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THE OLYMPIC GAMES
Olympic Games - international sports competitions which are held every four years under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee.
Olympics emblem is five interlaced rings of different colors symbolizing five different continents.
Olympic flag - a banner depicting the Olympic logo on a white background. Climbing at the opening of the Olympic Games, falling during the closing ceremony.
The Olympic Games originated in ancient Greece, where they were held every four years near the city of Olympia and was a landmark in the life of ancient Greeks
The program includes 33 Olympic sports, including 52 subjects. Overall in the individual competition played about 400 medals. Particular: Gymnastics Swimming
Ukrainian athletes perform at the Olympic Games as a separate team, starting with the Winter Olympics in December 1994 year.
In Beijing, Ukrainian competed in 28 sports, which fulfilled the selection criteria for the Olympics, team consisting of seven current Olympic champions and 97 athletes who have experience in performances at the Games. Also Ukraine team had its first mascot - Stork.
August 23, 2008 Ukrainian athletes set record for number of medals won at the Olympics - 27 medals, which exceeded the 23 medals on each of the last three Summer Olympics