Olympic Games ceremonies of the Ancient Olympic Games were an integral part of these Games; the modern Olympic games have opening, closing and medal ceremonies. Some of the elements of the modern ceremonies harken back to the Ancient Games from which the Modern Olympics draw their ancestry. An example of this is the prominence of Greece in both the opening and closing ceremonies. During the 2004 Games, the medal winners received a crown of olive branches, which was a direct reference to the Ancient Games, in which the victor's prize was an olive wreath. The various elements of the ceremonies are mandated by the Olympic Charter and cannot be changed by the host nation. Even the artistic portion of the opening and closing ceremonies must meet the approval of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
The ceremonies have evolved over the centuries. Ancient Games incorporated ceremonies to mark the beginning and ending of each successive game. There are both similarities and differences between the ancient Olympic ceremonies and their modern counterparts. While the presentation of the Games has evolved with improvements in technology and the desire of the host nations to showcase their own artistic expression, the basic events of each ceremony have remained unchanged. The presentation of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies continue to increase in scope, scale and expense with each successive celebration of the Games, but they are still steeped in tradition.
The opening ceremony starts the Games and the closing ceremony ends the Games. The medal presentations could also be considered a ceremony albeit to a much small extent as the opening and closing ceremonies.
The traditions for the Olympic games are the Olympic torch, the welcoming of the athletes and the opening and closing ceremony.
They begin with a torch relay to light the Olympic cauldron, and they end by putting out the fire in the Olympic cauldron.
The torch lighting ceremony.All the athletes attend this ceremony.
They begin with a torch relay to light the Olympic cauldron and they end by putting out the Olympic cauldron.
The 1st olympic mascots appeared at the 1972 Munich olympic games.
The Torch Relay symbolizes the passing of Olympic traditions from one generation to the next!This flame represented the "endeavor for protection and struggle for victory." It was first introduced into our Modern Olympics at the 1928 Amsterdam Games. Since then, the flame has come to symbolize "the light of spirit, knowledge, and life."
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There were no Olympic games in 1993. There were summer Olympic games in 1992 and 1996. There were winter Olympic games in 1992 and 1994.
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After the olympic games in Beijing the next olympic games are in London, England in 2012
The organizer of the Olympic Games is the International Olympic Committee.
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There were no Olympic Games in 2005
The next Summer Olympic Games are in 2012 in London, England.