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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.

Olympic Games - Wikipedia

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The modern Olympic Games or Olympics (French: Jeux olympiques) are leading international .... Greek interest in reviving the Olympic Games began with the Greek War of Independence from the Ottoman E...

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

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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

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The Modern Olympic Games From Grolier Online's New Book of Knowledge. The revival of the Olympic Games began with Baron Pierre de Coubertin ...

The Modern olyMpic GaMes - Olympics

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

Pierre de Coubertin, Founder of the Modern Olympics

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

The History Behind the Modern Olympic Games

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

Historical Background to the Olympic Games

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Ancient Greece was the birthplace of the Ancient Olympic Games. ... Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic Games, said “The most ...

The First Modern Olympics: Athens, 1896 - Infoplease

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"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 Little-Known History of How the Modern Olympics Got Their Start

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