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Olympic Anthem


*First intro *
*Second intro*
Race, life's a race
And I'm gonna win
Yes, I'm gonna win
I'll light the fuse
And I'll never lose
And I choose to survive [So I told you ]
 Whatever it takes [So I told you]
You won't pull ahead [So I told you]
I'll keep up the pace [So I told you]
And I'll reveal my strength, [So I told you]
To the whole human race [So I told you]
Yes I am prepeared [So I told you]
To stay alive [So I told you]
I won't forgive [So I told you]
Vengeance is mine [So I told you]
And I won't give in [So I told you]
Because I choose to thrive [So I told you]
Yeah I'm gonna win !
 *First Solo* Race, it's a race [So I told you]
But I'm gonna win [So I told you]
Yes, I'm gonna win [So I told you]
I will light the fuse [So I told you]
I'll never lose [So I told you]
I choose to survive [So I told you]
Whatever it takes [So I told you]
You won't pull ahead [So I told you]
Because I'll keep up the pace [So I told you]
And I'll reveal my strength, [So I told you]
To the whole human race [So I told you]
Yeah I'm gonna win!
The Olypmics Anthem is also known as Olympics Hymn
The Olympic Anthem is also known as Olympic Hymn. The Greek national poet, Kostis Palamas, wrote lyrics of the Olympics Hymn, while the music was composed by Spyros Samaras for the first Olympiad held in 1896.

The song was presented as the Olympic Anthem in the opening ceremony. At later Olympics, other anthems were played.

The International Olympic Committee formally and unanimously adopted the Samaras-Palamas work as the official Olympic Anthem in 1958. When the Olympic flag is raised in the opening ceremony and when it is lowered during the closing ceremony, the Olympic Anthem is played.

The lyrics of the Olympic Anthem in English are as follows:

Olympic Flag Olympic Flag Immortal spirit of antiquity,
Father of the true, beautiful and good,
Descend, appear, shed over us thy light
Upon this ground and under this sky
Which has first witnessed the unperishable fame.
Give life and animation to those noble games!
Throw wreaths of fadeless flowers to the victors
In the race and in the strife!
Create in our breasts, hearts of steel!
In thy light, plains, mountains and seas
Shine in a roseate hue and form a vast temple
To which all nations throng to adore thee,
Oh immortal spirit of antiquity!

The 2016 Olympics theme song

The 2016 Olympics theme song has been titled "The Gods of Olympus Visit Rio de Janeiro". The verses of the song have been composed by the Brazilian writers - Arlindo Neto, Arlindo Cruz, and Roge.


Official Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Anthem

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Last updated On : April 26, 2016

Team USA defeated team Serbia to win its third straight basketball gold medal in Men’s Basketball tournament. The winning team’s coach Mike Krzyzewski was utmost delighted with his team’s victory on the final day of Rio 2016 Olympic Games. USA won by a 19-15 lead and this is their 25th straight victory at the Olympic Games in addition to the 15th straight victory in the basketball tournament. 

Mo Farah of Great Britain has bagged the gold by winning the 5000 meters final and completed the double double. According to media reports, with this victory Farah has become the second man in the history of Olympics to be able to successfully defend his 5000 and 10000 Olympic championships. His victory is being hailed on Twitter with some calling him the greatest long distance runner of all time. Meanwhile, the silver medal has gone to Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo and Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia has bagged the bronze.

In the women's event, Caster Semenya of South Africa won the Olympic gold in the 800m. She won in one minute 55.28 seconds.  Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi won the silver medal and Kenya's Margaret Nyairera Wambui bagged the bronze.

Chen Long of China has taken gold medal in the Rio Olympics 2016 after defeating Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, who has won a silver in men’s badminton today. Lee was facing pressure not to lose the match. He beat Lin Dan of China in the semi-final. Lee and Lin, both are considered to be the best players of their time. With Lee’s defeat, Malaysia has missed out the chance of getting an Olympic gold medal.


Italy came up with a win and is heading to men's volleyball final against Brazil, after defeating USA. The US men's volleyball team tried all their survival skills, but could not stand in front of Italy. The winning team's thriller was 30-28, 26-28, 9-25, 25-22, 15-9. After it was over, US coach John Speraw said that the team was not skilled enough and they did not execute on some of the opportunities, which Italy flawlessly did

French boxer Estelle Mossely celebrated her 24th birthday by winning a gold medal in Women’s lightweight boxing championship. She defeated China’s Yin Junhua after the end of four rounds that had the two defending champions leveled on the scorecards of three judges. The bronze medals were earned by Mira Potkonen of Finland and Anastasia Beliakova of Russia.

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