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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.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Olympic_Games

The Olympic Games were a series of athletic competitions among representatives of city-states and one of the Panhellenic Games of ...

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The 1896 Summer Olympics officially known as the Games of the I Olympiad, was the first ..... The King then formally announced that the first Olympiad was at an end, and left the Stadium, while the band played the Greek national hymn and the ...

www.olympic.org/ancient-olympic-games/the-sports-events

The ancient Olympic Games included running, long jump, shot put, javelin, boxing, pankration and equestrian events. Wrestling was added in 708 BC.

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The modern Olympic Games or Olympics (French: Jeux olympiques) are leading international .... Zappas sponsored the first Olympic Games in 1859, which was held in an Athens city square. ... Since the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, the host city for the Olympics has also played host to the Paralympics.

www.olympic.org/ancient-olympic-games

The first Olympic Games took place in 776 BC in Olympia. Read the history of the Olympics, including rituals and origins of the ancient Greek Olympics.

www.olympic.org/athens-1896

The first celebration of the modern Olympic Games took place in its ancient birthplace of Athens. The Games attracted athletes from 14 nations, with the largest ...

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The 1904 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the III Olympiad, was an ... It was the first time that the Olympic Games were held in a Germanic .... When the officials thought he had won the race, Lorz played along with his ...

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Find out more about the history of The Olympic Games, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on ...

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

According to some literary traditions, this was the only athletic event of the games for the first 13 Olympic festivals or until 724 BC. From 776 BC, the Games were ...