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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/Olympic_Games

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.

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The Olympic Games were a series of athletic competitions among representatives of city-states and one of the Panhellenic Games of Ancient Greece. They were held in honor of Zeus, and the Greeks gave them a mythological origin. The first Olympics is traditionally dated to 776 BC. ..... "Horse with rider"; ^ "Olympic Games We No Longer Play".

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.

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The 1896 Summer Olympics officially known as the Games of the I Olympiad, was the first ..... In the first round, Boland defeated Friedrich Traun, a promising tennis player from Hamburg, who had been eliminated in the 100-meter sprint ...

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.

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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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.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-modern-olympic-games

On this day in History, First modern Olympic Games on Apr 06, 1896. ... negotiations concerning the role to be played by the newly reunified Germany in Europe.

www.perseus.tufts.edu/Olympics/sports.html

The ancient Olympics were rather different from the modern Games. There were fewer events, and only free men who spoke Greek could compete, instead of ...