Generally there are more spectators than athletes.
In Paris in 1900 the games were part of the World's Fair and many athletes and spectators never realised that the competitions they were competing in or watching were the Olympics(it was only the second one). Some of the athletes died many years later still not knowing.
The spectators at the ancient Olympic games were men and men only. Most of the competition was in the nude and the games were often considered to be a raucous party.
more than 10,000 athletes
The Paris games in 1900 Many of the atletes in 1900 never even realised they were in the Olympics(it was only the second one). They just thought they were taking part in a competion at the World's Fair.
The United States Olympic Committee sent a total of 539 athletes to the Olympics in London to compete in 25 sports. Only the Host nation had more athletes
usain bolt , tyson guy and many more.
There are more foot injuries in olympic athletes who go barefoot, and they have more problems with traction.
Actually I think the rings are more important in promoting the Olympic games than at the games themselves, but the five interlocking rings represent the union of the five main regions of the world by the meeting of their athletes.
I really depends on how many athletes qualify for each event. The more populas the country the more athletes they will send to the games. Each event has pre qualifiing rounds leading up to the olpymics. If a county qualifies then they can send those athletes to the games.
More than 10 countries had only 2 athletes
Paralympics are like Olympic games for athletes with disabilities. ...Clarification Paralympics are for athletes with mobility or vision impairment.Athletes with intellectual impairment compete in the Special Olympics.Look these up in Wikipedia for more details and history.