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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.

www.history.com/topics/olympic-games

Find out more about the history of The Olympic Games, including videos, interesting ... The first modern Olympics took place in 1896 in Athens, and featured 280 ...

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.olympic.org/athens-1896

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 ...

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 ...

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.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.

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

A history of the Olympic Games from Ancient to Modern.