Olympic Summer Games Kit – Get informed

The Olympic Games are unique. Thousands of athletes from more than 200 countries take part. Competitions in more than 30 different sports become the stage for incredible feats and wonderful moments of fraternity. Now a truly global event, the Games are steeped in history and reflect a constantly changing society.

Browse through the documents to learn how the competition has developed and what the key aspects of the Games are. You can also find exciting videos, print-out activities and links to explore the topic further.

Here are the resources we’ve put together for you:

Educational documents

THE MODERN OLYMPIC GAMES

An interactive file on the history and key features of the modern Olympic Games.

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HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW THE OLYMPIC GAMES?

A manual for the general public, especially children, on the core aspects of Olympism.

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THE OLYMPIC GAMES IN ANTIQUITY

Everything you need to know about the ancient Games, the precursor to the modern Olympics.

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EXPERIENCING AND DISCOVERING THE OLYMPIC GAMES – TOKYO 2020 SPECIAL

A document that explores a specific edition – the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – and its original programme.

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Selected videos

A NEW SPORTING WAVE – A DAY AT THE MUSEUM (web series)

Learn why the Olympic programme is made up of so many different sports and disciplines. (Duration 11 mins)






A JOURNEY BACK IN TIME – A DAY AT THE MUSEUM (web series)

The Olympic Museum Collection archivists present a series of objects that tell the story of Pierre de Coubertin and the modern Olympic Games. (Duration 13 mins)






THE INCREDIBLE HISTORY OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES

A video that provides an introduction to the Olympic Games, with a timeline of the key firsts and major developments. (Duration 11 mins)






Interactive resources

GAMES POWER

This interactive web page delves into the Olympic values that are on display at the Games ceremonies: universality, peace, respect, fraternity and diversity. These values are what help make the Olympic Games unique and set them apart from other sports events.



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THE OLYMPIC SUMMER GAMES – EDITION BY EDITION

A document containing printable posters and information on the key features of every edition of the Olympic Summer Games, from Athens 1896 to Tokyo 2020.

The Olympic Summer Games
Les Jeux Olympiques d’été

THE OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO 2020

A document containing printable posters and detailed information on the programme and visual identity of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

The Olympic Summer Games - Tokyo 2020
Les Jeux Olympiques d’été - Tokyo 2020

THE SUMMER YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES AT A GLANCE – EDITION BY EDITION

A document containing printable posters and information on the key features of every edition of the Summer Youth Olympic Games, from Singapore 2010 to Buenos Aires 2018.

The Summer Youth Olympic Games
Les Jeux Olympiques de la Jeunesse d’été

HISTORY OF THE SPORTS AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES

This reference document gives an introduction to each sport, outlines the key milestones, and charts the changes in the number of events from the sport’s inclusion on the Olympic programme to the present day.

History of the sports at the Olympic Summer Games - The Olympic Studies Centre
Histoire des sports aux Jeux Olympiques d'été - Le Centre d'Etudes Olympiques


Look of the Games Kit

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