Meaning: International sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions that happen once every four years in a selected country.
Mnemonic Tip: Imagine the linked rings of the Olympic emblem.
Related signs: Deaflympics.
The earliest Deaf athlete who competed at the Olympics was Oskar Wetzell of Finland. Oskar (1888-1928) competed in diving at the 1908 and 1912 Summer Olympics. Ref
Carlo Orlandi (1910-1983), an Italian boxer, appeared to be the first deaf to win a gold medal at the 1928 Olympics.
Since then, there has been a number of deaf athletes who participated in the Olympics and some of them had won some medals.
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