any other country.
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