2016 Rio Olympics
The 2016 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016.
The modern Olympic Games or Olympics (French: Jeux olympiques) are leading
international ... Their creation was inspired by the ancient Olympic Games, which
were held in Olympia, Greece, from the 8t...
On this day in History, First modern Olympic Games on Apr 06, 1896. Learn more
about what happened today on History.
Origin and History of the Olympic Games ... The first modern Olympic Games
were held in 1896 in Athens, Greece — a fitting place to rekindle the spirit of the ...
Drawing inspiration from the ancient Olympic Games, he decided to create the
modern. Olympic Games. With this purpose, he founded the International Olympic
The Olympic Games have a long history dating back to Ancient Greece, where it
became a huge festive celebration. The modern Olympic Games preserve the ...
The first celebration of the modern Olympic Games took place in its ancient
birthplace of Athens. The Games attracted athletes from 14 nations, with the
"I hereby proclaim the opening of the first International Olympic Games at Athens.
" With these words on April 6, 1896, King George I of Greece welcomed the ...
The modern Olympic Games are named for athletic ... in AD 394 but were revived
and made international in 1896.
As London gets set to host the XXXth Olympiad, acclaimed sportswriter Frank
Deford connects the modern Games to their unlikely origin—in rural England.