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If there's anything that is the center of my career both creatively and emotionally, it's the Olympics.
Dick Ebersol

Meaning of "Olympics" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OLYMPICS

Olympics  [əˈlɪmpɪks] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OLYMPICS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Olympics 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 OLYMPICS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Olympics

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 Olympics in the English dictionary

The definition of Olympics in the dictionary is the Olympics the Olympic Games.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OLYMPICS


comics
ˈkɒmɪks
electronics
ɪlɛkˈtrɒnɪks
fix
fɪks
forensics
fəˈrɛnsɪks
graphics
ˈɡræfɪks
gyroscopics
ˌdʒaɪərəsˈkɒpɪks
lyrics
ˈlɪrɪks
mathematics
ˌmæθəˈmætɪks
matrix
ˈmeɪtrɪks
mix
mɪks
Paralympics
ˌpærəˈlɪmpɪks
Philippics
fɪˈlɪpɪks
phoenix
ˈfiːnɪks
pix
pɪks
politics
ˈpɒlɪtɪks
pyx
pɪks
remix
riːˈmɪks
semitropics
ˌsɛmɪˈtrɒpɪks
subtropics
sʌbˈtrɒpɪks
tropics
ˈtrɒpɪks

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OLYMPICS

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

WORDS THAT END LIKE OLYMPICS

aquatics
athletics
basics
classics
consumer electronics
cosmetics
demographics
dynamics
economics
ethics
logistics
mechanics
Parallel Olympics
physics
specifics
statistics
the Paralympics
the tropics
wheelchair Olympics
Winter Olympics

Synonyms and antonyms of Olympics in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Olympics» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OLYMPICS

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

Translator English - Chinese

奥运
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Juegos Olímpicos
570 millions of speakers

English

Olympics
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ओलंपिक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الأولمبياد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Олимпиада
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Olimpíadas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অলিম্পিকে
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

Olympiade
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

オリンピック
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

올림픽
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Olimpiade
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Thế vận hội
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒலிம்பிக்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ऑलिंपिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Olimpiyatlar
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Olimpiadi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Igrzyska Olimpijskie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Олімпіада
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 Olympics

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OLYMPICS»

The term «Olympics» is very widely used and occupies the 8.959 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OLYMPICS» OVER TIME

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «OLYMPICS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Olympics.
1
Kurt Angle
I'm not going to be a guy that retires and keeps coming back. When I'm gone, I'm gone. Same thing as amateur wrestling; when I won the world championships in Olympics, I left and I never went back. Same for pro.
2
Bob Beamon
I always look back at when I didn't have a dream, when I didn't have a spirit. I didn't know what the Olympics was all about. I was just hanging out on the street. I was not humble. I was not a nice person, doing things that were socially unacceptable.
3
Bonnie Blair
I will remember all the days at the Olympics.
4
Jonathan Brown
My wife and I came to Canada for the 1994 Commonwealth Games and we really liked the B.C. lifestyle and environment. The following year we applied to become permanent residents. We moved here in 1996 after the Atlanta Olympics.
5
Kurt Browning
Four world titles is a good swath at the top of the podium. The Olympics didn't work out for a couple of reasons, but it feels good when people say 'four world titles.'
6
Sergei Bubka
The Olympics are always a special competition, it is very difficult to predict what will happen.
7
Cameron van der Burgh
I woke up on the plane this morning and was turning on my phone and I had to put my pin number in. That's when I realized that since the age of 10 I've been using 2012 as my pin number. But now that I've won gold in the 2012 Olympics, I've achieved that goal and, for the first time in 14 years, I'll have to change my pin.
8
Michael Chang
Seeing the Olympics come to China made me want to get more involved.
9
Dick Ebersol
If there's anything that is the center of my career both creatively and emotionally, it's the Olympics.
10
Dick Ebersol
The Olympics were produced absolutely the same way from 1960 through 1988. It was always the Western World against the Eastern Bloc. You didn't even have to spend one second developing the character of any of the Eastern Bloc athletes. It was just good guys and bad guys.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OLYMPICS»

