The modern Olympic Games or Olympics (French: Jeux olympiques) are the
leading ... Baron Pierre de Coubertin founded the International Olympic
Committee (IOC) in 1894. The IOC is the governing body ...
On this day in History, First modern Olympic Games on Apr 06, 1896. Learn more
about what happened today on History.
Learn about how the modern Olympics began and evolved into what the games
... But in 1894 Coubertin founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and
Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympics was an unlikely sports
hero, a French aristocrat who thought physical education could have saved his ...
"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 ...
After 1500 years with no Olympics, the modern Olympic Games were established.
Learn how and why the Games began again.
The Modern Olympic Games were founded in 1894, when French educationist
Pierre de Coubertin sought to promote international understanding through ...
The modern Olympic Games are named for athletic contests held in ancient
Greece for almost 12 centuries. They were ...
eBeijing: a feature on the 2008 Olympic Torch Relay.
Jan 31, 2006 ... Dr William Penny Brookes devoted his life to improving life for people in his home
town of Much Wenlock. But it was his idea to revive the ...