Saturday, 12 November 2011

Olympic Opening Ceremony and Olympic Tickets

The 1896 Summer Olympics games which formally known as the Games of the I Olympiad and It was a multi-sport event celebrated in Athens, Greece, from April 6 to April 15, 1896. 

The 1896 Summer Olympics was the first international Olympic Games held in the Modern history. Because Ancient Greece was the birthplace of the Olympic Games, Athens was supposed to be a suitable selection to stage the opening modern Games. It was generally chosen as the host city during a congress organized by Pierre De Coubertin, a French pedagogue and historian, in Paris, on June 23, 1894. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) was also instituted during this congress.

The 1896 Olympics were regarded as a immense accomplishment in spite of many obstacles and setbacks. The 1896 Summer Olympics Games had the biggest international contribution of any sporting event to that rendezvous. in the 19th Century the Panathinaiko Stadium was the only Olympic stadium overflowed with the largest crowd ever to watch a sporting event. The most triumphant participant was German boxer and gymnast Carl Schuhmann, who won four events. The highlight for the Greeks was the marathon victory by their national Spyridon Louis.

Opening ceremony of first Summer Olympics games was officially  made on April 6, 1896. was Easter Monday for both the Western and Eastern Christian Churches and the anniversary of Greece's independence.The Panathinaiko Stadium was filled with an estimated 80,000 spectators, including King George I of Greece, his wife Olga, and their sons. Crown Prince Constantine, his father officially opened the Games  after a speech by the president of the organizing committee. Olympic mantra was  performed by nine bands and 150 choir singers which was  composed by Spyridon Samaras, with words by poet Kostis Palamas.

Olympic Opening Ceremony is the highlight of the Olympic Games. Opening Ceremony originated from Ancient Games in Greece and has evolved over centuries. Opening Ceremony announces the start of Olympics to the world, declared by State of the Host Country. Olympic Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics will occur at London's Olympic Stadium on 27 July 2012. Olympic fans can purchase Olympic Tickets from Sport Ticket Exchange.

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