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...
THE MODERN OLYMPIC GAMES. INTRODUCTION. 4. HISTORY. It was Pierre
de Coubertin of France who dreamt up this ambitious project, although others ...
On this day in History, First modern Olympics is held on Apr 06, 1896. ... On April
6, 1896, the first modern Olympic Games are held in Athens, Greece, with ...
motto of the Olympic Games ... All participants in the first modern Olympics
received a bronze medal designed by Belgian sculptor Godefroid ... National
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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 ...
After 1500 years with no Olympics, the modern Olympic Games were established.
Learn how and why the Games began again.
"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 original Olympic Games were celebrated as a religious festival from 776 B.C.
... The idea was enthusiastically received and the Modern Olympics were born.
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 ...