Swackett Fun Fact: Olympic Closing Ceremony

Swackett Fun Fact:   During each Olympic closing ceremony the flag was passed from the mayor of one host city to the next host, where it will then be taken to the new host and displayed at city hall for four years until the Opening Ceremony of their Olympic Games.

Swackett Fun Fact: Ancient Olympic Games

Swackett Fun Fact:   Through the 12 centuries of the Olympic Games, married women were not allowed to participate in, or to watch, the ancient Olympic Games. However, unmarried women could attend the competition, and the priestess of Demeter, goddess of fertility, was given a privileged position next to the Stadium altar.

Swackett Fun Fact: Olympics After WWI

Swackett Fun Fact:  After the First World War (1914-18) Nationalism was very strong and the tension between certain countries high.The universality conveyed by the symbol and the flag aimed to encourage world unity.