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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympic_Games

The modern Olympic Games or Olympics (French: Jeux olympiques) are leading international ..... The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi were the most expensive Olympic Games in history, costing in excess of US$50 billion. According to a report ...

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

On this day in History, First modern Olympic Games on Apr 06, 1896. Learn more about what happened today on History.

teacher.scholastic.com/activities/athens_games/modern.htm

Learn about how the modern Olympics began and evolved into what the games are today. Includes links to other activities, historical photos, and a teacher's ...

stillmed.olympic.org/media/Document%20Library/OlympicOrg/Documents/Document-Set-Teachers-The-Main-Olympic-Topics/The-Modern-Olympic-Games.pdf

THE MODERN OLYMPIC GAMES. INTRODUCTION. 4. HISTORY. It was Pierre de Coubertin of France who dreamt up this ambitious project, although others ...

www.olympics.mu/history-behind-modern-olympic-games.html

The Olympic Games have a long history dating back to Ancient Greece, where it became a huge festive celebration. The modern Olympic Games preserve the ...

amhistory.si.edu/sports/exhibit/olympians/first

view larger. All participants in the first modern Olympics received a bronze medal designed by Belgian sculptor Godefroid Devreese (1861–1940). First-place ...

www.britannica.com/sports/Olympic-Games

Feb 21, 2017 ... The program, however, was not nearly so varied as that of the modern Olympics. There were neither team games nor ball games, and the ...

www.infoplease.com/sports/summer-olympics-through-years/modern-olympic-games

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. ... educational videos from animals and landmarks to language arts and history.

www.nostos.com/olympics

Highlights of the Modern Games. One of the most dramatic feats of the Olympics was the triumph of the ...

www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-little-known-history-of-how-the-modern-olympics-got-their-start-138117709

As London gets set to host the XXXth Olympiad, acclaimed sportswriter Frank Deford connects the modern Games to their unlikely origin—in rural England.