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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.

Olympic Games - Wikipedia


The modern Olympic Games or Olympics (French: Jeux olympiques) are leading international ...... sometimes miss an Olympics due to a lack of qualified athletes, some choose to boycott a celebration o...

First modern Olympic Games - Apr 06, 1896 - HISTORY.com


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

What is the purpose of the modern Olympic Games? | Reference.com


The purpose of the modern Olympic Games is to promote peace and unity within the international community through the medium of sports. The founder, Pierre ...

The Modern olyMpic GaMes - Olympics

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“The Olympic Games in Antiquity”], and the first modern Games, in 1896, featured ..... imposed by individual IFs for health reasons. In some sports, such as ...

Modern Olympic Games | Go for the Gold Student Activity - Scholastic


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 ...

Why are the Olympics important? – Engineering Sport


Jun 26, 2012 ... The first modern Olympics were much changed from their original ... are likely to be affected by the location of the games (for travel reasons), ...

The History Behind the Modern Olympic Games


The modern Olympic Games preserve the basic traditions that originated during the Ancient Games, such as the opening, closing, and victors ceremonies.



"The idea of the revival of Olympic Games was not a passing fancy: it was the ... How then should the athletes not seek to meet, since rivalry is the basis of athletics, and in reality the very reason of its existence?" ... Modern Olympic Games:

All the reasons we still need the Olympics: Uhhh, can't think of any ...


Jan 21, 2014 ... This was supposed to be one of the reasons for holding the modern Olympics in the first place, at least as its founder Pierre de Coubertin ...