Olympics Is A Number Game
Having originated in ancient Greece, the Olympic Games is the most prestigious sporting event in the world today. Once in every 4 years, athletes from around the world gather to compete against one another to bring glory to their homelands by winning the Olympic medals. Let’s explore the many roles that numbers play in the Olympic Games and why they are so important.
There would be no competition without competitors. Numbers are needed to determine the number of participants in the various events. Not only that, the competitors are given number tags for identification purposes. Assigning numbers to the athletes certainly makes recording of their scores operationally effective.
Also, numbers are used to distinguish the winners from the rest. Scores, timings, all these involve numbers. The numbers are benchmarked to eventually determine the placings of all the athletes in the respective events.
Last but certainly not the least, numbers are required to keep track of the time during the games! Without time-keeping, there would be no orderliness during the Games nor would there be the competitive spirit!
Numbers are everywhere and everything at the Olympic Games!