Olympic gold medals are actually made of silver. All that glitters is not always gold!
The 5 rings of the Olympic flag represent Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Americas, they are linked together in friendship. Every national flag of the world has at least one of the rings colors – blue, black, green, yellow, and red.
Before there were gold medals, the prize for event winners in the ancient Olympics was an olive branch wreath. How times have changed!
From 1900 to 1920, tug of war was contested as a team event at every Summer Olympics. We hope you enjoy this classic video of Great Britain defeating the Swedish team during an Olympic tug of war taking place at the Stockholm 1912 Olympic Games.