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It is chanted frequently in [[football]] games around the world and [[Montreal Canadiens]] hockey games when the team is winning, and is also the chorus of a song titled, "¡Olé!" by the [[Bouncing Souls]].
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It is chanted frequently in [[football]] games around the world and [[Stupid Montreal Canadien fans]] at hockey games when the team is winning, and is also the chorus of a song titled, "¡Olé!" by the [[Bouncing Souls]].
   
 
The phrase has its roots in North Africa, stretching back to the time before the [[Moors]] invaded Spain. "Allah, Allah, Allah" was often used during performances to signify the external power granted by God to a performer. The pronunciation of the phrase changed over the years, and became "Olé Olé Olé" and can often be heard at Spanish bullfights and [[flamenco]] dances, which preceded its adoption by Irish football fans.<ref>{{cite news| url=http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/02/ted-how-we-kill/#previouspost | title=TED: Eat, Pray, Love Author on How We Kill Geniuses |first=Kim | last=Zetter}}</ref>
 
The phrase has its roots in North Africa, stretching back to the time before the [[Moors]] invaded Spain. "Allah, Allah, Allah" was often used during performances to signify the external power granted by God to a performer. The pronunciation of the phrase changed over the years, and became "Olé Olé Olé" and can often be heard at Spanish bullfights and [[flamenco]] dances, which preceded its adoption by Irish football fans.<ref>{{cite news| url=http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/02/ted-how-we-kill/#previouspost | title=TED: Eat, Pray, Love Author on How We Kill Geniuses |first=Kim | last=Zetter}}</ref>

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"Olé Olé Olé" is a football chant of Spanish origin appropriated by the supporters of the Republic of Ireland national football team.[1][2]

It is chanted frequently in football games around the world and Stupid Montreal Canadien fans at hockey games when the team is winning, and is also the chorus of a song titled, "¡Olé!" by the Bouncing Souls.

The phrase has its roots in North Africa, stretching back to the time before the Moors invaded Spain. "Allah, Allah, Allah" was often used during performances to signify the external power granted by God to a performer. The pronunciation of the phrase changed over the years, and became "Olé Olé Olé" and can often be heard at Spanish bullfights and flamenco dances, which preceded its adoption by Irish football fans.[3]

In 2009, fans of baseball pitcher Darren O'Day of the Texas Rangers started singing O'Day's last name along to the chant "Olé, Olé, Olé" in his relief efforts.

References

  1. ^ Doyle, John (June 7, 2002). "Green Army conquering with smiles". The Globe and Mail. 
  2. ^ "A GREAT DAY FOR THE IRISH AS ITALY IS DEFEATED, 1-0". The Record (Bergen County, NJ). 1994-06-19. Banging on bodhran drums, the Irish were on their feet -- an hour before game time. They chanted, "Ole, ole," their national soccer cheer, imported from Spain  Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help); line feed character in |quote= at position 66 (help)
  3. ^ Zetter, Kim. "TED: Eat, Pray, Love Author on How We Kill Geniuses".