Last Updated: 31 August 2021
In this article, you’ll find the list of all Olympics Motto from 1896 to 2026. Before we get started let us have a quick intro about the Olympics.
Summer and Winter Olympic Games are held every 4 years and normally held in staggered even years.
When the modern Olympic Games were started back in 1896, events did not have any specific Motto or Slogan but the 1936 Berlin Olympics held in Germany had the first Motto of Summer Olympics “I Call The Youth Of The World!”.
After the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics, the next motto was seen in the 1972 Summer Olympics having the motto “The Cheerful Games”. The next 2 Olympics held in 1976 and 1980 did not have any Motto on their events.
Since the 1984 Summer Olympics, now every Olympic Games have a Motto that truly describes and expresses the spirit & purpose of the Olympic Games.
Read the list of mottos from the Summer Olympics and Winter Olympics Motto below.
Facts About Olympics
- There had been 29 Summer Olympics Games and 23 Winter Olympic Games till 2021.
- The official Olympics motto in latin “Citius, Altius, Fortius” (Faster, Higher, Stronger) was coined by Father Henri Didon, it was adopted by the IOC in 1894.
- The United States has hosted 7 Summer Olymics and 4 Winter Olympics, more than any other Country. They are also going to host the 2028 Summer Olympics.
- Olympic Gold Medals aren’t made entirely from pure Gold. It is made almost entirely from silver but contains approximately 6 grams of gold to meet the standard laid out in the Olympic Charter.
- Since 1896 only three modern Olympic Games have been canceled, 1916 due to World War I and 1940 & 1944 for World War II.
- Back in the early 1900s, Olympic games lasted for 4 to 6 months from Opening Ceremony to Closing Ceremony.
|1936||Germany||I Call The Youth Of The World!|
|1972||West Germany||The Cheerful Games|
|1984||United States||Play A Part In History|
|1988||South Korea||Harmony And Progress|
|1992||Spain||Friends For Life|
|1996||United States||The Celebration Of The Century|
|2000||Australia||Share The Spirit – Dare To dream|
|2008||China||One World, One Dream|
|2012||United Kingdom||Inspire A Generation|
|2016||Brazil||A New World|
|2020||Japan||United By Emotion|
|1988||Canada||Coming Together In Calgary|
|1992||France||Savoie en Fête (Party in Savoie)|
|1994||Norway||Fire In Your Heart|
|1998||Japan||Coexistence With Nature|
|2002||United States||Light The Fire Within|
|2006||Italy||Passion Lives Here|
|2010||Canada||With Glowing Hearts|
|2014||Russia||Hot. Cool. Yours.|
|2018||South Korea||Passion. Connected.|
|2022||China||Joyful Rendezvous Upon Pure Ice And Snow|