Modern Games

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Modern Olympic Games 1896- What caused the games to be organized? Pindar, Zeus, Hera, John Milton, Shakespeare and the Renaissance
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Describe the IOC, its purpose and criteria for membership. 115 Members: Reps, athletes Self selecting, self-perpetuating body; picked people who they thought would represent their ideals the best. Most exclusive club in the world Supervise the regular celebration of the Games
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Full board meets once per year Executive Board (11 members) meets two or three times per year Headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland Jacques Rogge, Belgium is IOC President
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Symbols and Terms Olympiad Torch-begins at mount olympus, then goes around the world and enters the olympic statdium. People are selected to carry out. Five Rings- represent the 5 continents that participate in the games Black-africa, blue-europe, red-america, green-australia, yellow-asia Flag Motto-"citius,altitus,fortius'' which mean ''Fastest, Highest, Strongest". Doves- doves are released at opening
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