There are football events in the Olympic Games.
Olympic Games refers to the Olympic Games, which is sponsored by the International Olympic Committee, the largest comprehensive sports meeting in the world and the most influential sports event in the world.
The history of the Olympic Games can be traced back to ancient Greece more than two thousand years ago, but the modern Olympic Games began in 1896. At the end of 19th century, Frenchman Coubertin put forward the initiative of hosting the modern Olympic Games, which was also held under his efforts, so Coubertin was also called "the father of modern Olympics".
On June 23, 1894, when Coubertin and 79 representatives from 12 countries decided to establish the International Olympic Committee and create the Olympic Movement, this feat was once the object of irony, but now the Olympic Games has become a festival celebrated by all, and the Olympic Movement has attracted the enthusiasm of 202 countries and regions.
The Olympic Committee decided to hold the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, and the venue was Athens, Greece.
Subsequently, the Olympic Games kept its frequency every four years, but there were four special events:
1. The Olympic Games in 1916, 1940 and 1944 were suspended due to world wars;
2. The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games was postponed to 2021 due to the epidemic.
In the continuous development, the number of Olympic events is also increasing. In 2021, the Tokyo Olympic Games set up 33 major events and 339 minor events, and finally produced 339 gold medals.
Football competition is one of the earliest events in the Olympic Games. By the Atlanta Olympic Games in 1996, women’s events were added to the football competition. So far, the Olympic football competition was divided into men’s football competition and women’s football competition.
However, the Olympic football events are limited by the entry conditions. In 1992, the International Olympic Committee compromised with FIFA, and the Olympic football game became a game for players under 23. In 1993, the International Olympic Committee and FIFA reached an agreement: FIFA respected the age limit of 23, and FIFA allowed each team to have three over-age players.
It is worth mentioning that in the women’s football competition of the 1996 Olympic Games, the China women’s football team lost to the American women’s football team in the final and won the silver medal. The China women’s football team who participated in the Olympic Games for the first time set a good record. In contrast, from the first Olympic Games to the 32nd Tokyo Olympic Games, China men’s soccer team participated in the Olympic Games twice, once in 1988, and was shortlisted by virtue of its strength; Once in 2008, I was shortlisted as the host.
At the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, Brazil won the gold medal, while Spain, Mexico and Japan won 2-4 respectively. The Canadian women’s football team won the gold medal, while Sweden, the United States and Australia won 2-4 respectively.
The above is an introduction about Olympic football.