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Asked in Countries, States, and Cities
What are the official languages of the olympic games?
French and English. However, the other language(s) used at the Olympic games is the language(s) of the host country. ...
Asked in 100 Meter Dash
When did Olympics change from 100 yards to 100 meters dash?
The Olympic Games have always used the metric system (i.e. from the first modern Olympic Games in 1896). There has never been a 100 yards race in the Olympic Games. ...
Asked in Olympics, Olympic Symbols and Flag
Where do the Olympic flame always start from and why?
It is lighted in Olympia, Greece; the place where the ancient Olympic Games used to be held. ...
Asked in Olympics, Olympic History
What is the name of the horns used in the opening ceremonies of the Olympic games?
Vuvuzeles are the horns used in Africian soccer games and at the Olympics. ...
What was the mascot for the 1948 Olympic games?
There was none. Mascots were not used until the 1968 Winter games in Grenoble, France. Click on the 'Olympic Games Mascots' link on this page to see the mascots of the Games starting in 1972. ...
Is olympic a proper noun?
No, the word 'Olympic' is a proper adjective, derived from the proper nouns Olympia and Olympics; a word used to describe a noun as of or from the Olympia (the site of the ancient Olympic games or the capital of the US state of Washington) and the short name for the modern Olympic Games. A proper adjective is always capitalized. When used as the as a name or title, that name or title is a proper noun; for example Olympic Games (the international...