Discover the use of Olympics in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Olympics and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Olympics: A History of the Modern Games
Traces the history of the modern Olympics from 1896 to 2000, contrasting the ideal of the game with the often politicized reality.
Allen Guttmann, 2002
2
The Complete Book of the Olympics 2012
Includes the final results for every Olympic event since 1896, featuring information on records, medals, and individual athletic performance.
David Wallechinsky, Jaime Loucky, 2012
3
Understanding the Olympics
The book introduces the reader to all of the key themes in contemporary Olympic Studies, including: Olympic politics nationalism and internationalism access and equity festival and spectacle urban development political economy processes of ...
John Horne, Garry Whannel, 2012
4
Olympics
Highlights some of the greatest victories and upsets in Olympic history, with sections on statistics, quotes, and facts.
Mark Stewart, 2009
5
The Nazi Olympics: Sport, Politics, and Appeasement in the 1930s
Other essays examine the issues at stake in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and the Netherlands, which opposed Hitlers politics, despite embodying his Aryan ideal._x000B_Challenging the view of sport as a trivial pursuit, this collection ...
Anrd Krüger, William Murray, 2003
6
The Nazi Olympics
This book is an expose of one of the most bizarre festivals in sport history.
Richard D. Mandell, 1971
7
The Ancient Greek Olympics
It was open to the citizens of every Greek polis, and became so important, that all warfare had to be suspended for its duration. This book runs through the entire five-day session of the ancient games.
Richard Woff, 2000
8
Inside the Beijing Olympics
Be captivated by this fascinating tale of political intrigue, mystery and magic as you too will be transported ... Inside the Beijing Olympics.
Jeff Ruffolo, 2012
9
The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics
Contained within the pages of this authoritative book is everything anyone could wish to know about the Winter Olympics.
David Wallechinsky, Jaime Loucky, 2009
10
Television in the Olympics
This book explores the Olympics as a communications event. In particular, it investigates the role of television in shaping the Games into a global media event. It deals with crucial issues related to media technology
Miquel de Moragas, Nancy K. Rivenburgh, 1995

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OLYMPICS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Olympics is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Toronto has made 5 attempts to host the Olympics. Could the sixth …
The Toronto Daily Star reported the city's failure to win the 1960 Games on April 15, 1955 under the headline, “If Toronto Wants Olympics/ ... «Toronto Star, Jul 15»
2
Special Olympics World Games 2015: Google celebrates with …
Today's Google Doodle marks the start of the 14th Special Olympics World Summer Games, which have kicked off today and will run until ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
3
Three locals setting their 'own bar,' ready to participate in Special …
Alicia Gogue, a 31-year-old cyclist from Odenton, is one of several local athletes who will be competing in the upcoming Special Olympics ... «Baltimore Sun, Jul 15»
4
Gov. Baker refuses to be pushed on support for Boston Olympics
DENVER —The U.S. Olympic Committee wants to know where the governor of Massachusetts stands on the Boston Olympics. His answer: Still ... «WCVB Boston, Jul 15»
5
Special Olympics World Games: TV schedule
Here is the complete TV broadcast schedule for the Special Olympics World Games, which begin Saturday in Los Angeles (all times ET): ... «ESPN, Jul 15»
6
Canada clinches Olympics berth in men's field hockey with Pan Am …
Pearson, who was just 20 years old when Canada qualified for the Beijing Olympics, is looking forward to another shot at the Olympic ... «Toronto Star, Jul 15»
7
USOC official gets caught up in Olympics fervor online
Tempers flared Thursday night during a live debate between those backing the embattled 2024 Boston Olympics bid and the leaders of a ... «Boston Globe, Jul 15»
8
Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo revealed: 'Pretty neat' or 'truly awful'?
So how does Tokyo 2020 compare to the most recent Olympics' logos? You decide. Beijing 2008 logo Athens 2004 logo Sydney 2000 ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
9
Chinese Activists Urge IOC to Reject Beijing's 2022 Winter Olympics
"As Chinese nationals and former citizens, we urge you to reject Beijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics as China is now facing a human ... «Radio Free Asia, Jul 15»
10
US has more qualified gymnasts than spots on world, Olympics teams
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — As many of the top American gymnasts gather in suburban Chicago for the Secret Classic, they are wondering the ... «USA TODAY, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Olympics [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/olympics>. Oct 2020 ».
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