The historical past of the Olympic Video games dates again 3000 years to the Peloponnese in Historic Greece. Located within the Peloponnese peninsula, Olympia is an historical website, the place the primary Olympics video games had been held in 776 BC. Since then, the traditional website of Olympia used to host the video games each 4 years proper as much as 393 AD. This four-year interval is called the ‘Olympiad.’
Why is the Olympics a once-in-four-years occasion? Sportstar finds out.
The video games got here to a cease after 393 AD. It was not till 1894 when French educator and historian Charles Pierre de Fredy, Baron de Coubertin, popularly often called Pierre de Coubertin launched his initiative to revive the Olympic Video games and based the Worldwide Olympics Committee. Thus, the primary video games of the trendy period had been held in Athens in 1896.
Within the fashionable period, the Olympic Video games are held at a four-year interval out of respect to the traditional custom of the video games held on the identical interval within the historical Greek website of Olympia.
The four-year interval, often called the ‘Olympiad’ was a time period used to calculate time. So, on the time, time was counted in Olympiads as an alternative of years.
At this time, the cycle of an Olympiad begins on the primary day of January of the primary yr and ends on the thirty-first of December within the fourth yr.
The Summer season Video games in Tokyo is being held after a spot of 5 years as an alternative of 4 as a result of coronavirus pandemic – the primary version of the Video games to be rescheduled.