About Our Site
AboutOlympics was formed to offer a unique reference point on an extensive guide to the olympic games.
The Olympic Games is the greatest sporting spectacle on earth and has witnessed breathtaking feats and glorious triumphs as well as tragedy, controversy and despair. AboutOlympics charts the history of the event, from the ancient games in Greece to the birth of the modern Olympics in 1896 and into the 21st century.
AboutOlympics takes a close look at all aspects of the Games, from the violence, political protests and drugs cheats that shocked the world, to the traditions and etiquette that has survived through the decades. Discover the origins of the Olympic Flame or relive the chilling terrorist atrocities that overshadowed the 1972 Games in Munich.
The greatest Olympians from Britain - including Seb Coe, Steve Ovett, Daley Thompson, Steve Redgrave and Chris Hoy - are remembered, as are the outstanding athletes from around the world - such as Muhammad Ali, Nadia Comaneci, Mark Spitz, Paavo Nurmi and Carl Lewis - the stadia and the remarkable opening ceremonies.
The site examines the wide variety of sports that make up the Games, explaining the rules and the techniques employed by the finest exponents. There is also a section devoted to the Paralympic Games, explaining the event’s meteoric rise in a relatively short time and focusing on the achievements of the greatest Paralympians.