The Olympic Games was the creation of the ancient sport-loving Greeks almost three thousand years ago. They held the games every four years in honor of their revered god Zeus who was the lord of the rain and the sky and the ruler of the Olympian gods. Today different countries win bids to host the Olympics, and many of them have a memorable tale to tell. Here are ten unforgettable stories connected to the Olympics.
The 1916 Olympics was canceled because of World War I but later the International Olympic Committee decided Berlin should host the 1936 Olympics. Hitler, who was in power since 1933, saw the games as a way to show the world that his Aryan race was superior to all races. He was proven wrong when African-American Jesse Owens won four gold medals in track and field.