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  • Since when has the Olympic flag been raised at Olympic Games opening ceremonies ?
    • In 1920 at the Games in Antwerp, the Olympic flag was raised for the first time in an Olympic stadium. It was again Pierre de Coubertin who had the idea. He presented it at the Olympic Congress in Paris in 1914, but the First World War prevented the 1916 Games from being held in Berlin. As a result, it was the city of Antwerp which saw the five-ring flag flying for the first time.

       

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