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I had a very ordinary background in Sheffield; I went to a secondary modern, but I saw something on TV in 1968 that inspired me to join an athletics club, and 12 years later, with great coaching and the support of people who loved me a lot, I ended up at an Olympic Games.
Sebastian Coe

Meaning of "Olympic Games" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OLYMPIC GAMES

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OLYMPIC GAMES

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Olympic Games is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OLYMPIC GAMES MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Olympic Games

Olympic Games

The modern Olympic Games are the leading international sporting event featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes across the planet participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games are considered to be the world's foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating. The Olympic Games are held every four years, with the Summer and Winter Games alternating by occurring every four years but two years apart. Their creation was inspired by the ancient Olympic Games, which were held in Olympia, Greece, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. Baron Pierre de Coubertin founded the International Olympic Committee in 1894. The IOC is the governing body of the Olympic Movement, with the Olympic Charter defining its structure and authority. The evolution of the Olympic Movement during the 20th and 21st centuries has resulted in several changes to the Olympic Games. Some of these adjustments include the creation of the Winter Games for ice and winter sports, the Paralympic Games for athletes with a disability, and the Youth Olympic Games for teenage athletes.

Definition of Olympic Games in the English dictionary

The definition of Olympic Games in the dictionary is the greatest Panhellenic festival, held every fourth year in honour of Zeus at ancient Olympia. From 472 bc, it consisted of five days of games, sacrifices, and festivities.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OLYMPIC GAMES

Olomouc
oloroso
olpe
Olsen
Olsztyn
olykoek
Olympia
Olympiad
Olympian
Olympic
Olympic flame
Olympic Mountains
Olympic Peninsula
Olympic torch
Olympics
Olympus
Olympus Mons
Olynthus

WORDS THAT END LIKE OLYMPIC GAMES

Commonwealth Games
frames
fun and games
games
hames
Henley-on-Thames
Highland Games
Isthmian Games
James
Kingston upon Thames
mesdames
mind games
name names
Nemean Games
Paralympic Games
Pythian Games
Richmond-upon-Thames
team games
Thames
Winter Olympic Games

Synonyms and antonyms of Olympic Games in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Olympic Games» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OLYMPIC GAMES

Find out the translation of Olympic Games to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Olympic Games from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Olympic Games» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

奥林匹克运动会
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Juegos Olímpicos
570 millions of speakers

English

Olympic Games
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ओलिंपिक खेलों
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الألعاب الأولمبية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Олимпийские игры
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Jogos Olímpicos
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অলিম্পিক গেমস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Jeux olympiques
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sukan Olimpik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Olympische Spiele
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

国際オリンピック大会
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

국제 올림픽 대회
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Olimpiade
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Thế vận hội Olympic
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒலிம்பிக் விளையாட்டுகள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ऑलिंपिक खेळ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Olimpiyat Oyunları
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Olimpiadi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Igrzyska Olimpijskie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Олімпійські ігри
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Jocurile Olimpice
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Ολυμπιακοί Αγώνες
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Olimpiese Spele
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

OS
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

OL
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Olympic Games

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OLYMPIC GAMES»

The term «Olympic Games» is very widely used and occupies the 22.979 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OLYMPIC GAMES» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Olympic Games

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10 QUOTES WITH «OLYMPIC GAMES»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Olympic Games.
1
Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki
The Olympic Games are a national cause, and a national cause calls for a nationwide attitude.
2
Richard Attias
Sport allows us to engage in dialogue and to build bridges, and it may even have the capacity to reshape international relations. The Olympic Games embody perfectly this universal mission.
3
Richard Attias
Female success stories from sporting events like the Olympic Games have played a role in shifting the Indian perception to see the female athlete as a hero and a role model for young Indian girls.
4
Bonnie Blair
I love short track. I competed in short track, I was a world champion in 1986 but at that point in time it wasn't in the Olympic Games so I moved into long track. Short track is a blast to skate and it's a blast to watch.
5
Yohan Blake
If you can come to the Olympic Games and leave with a medal then that is alright.
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Avery Brundage
The Olympic Games must not be an end in itself, they must be a means of creating a vast programme of physical education and sports competitions for all young people.
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Avery Brundage
For too long the world has failed to recognise that the Olympic Games and the Olympic Movement are about fine athletics and fine art.
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Cameron van der Burgh
My dream was always to win in the Olympic Games, but I never set that next goal, and I have realised now I need to set another goal.
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Sebastian Coe
I started track and field when I was 12 and didn't get to an Olympic Games until I was nearly 23. By any stretch of the imagination that's a very long apprenticeship.
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Sebastian Coe
I had a very ordinary background in Sheffield; I went to a secondary modern, but I saw something on TV in 1968 that inspired me to join an athletics club, and 12 years later, with great coaching and the support of people who loved me a lot, I ended up at an Olympic Games.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OLYMPIC GAMES»

