The Olympic Games are the ultimate exercise in international peace and sportsmanship. With over 200 nations participating, the modern Olympic Games are the leading international sporting events, featuring summer and winter competitions. The Games are held every four years, and were inspired by the ancient Olympic Games held in Olympia, Greece from the 8th to the 4th century AD. Some of the most popular events include: both men’s and women’s swimming, volleyball, skiing, and table tennis. Sustainability is becoming a larger issue in the planning and execution of each set of Games, with countries designing comprehensive plans for future use of structures. While not without flaws, the modern Olympic games undoubtedly bring an unparalleled spirit and energy with each commencement.
Sustainable Olympics: A Gold Medal Winner
What started as an ancient festival in Greece, the Olympic games have become a modern international sports phenomenon, encompassing astonishing displays of athleticism, sportsmanship and national pride. However, the Olympic games are more than just athletic events and medal counts. What people may not realize is the lasting impression the Olympics leaves not only on the world but also on the host city’s economy, their people and the planet.