These links give you
information about the Olympics, both historical and
2010 Olympic (Winter) Games
Official site of the Vancouver Games
2012 Olympic (Summer) Games
Official site of the London Games
2008 Olympic (Summer) Games
Official site of the Beijing Games
Symbols of the Olympic Games
Site explains the importance and meaning behind the Olympic torch, flag, rings, and more.
International Olympic Committee
Official site of the governing body of the Olympics.
AAF Olympic Primer
Another great site! This one is brought to you by the Amateur Athletic Federation (AAF) and features history, results, and much more, including trivia and explanations of why the rings are a certain color and how cities win bids to host the Olympic Games.
The Olympic Games in
ancient Greece were a religious festival first and sporting
events second. The Greeks also quit fighting for the entire
Games period. And the events that they competed in were both
similar and different to those today's Olympics
The First Modern Olympics
The first modern Olympics took place in Athens in 1896. They were the brainchild of a Frenchman who dreamed of reliving the glory of competition found in Ancient Greece.
The First Winter Olympics
The first Winter Olympic Games were in Chamonix, France, in 1924. Not surprisingly, Scandinavians won the most events.
This great site takes you all the way back to the beginning
and traces the development of the Olympics to modern times.
Olympics Through the
A study of the Winter Games, including results all the way
back to 1924.
2002 Olympic (Winter)
A complete report on the Salt Lake City Games.
2000 Olympic (Summer)
This fantastic site from Kodak features history and results,
but it's the pictures that will have you asking for
Olympic (Summer) Games
Official site of the Athens Olympics.
Olympic (Winter) Games
Official site of the Torino, Italy, Games.
courtesy of ArtToday