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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 1896 Summer Olympics officially known as the Games of the I Olympiad, was the first international Olympic Games held in modern history. .... A designated Olympic Village for the athletes did not appear until the 1932 Summer Olympics. ... The city of Marathon itself served as the starting point for both marathon events  ...


The Athens 1896 Summer Olympic Games (April 6-15) marked the birth of the Modern Olympics. Find videos, photos, results, medals, gold medalists & athletes.


On April 6, 1896, the first modern Olympic Games are held in Athens, Greece, with athletes ... Starting in 1992, the summer and winter games, which had traditionally been held in the .... Those judges did the rest of the world a favor, however,.


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 in the 18th and 19th .... Those judges did the rest of the world a favor, however,.


"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 ...


Apr 5, 2016 ... Five things you didn't know about the first modern Olympic Games ... in Shropshire began hosting its own annual local Olympics in 1850.


The ancient Olympic Games began in the year 776 BC, when Koroibos, a cook from the ... The first modern Olympics were held in Athens, Greece, in 1896.


The Athens Games were the first occurrence of the modern Olympic Games. ... Hajós began swimming at age 13 after his father drowned in the Danube River.


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