Last Updated: 23 March 2023
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 to the Olympics.
Summer and Winter Olympic Games are held every 4 years and are 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 the 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 following 2 Olympics held in 1976 and 1980 did not have any Motto for their events.
Since the 1984 Summer Olympics, now every Olympic Games has had a Motto that truly describes and expresses the spirit & purpose of the Olympic Games.
There are many ways to carry the mottos of the Olympics and express your understanding of the spirit of the Olympic games. Printing them on the Olympic Custom Lanyards along with the Olympic Rings, or displaying them with banners are effective ways.
Read the list of mottos from the Summer Olympics and Winter Olympics Motto below.
Facts About Olympics
- There have been 29 Summer Olympics Games and 23 Winter Olympic Games till 2022.
- 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 Olympics 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, the Olympic games lasted for 4 to 6 months from Opening Ceremony to Closing Ceremony.