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Do you have a little summer Olympics-enthusiast at home? Is he all excited about the upcoming summer games, and are you looking for some Olympic-themed activities to keep his spirits high? If you can relate to the questions, you should consider reading our post here.
The Olympics is the leading international sports event that features summer and winter sports competitions. It is the world’s foremost sports competition, with its roots in the Classical Greek era games. Today, more than 200 countries participate in the Olympics.
With the summer Olympics round the corner, we have compiled a collection of Olympic coloring pages to help children celebrate this important sporting event. So, nurture the sports enthusiast in your little one with these splendid summer Olympics coloring pages for him!
10 Interesting Olympic Coloring Pages:
1. Olympic Rings:
Here is a printable coloring page of the Olympic rings. Remember, Olympic rings and flags should have the appropriate color combinations. So make sure that children follow the coloring instructions. Children can use the diagram as a template for a craft activity or a base for collage.
2. Olympic Torch:
Here is one of the coloring pages of the Olympics torch. The Olympic flame is the primary symbol of the Olympic Games. The fire was introduced at the Summer Olympics in 1928 and has been a part of the modern Olympic games ever since. The torch is carried from country to country and city-to-city to start every Olympic game.
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Fencing is one of the few sports contested at every Summer Olympic Games since the birth of the Olympics. There are three main types of fencing at the Olympics- Epee, Foil, and Sabre. In Foil, the player can target the opponent’s torso. In Epee fencing, the target area covers the whole body and in Sabre fencing the objective area is everything above the waist.
Gymnastics is one of the four sports that’s been a part of the Olympics since the Summer Olympics in Amsterdam in 1896. Gymnastics includes artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and trampolining. Initially, only men took part in the Olympics, but later, even women started contesting.
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Archery made its debut at the 1900 Olympics, the second Olympics tournament. Until now, 84 nations have competed in the Olympic archery in the events. Korean women have dominated the Olympics archery events, winning 14 out of 15 gold medals since 1984.
Have your child color this olympic coloring page of a wrestling competition. Wrestling is one of the most popular sports in the world and dates back to 2300 BC. It was also a part the ancient Olympic Games in 704 BC and has been a part of the Olympics ever since.
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7. Track And Field:
Track and field is a sport combining various contests based on jumping, throwing and running. This coloring page shows a victorious Olympics runner. There are two standard relays in Olympics—4*100 meters and 4*400 meters. 4*400 is the last event of the track and field and is the most popular Olympic event.
Equestrian made its debut at the Olympics in 1900. Paris, France, but disappeared until 1912. It has now appeared in every Olympics competition ever since. The Olympic equestrian disciplines include jumping, dressage and evening. Both teams and individuals get awards in each discipline.
Olympics weightlifting is a discipline of the modern Olympic program. The athlete attempts a single lift of a barbell loaded with the weight plates. Each of the weight lifters receives three attempts, and two highest successful lifts determine the result. Weightlifting tests the aspects of a human’s explosive strength.
The olympics coloring page shows a swimmer in the middle of an intense swimming race. Swimming is an Olympic sport of the modern Olympics. Introduced in 1912, swimming is one of the most popular spectator sports at the Olympics. And kids love it too.
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The Olympic coloring sheets are a great way to educate your kids about the Olympics games. He will get to learn about varied sports and tournaments while engaging in a fun activity. So, which sport does your child enjoy playing the most? Tell us here.