The modern Olympic Games or Olympics (French: Jeux olympiques) are the
leading ..... The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi were the most expensive Olympic
Games in history, costing in excess of US$50 bi...
On this day in History, First modern Olympic Games on Apr 06, 1896. Learn more
about what happened today on History.
The first celebration of the modern Olympic Games took place in its ancient ...
Due to its historical significance, the Greek hosts wanted to win the marathon ...
motto of the Olympic Games ... All participants in the first modern Olympics
received a bronze medal designed by Belgian sculptor Godefroid ... National
Museum of American History Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.
After 1500 years with no Olympics, the modern Olympic Games were established.
Learn how and why the Games began again.
Oct 31, 2009 ... I - Athens April 6-15, 1896. 14 nations took part in the rebirth of the ancient
games with Greece, Germany, France and Britain sending the ...
As London gets set to host the XXXth Olympiad, acclaimed sportswriter Frank
Deford connects the modern Games to their unlikely origin—in rural England.
Highlights of the Modern Games. One of the most dramatic feats of the Olympics
was the triumph of the ...
The Modern Olympic Games were founded in 1894, when French educationist
Pierre de Coubertin sought to promote international understanding through ...
"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 ...