The modern Olympic Games or Olympics (French: Jeux olympiques) are leading
international ... Baron Pierre de Coubertin founded the International Olympic
Committee (IOC) in 1894. The IOC is the gover...
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
The first celebration of the modern Olympic Games took place in its ancient
birthplace of Athens. The Games attracted athletes from 14 nations, with the
As London gets set to host the XXXth Olympiad, acclaimed sportswriter Frank
Deford connects the modern Games to their unlikely origin—in rural England.
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 ...
The modern Olympic Games are named for athletic contests held in ancient
Greece for almost 12 centuries. They were ...
After 1500 years with no Olympics, the modern Olympic Games were established.
Learn how and why the Games began again.
All participants in the first modern Olympics received a bronze medal ... At the
1904 St. Louis Olympics, gold, silver, and bronze medals were ... National
Museum of American History Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.
"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 ...