Ancient Olympics Comic

Olympic Motto | About the Olympic Motto

05 Oct 2013
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Olympics mottoThe Olympic motto is made up of three Latin words :

Citius -Altius - Fortius. These words mean Faster - Higher - Stronger.

It was the Dominican priest Henri Didon who first expressed the words in the opening ceremony of a school sports event in 1881 and Pierre de Coubertin, who was present that day, adopted them as the Olympic Motto. It expresses the aspirations of the Olympic Movement not only in its athletic and technical sense but also from a moral and educational perspective. (Source



From the Ancient Olympics Comic we learn that when the spectators clapped and cheered the victors of the ancient Olympic Games the custom olympic motto used was " Tinella Kallinike!" meaning " Well done Glorious victor!" .

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