Discover the use of Olympic Games in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Olympic Games and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Ancient Olympic Games
For this revised edition, three new chapters have been added, covering the diet and medical treatment of athletes; sponsorship, patronage, and propaganda; and revivals of the games.
Judith Swaddling, 1999
2
The Olympic Games and Cultural Policy
This book explores how cultural policies are reflected in the design, management and promotion of the Olympic Games.
Beatriz Garcia, 2012
3
Britain and the Olympic Games: Past, Present, Legacy
Britain and the Olympic Games traces the history of Britain’s love affair with the Olympic Games and shows exactly why the Olympic movement was re-born here.
Matt Rogan, Martin Rogan, 2011
4
The 1904 Anthropology Days and Olympic Games: Sport, Race, ...
This interdisciplinary collection of essays assesses the ideas about race, imperialism, and Western civilization manifested in the 1904 World?s Fair and Olympic Games and shows how they are still relevant.
Susan Brownell, 2008
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Power, Politics, and the Olympic Games: A History of the ...
Traces the history of the modern Olympic games, and looks at boycotts, performance enhancing drugs, judging controversies, corporate sponsorships, and international rivalries
Alfred Erich Senn, 1999
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A Brief History of the Olympic Games
For more than a millennium, the ancient Olympics captured the imaginations of the Greeks, until a Christianized Rome terminated the competitions in the fourth century AD. But the Olympic ideal did not die and this book is a succinct history ...
David C. Young, 2008
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The Olympic Games Explained: A Student Guide to the ...
The text considers a range of topics including the ancient Olympics, the media and the Olympics, and Olympic marketing and sponsorship.
Vassil Girginov, S. Jim Parry, Jim Parry, 2005
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Olympic turnaround: How the Olympic games stepped back from ...
Olympic Turnaround is also the story of the broadcast industry’s love affair with sport. It charts how companies began to understand the power of sport as a marketing and promotional tool.
Michael Payne, 2012
9
Olympic Games as Performance and Public Event: The Case of ...
Discusses how the winter games related to Norwegian culture and ethos
Arne Martin Klausen, 1999
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Drug Games: The International Olympic Committee and the ...
Utilizing concepts derived from international relations theory, diplomatic history, and administrative law, this work connects the issue to global political relations.
Thomas M. Hunt, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OLYMPIC GAMES»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Olympic Games is used in the context of the following news items.
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Australia demands probe of triple jump final at 1980 Olympic Games
Australia demands probe of triple jump final at 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow. Last updated 17:08, July 25 2015. The jump that Australia claim should have ... «Stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»
2
Letter: Olympic Games would bring tax increases
100% of the Olympic Games have had overruns. We are talking about billions of dollars. This would force massive tax increases. That's why ... «Worcester Telegram, Jul 15»
3
Tokyo 2020 launches emblems for the Olympic and Paralympic …
IOC Co-ordination Commission Chair John Coates said: “The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games emblem is a powerful symbol of Tokyo's Games ... «International Paralymic Committee, Jul 15»
4
Watch Olympic boxer Claressa Shields fight for gold at Pan Am …
The Pan American Games is a multi-sport event held every four years in the year prior to the Olympic Games. It is dubbed as the mini-Olympics. «MLive.com, Jul 15»
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Lausanne 2020 Sends Youth Olympic Games Bid Delegation to …
Pittet commented, “to know that the Youth Olympic Games are a project that can truly mobilize our region's economy is terrific. We now have to ... «GamesBids.com, Jul 15»
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Rio to monitor social media ahead of Olympic Games
The city of Rio de Janeiro will be monitoring social media feeds to improve public safety ahead of the Olympic Games. Some 44 sporting events ... «ZDNet, Jul 15»
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Glenn Turner's Kookaburras reprieve builds Olympic Games hopes
"The players understand the Olympic Games is its own beast," Eglington said. "You need mental toughness and a little bit of luck, but you need ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
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Activists urge IOC not to award 2022 Olympic Games to Beijing
"The IOC must recognise that the Olympic spirit and the reputation of the Olympic Games will suffer further damage if the worsening human ... «Zee News, Jul 15»
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Hosting Olympic Games Offers Widespread Benefits, Kazakh …
This will be the first Olympic Games to be held in South America, the second in Latin America after the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City and ... «Astana Times, Jul 15»
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Boston Firefighters in Support of 2024 Olympic Games
Boston's bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics has been hit with serious opposition from thousands of local residents, politicians and business ... «Patch.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Olympic Games [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/olympic-games>. Oct 2020 ».
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