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Pierre de Coubertin


Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin was a French educator and historian, and founder of the International Olympic Committee. He is considered the father of the modern Olympic Games.

First modern Olympic Games - Apr 06, 1896 - HISTORY.com


On this day in History, First modern Olympic Games on Apr 06, 1896. ... With the Renaissance, Europe began a long fascination with ancient Greek culture, and ...

Modern Olympic Games | Go for the Gold Student Activity - Scholastic


Learn about how the modern Olympics began and evolved into what the games are today. Includes links to other activities, historical photos, and a teacher's ...

The Little-Known History of How the Modern Olympics Got Their ...


As London gets set to host the XXXth Olympiad, acclaimed sportswriter Frank Deford connects the modern Games to their unlikely origin—in rural England.

History of the Olympics - Creating the Modern Games


After 1500 years with no Olympics, the modern Olympic Games were established. Learn how and why the Games began again.

Pierre de Coubertin, Founder of the Modern Olympics


Concise biography of Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympics, who organized the Olympic games in Athens in 1896.

Brief History of the Olympic Games - Nostos


Highlights of the Modern Games. One of the most dramatic feats of the Olympics was the triumph of the United ... States, which had been formed from 11 of the former Soviet republics.

Modern Olympics – Modern Games, Modern Olympic Games


The Modern Olympic Games were founded in 1894, when French educationist Pierre de Coubertin sought to promote international understanding through ...

Origins of the modern Olympics: Shin kicking, races for old women ...


Jul 24, 2012 ... Greek patriots may look askance at London hosting its third Olympic Games while the event's ancient originator has hosted it only twice. On one ...

The First Modern Olympic Games, Athens, Greece, 1896 - National ...


view larger. All participants in the first modern Olympics received a bronze medal designed by Belgian sculptor Godefroid Devreese (1861–1940). First-place ...

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.
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The Modern Olympic Games - Olympics


Olympic Games. With this purpose, he founded the International Olympic ... “The Olympic Games in Antiquity”], and the first modern Games, in 1896, featured.

The Olympic Movement - Olympics


Apr 16, 2015 ... Coubertin's vision for the Olympic Games may be summarised as ... founder of the modern Olympic Games, Pierre de Coubertin was also the ...

The History Behind the Modern Olympic Games


The modern Olympic Games preserve the basic traditions that originated during ... especially after the Games started to receive media coverage and corporate ...