The Olympic Games are the largest sporting event in the world and one of the most important events in the world for four years. The history of the current Olympic Games dates back to 1896, when the world’s first Olympic Games were held in 1896 in Athens, Greece. There is evidence that such sports held in Greece and Italy as well as i many other countries before.
This year the 32nd Olympic Games are being held in Tokyo, Japan. The sports festival was scheduled to be held in the year 2020. But you may remember that this was postponed to 2021 due to the covid 19.
A total of 11,326 athletes from 205 countries are competing in 339 events in 33 sports in the Olympic Games this year. However, from the very beginning of the Olympics this time we hear a lot of amazing events and news.
7. Russia bans Olympics this year.
Russia is a country that has not been able to get athletes representing their country at this year’s Olympics. Russian athletes competes in the Olympics this year under the name ROC, or Russian Olympic Committee with a white flag with the Olympic symbol.
The reason for this one is Russia was officially banned in 2019 from competing in international sporting events for four years after it was caught running a state-sponsored doping program designed boost its medal haul at international sporting events.
The ban was later reduced to two years. As a result, Russia has banned athletes from participating in the Olympics under the Russian name, flag or national anthem.
6. Unwanted sex is prohibited.
It is reported that in many international competitions, there is a condom in the mandatory items provided by the tournament organizers to the athletes. They had to symbolize things like giving a condom to prevent the spread of HIV.
This time Japan went beyond just providing condoms and introduced an Anti-sex bed to minimize sexual activities among sportsmen and sportswomen. This is a bed made of cardboard. And only one person can sleep in this and these can be recycled.
5. Newly added Skateboarding
Skateboarding is a very popular sport among young people. Many young people in the USA, Japan, Britain and many other countries are addicted to this sport today. At the request of countries around the world, the Olympic Committee took steps to add this sport to this year’s Olympics.
Japan’s Yuto Horigome wins first ever Olympic gold medal in skateboarding.
4. For the first time a transgender person is on the Olympic field.
Transgender people compete in the Olympic Games until the Tokyo Olympics this year There was no chance to be. The reason for this is that many sports doctors explain that even when a man becomes a women, there is no change in their physical strength. But this time a new law was introduced at the Tokyo Olympics. That is, if the TESTOSTERONE level in the body of a transgender sex athlete is much lower than the level of a normal male, then she should be allowed to participate in women’s events.
3. Sri Lankan female to judge Olympic event for the first time in the history
For the first time in Sri Lankan sports history, a Sri Lankan boxer has been chosen to judge an Olympic gaming event. As a result, T. Nelka Shiromala, a Chief Inspector of the Sri Lanka Police, serves as a referee and judge for the 2020 Olympic Games, which are being held in Tokyo this year.
Chief Inspector Shiromala has represented the Sri Lanka Police in a number of boxing matches. She is the first Sri Lankan citizen to participate in the Olympics as a referee. In 2017, Shiromala was also awarded as the best boxing judge in Asia.
2. Ugandan athlete escapes from Olympic village
Uganda is a very poor country. The people of Uganda are living under great pressure due to the massive collapse of the economy. Meanwhile, an Ugandan athlete who participated in the Tokyo Olympics had written an letter the other day and fled the village of Olympic.
He said in the letter that he was looking for an opportunity to leave Uganda and that he thought Japan was a good country, so he left the village of Olympic to live in Japan.
1. Exemplary Olympic medals.
Japan is a land of new products and innovations. Japan has introduced something new to this year’s Olympics as well. It is reported that they have created all the Olympic medals this time from gold, silver and copper obtained from recycled electronics. But these medals are not really made of whole gold.
These are gold-plated medals. The last time full gold medals were awarded was at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm. But by doing so, japan set a very good example to the whole world.
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