- Olympics started in Ancient Greece and has many stories associated with it. The most popular of them is that the Hercales the son of God Zeus was the first to run the race in Olympia and gave it the name of Olympics and proclaiimed these games to be held once in four years.
- Earlier the games were open only for male participants, the first ever women participation in took place 1900 Paris Olympics.
- London 1908 Olympics lasted for 187 days starting from 27th April to 31st October.
- In 1916, 1940 and 1944 Olympics did not take place because of World War I and II.
- Olympiad is a unit of time used to measure a period of 4 years.