10000 meter run

10000 meter run

  • When My Event got into the Olympics

    In 1912, the 10000 meter run got into the Olympics.
  • The Olympic Flag

    In 1914, the Olympic flag was created by Pierre de Coubertin. He put five interconnected rings with a white background.
  • The Olympic Flag colors

    The colors on the Olympic flag are blue, yellow, black, green, and red from left to right.
  • The Olympic Oath

    In 1920, Pierre de Coubertin wrote an oath for the athletes to recite at each Olympic Games. During the opening ceremonies, one athlete recites the oath on behalf of all the athletes.
  • The Olympic Motto

    In 1921, Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympic Games, borrowed a Latin phrase from his friend, Father Henri Didon, for the Olympic motto: Citius, Altius, Fortius which means "Swifter, Higher, Stronger."