Olympiad | other uses

Other uses

The English term is still often used popularly to indicate the games themselves, a usage that is uncommon in ancient Greek (as an Olympiad is most often the time period between and including sets of games).[15] It is also used to indicate international competitions other than physical sports. This includes international science olympiads, such as the International Geography Olympiad, International Mathematical Olympiad and the International Linguistics Olympiad and their associated national qualifying tests (e.g., the United States of America Mathematical Olympiad or the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad), and also events in mind-sports, such as the Science Olympiad, Mindsport Olympiad, Chess Olympiad, International History Olympiad and Computer Olympiad. In these cases Olympiad is used to indicate a regular event of international competition for top achieving participants; it does not necessarily indicate a four-year period.

In some languages, like Czech and Slovak, Olympiad (Czech: olympiáda) is the correct term for the games.

The Olympiad (L'Olimpiade) is also the name of some 60 operas set in Ancient Greece.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Olimpiade
العربية: أولمبياد
asturianu: Olimpiada
bosanski: Olimpijada
brezhoneg: Olimpiadenn
Cymraeg: Olympiad
dansk: Olympiade
Deutsch: Olympiade
eesti: Olümpiaad
español: Olimpiada
Esperanto: Olimpiado
euskara: Olinpiada
فارسی: المپیاد
français: Olympiade
galego: Olimpíada
한국어: 올림피아드
हिन्दी: ओलम्पियाड
Bahasa Indonesia: Olimpiade (satuan waktu)
italiano: Olimpiade
Basa Jawa: Olimpiadhe
Latina: Olympias
Nederlands: Olympiade
norsk: Olympiade
português: Olimpíada
română: Olimpiadă
slovenščina: Olimpijada
српски / srpski: Олимпијада
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Olimpijada
suomi: Olympiadi
svenska: Olympiad