1894, International Olympic Committee Founded
On This day during on June 23,1894, the International Olympic Committee founded by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas at the Sorbonne in Paris.
International Olympic Committee
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is a non-governmental sports organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland. Most importantly, it is the authority responsible for organizing the modern Summer and Winter Olympic Games.
First Olympics Games
Meanwhile, the very first Summer Olympics held in Athens, Greece, during in 1896. However, the very first Winter Olympics was in Chamonix, France, during in 1924. The IOC organized the modern Olympic Games and Youth Olympic Games (YOG), held in summer and winter, every four years.
The Olympic Flag
The Olympic flag create under the guidance of Baron de Coubertin in 1913 and flag released during in 1914. Firstly, it hoisted in 1920 in Antwerp, Belgium at the 1920 Summer Olympics in the main stadium.
The Olympic Logo
The Olympic Logo, five rings represent the five continents (Europe, Asia, Africa, The Americas, and Oceania) of the world. The colors blue, yellow, black, green and red of the rings together with the white of the background included the colors composing every competing nation’s flag at the time.
The Olympic Games Canceled
Since 1896, IOC has canceled Olympic Games three times in history, once during World War I (1916) and twice during World War II (1940, 1944).
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tokyo 2020 (24 July and 9 August 2020) Olympic Games rescheduled for 23 July to 8 August 2021. This were the first time in Olympic history, the Olympic Games has been postponed.