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Olympic British & World English

Relating to ancient Olympia or the Olympic Games

Olympic flame British & World English

A flame lit at Olympia in Greece, the site of the ancient Olympics, and ceremonially conveyed to the city that is hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games, where it is kept alight for the duration of the Games

Olympic Games British & World English

A sports festival held every four years in different venues, instigated by the Frenchman Baron de Coubertin (1863–1937) in 1896. Athletes representing more than 200 countries compete for gold, silver, and bronze medals in more than twenty sports

Olympic-sized British & World English

(Of a swimming pool or other sports venue) of the dimensions prescribed for modern Olympic competitions

Olympic torch British & World English

A cylindrical or cone-shaped object in which the Olympic flame is ceremonially carried

Olympic Peninsula British & World English

A region in northwestern Washington, on the Pacific Ocean and Juan de Fuca Strait. The Olympic Mountains and Olympic National Park are here

Olympic-size in Olympic-sized British & World English

(Of a swimming pool or other sports venue) of the dimensions prescribed for modern Olympic competitions


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