About Olympic Games


About Olympic Games

The Olympic Games are a Festival of Sports with its origins some 2,800 years ago.

The Olympic Games are an international celebration of sport held once every four years. The ultimate aim of the Games is the promotion of education through sport and a better and more peaceful world. The Olympic Games are divided into Summer and Winter editions.

In 2012, the Games of the XXX Olympiad were held in London and were widely hailed as a great success. Athletes from 204 ries and regions competed in 302 events in 26 different sports.

If you would like to have further information about the previous editions please visit the official website of the International Olympic Committee.

Descripción: image of Athens Olympic, 1896.


The Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games

The Olympic Games already took place in Tokyo once, in 1964. The Games featured a total of 5,133 athletes from 93 ries and territories competing in 163 events drawn from 20 sports. The 1964 Games were the first ever Olympics held in Asia, and were a resounding success.

Descripción: image of the moment when the phone call announced that Tokyo 1964 Olympic and Paralympic games will be held.

The Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games (officially known as the Games of the XVIII Olympiad) took place at the National Stadium on 10 October 1964.