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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.

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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 .... Burke was the only one who used the "crouch start" (putting his knee on soil), confusing the jury.

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The modern Olympic Games or Olympics (French: Jeux olympiques) are leading international .... The programme of the first modern Olympiad in Athens in 1896 was almost identical to that of the Liverpool Olympics. ... Greek interest in reviving the Olympic Games began with the Greek War of Independence from the Ottoman ...

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On April 6, 1896, the first modern Olympic Games are held in Athens, Greece, with .... Those judges did the rest of the world a favor, however,. ... Clear weather for the first time in three days allows U.S. planes and Navy warships to begin the  ...

www.olympic.org/athens-1896

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

www.penn.museum/sites/olympics/olympicorigins.shtml

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.

www.independent.co.uk/sport/olympics/google-doodle-120th-anniversary-of-first-modern-olympics-games-a6970476.html

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.

www.infoplease.com/first-modern-olympics-athens-1896

The birth of the modern Olympic Games. by John Gettings. Marathon runners train for the first modern Olympic games in 1896. Marathon ... Did you know?

www.britannica.com/event/Athens-1896-Olympic-Games

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.

www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/history-olympic-games

Compare the ancient Olympics to the modern games. ... The earliest reliable date that recorded history gives for the first Olympics is 776 .... The testing of athletes for drug use began for the Olympics in 1968, at the Mexico City Games, but did ...