10 Facts You Never Knew About The Olympics

The Olympic Games is fast approaching and will grace us with all its glory in less than two months. The Olympics is the oldest sporting tradition in the world and has been the pride of our world since it first began in the 8th Century B.C. The modern day version of the Olympics is vastly different and is one of the most viewed events of all-time. There are many things you may not know about the massive spectacle, and this list features 10 such amazing facts.

Competitive Environment

The last Olympics was one of the most competitive ones in history, with over 10,500 athletes competing in the events.

Opening Ceremony

When the games were held in 1896, 1900 and 1904, the did not manage to catch the attention of the crowds during the era. In order to make things more appealing, the games in 1906 began with a lot of theatrics, and the world immediately began to pay attention. This is considered to be the first modern day Olympics.