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.
The first modern Olympics took place in 1896 in Athens, and featured 280
participants from 13 nations, competing in 43 events. Since 1994, the Summer
Learn about how the modern Olympics began and evolved into what the games
... But in 1894 Coubertin founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and
Baron Pierre de Coubertin was the founder of the modern Olympic Games.
Inspired by the ancient Olympic Games held in Olympia, Greece, which ended in
Thus, on June 16 1894, the first Olympic Congress was declared open in the ...
and it was also proposed that the first modern Olympic Games would take place ...
After 1500 years with no Olympics, the modern Olympic Games were established.
Learn how and why the Games began again.
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 ...
Drawing inspiration from the ancient Olympic Games, he decided to create the
modern. Olympic Games. With this purpose, he founded the International Olympic
As London gets set to host the XXXth Olympiad, acclaimed sportswriter Frank
Deford connects the modern Games to their unlikely origin—in rural England.