The modern Olympic Games or Olympics (French: Jeux olympiques) are the
leading ... Baron Pierre de Coubertin founded the International Olympic
Committee (IOC) in 1894. The IOC is the governing body ...
On this day in History, First modern Olympic Games on Apr 06, 1896. Learn more
about what happened today on History.
Learn about how the modern Olympics began and evolved into what the games
... But in 1894 Coubertin founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and
Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympics was an unlikely sports
hero, a French aristocrat who thought physical education could have saved his ...
All participants in the first modern Olympics received a bronze medal ... At the
1904 St. Louis Olympics, gold, silver, and bronze medals were ... National
Museum of American History Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.
As London gets set to host the XXXth Olympiad, acclaimed sportswriter Frank
Deford connects the modern Games to their unlikely origin—in rural England.
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 ...
"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 contests held in ancient
Greece for almost 12 centuries. They were ...
The Modern Olympic Games were founded in 1894, when French educationist
Pierre de Coubertin sought to promote international understanding through ...