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The London Olympics

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The London Olympics
And Traditional English Sports
Golf
Boxing
Rugby

By Dóra Kulik
Nikolett Garai
Csongor Fábián

Football
Tennis
Traditional English Sports
Horse racing
History
Modern Games
Thank you for the attention!
Timeline
1908
1948
2012
2012
Summer
Olympics
Host city: London, United Kingdom
Motto: Sport at Heart Inspire a Generation
Nations participating: 204 nations
Athletes participating: 10,568 (5,892 men, 4,676 women)
Events: 302 in 26 sports
Opening ceremony: 27 July
Closing ceremony: 12 August
Officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II
The Super Saturday
GB's most successful day at the Olympics
Games of the XXX. Olympiad
Venues
Security issues

G4S fiasco
3500 soldiers added by military
missile system near to Olympic Park
Mascots
Wenlock
Mandeville
Much Wenlock is a town in Shropeshire
forerunner of the Olympic Games
Stoke Mandeville is a town in Buckinghamshire
forerunner of the Paralympic Games
Fun Facts
1.The London Olympic stadium is the lightest stadium ever built.
2,500 tons of steel
recycled from old gas pipelines
2.The opening ceremony is based on William Shakespeare's The Tempest.
ceremony named after "Isles of Wonder"
it is from a speech of Caliban
3.ArcelorMittal Orbit is the largest public art in Britain.
designed by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond
The project was expected to cost £19.1 million
main sponsor was ArcelorMittal steel company
Embarassing Moments
1.The Flag Incident
South Korea's flag placed mistakenly ahead of North Korea's women footballers.
Ancient Games
Religious athletic festivals
First was in 776 BC
Individual sports
Only naked men
The winners were admired
Only one winner
No medals
Last ancient games in 393 BC
Roman emperor Theodosius I. banned the games
Recreation in the 19th century
Baron Pierre de Coubertin
International Olympic Committee
First modern games in Athens in 1896
14 countries with 241 participants
Since then every 4 years
3 were canceled because of
the world wars
Olympic symbol
Medals
Motto
London 1908
The longest Olympics in history
Originally Rome was chosen
22 nations, 2008 participants
24 sports
Participating Nations
Argentina
Australasia
Austria
Belgium
Bohemia
Canada
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Great Britain
Greece
Hungary
Italy
The Netherlands
Norway
Russian Empire
South Africa
Sweden
Switzerland
USA
Sports
Archery
Athletics
Boxing
Cycling
Diving
Fencing
Figure skating
Football
Gymnastics
Field hockey
Jeu de paume
Lacrosse
Polo
Rackets
Rowing
Rugby union
Sailing
Shooting
Swimming
Tennis
Tug of war
Water motorsports
Water polo
Wrestling
Facts
25 miles marathon became 26 miles
Start from Windsor Castle
Windows of the Royal Nursery
26 miles (41.195 km) is a standard since 1924
Winter sports were included (Figure skating)
First African-American won gold in medley relay
Scandals
Finland paraded without flag
Swedish did not take part of the opening ceremony
400m run was run by one athlete
Medal Table
London 1948
First to be broadcast on TV
Games of Austerity
59 nations
4104 athletes
19 sports
Facts
Károly Takács won gold in shooting after he lost his pistol hand
Youngest male winner ever won at the age of 17
Participating nations
Afghanistan
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Bermuda
Brazil
British Guiana
Burma
Canada
Ceylon
Chile
Republic of China
Colombia
Cuba
Czechoslovakia
Denmark
Egypt
Finland
France
Great Britain
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Iran
India
Italy
Ireland
Jamaica
Korea
Lebanon
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Malta
Mexico
Monaco
The Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Medal Table
2.China's national flag placed at bottom.
China's national flag was raised lower than South Korea's at the awards ceremony.
3.Hungarian anthem played off-key.
4.The nip slip incident.
Argentinean contestant accidently gripped the sports bra of her Mongolian competitor during the semifinal round.
Questions
We hope you were
My experience in the Rowing Village
Many of the world famous sports began in England
Cricket
Traditional and popular
It's played all summer long
It's a behaviour -> "That isn't cricket"
11 player each team
It is a difficult ball game similar to baseball
The game rules formalized in 1791 in Marylebone
The first game was played in the 16th century
It invented in Rugby school
13 players
Similar to football, but played with an oval ball
Players can carry the ball and tackles with each other
It was played by the rich upper class, now it's open
to play
Two big leagues:
Rugby league: North England
Rugby Union: Six Nations
American football derived from rugby

Most popular sport in Britain
The members of the Cambridge university made the rules of football in 1848
11 player
The length of the pitch can be between 90-120 meters
The width of the pitch can be between 45-90 meters
92 professional Clubs
There are lots of football clubs
Bill Shankly Quote
Premier League
The English national team has won the World Cup in 1966
A game similar to tennis was played first in France in the
12th century
In the 16th century rackets came into use
Indoor sport at this time
The modern tennis started in the 19th century
Wimbledon one of the Grand Slam and the oldest tournament
It begins in the nearest Monday to June 22
In that time England usually have the finest weather
More than 1200 tennis venues
Single and Double
Polo
The sport of kings :) Very popular
Very old
The jockeys can't raise their whip over their shoulder
Gambling
It generates £3.7 Billion for the economy
Flat Racing / National Hunt Racing
The Derby and The Grand National
Royal Ascot -> The Queen goes there every year, the track is only 6 miles from Windsor Castle
Queen Elizabeth II. has got a lot racehorses and likes to watch racing.

Scotland is regarded as the home of the golf
There are more than 400 golf courses in Scotland in Hungary there are only 15
The first club formed in 1744 in St. Andrews -> "The home of golf"
First they hit pebbles with a bent stick or club...
Golf is a traditional and very expensive sport in the Uk
But nowadays the US is the home of professional golf.

There were prizefights in Great Britain from the 16th to the 18th century -> Bare Knuckle fight
The modern Rules were published by Marques of Queensberry in 1865
It mentioned gloves at first time
"You must not fight simply to win, you must win by the rules"
Both amateur and professional
It inspired the modern rules of boxing
24 foot ring
3 minutes per round and 1 minute between rounds
If a man falls down he have 10 seconds to get up again
Equestrian sport like horse racing
It is the fastest ball sport
It brought to Britain from India
1 Team: 4 men in horses
The field is 300yards long and 160 yards wide
Two referees on the field on ponies and one on the side line.
Solid Plastic ball, the players have mallets in their hands
Helmets are compulsory
Founded by the Persians approximately 600 bc.
2000 members


Marketing
British Airlines 'Don't Fly' campaign
"Don't Fly. Support Team GB."
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