The 1896 Summer Olympics officially known as the Games of the I Olympiad, was
a multi-sport event held in Athens, Greece, from 6 to 15 April 1896. It was the first
international Olympic Games held i...
On this day in History, First modern Olympic Games on Apr 06, 1896. ... bought a
car from Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft, an engine and auto company founded.
With this purpose, he founded the International Olympic. Committee (IOC) in ...
The modern Games are secular, unlike the ancient Games which were dedicated
The successful campaign to revive the Olympics was started in France by Baron
Pierre de Coubertin late in the 19th century. The first of the modern Summer ...
"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 ...
According to legend, the ancient Olympic Games were founded by Heracles (the
Roman Hercules), a son of Zeus. Yet the first Olympic Games for which we still ...
view larger. All participants in the first modern Olympics received a bronze medal
designed by Belgian sculptor Godefroid Devreese (1861–1940). First-place ...
Jan 15, 2012 ... The Olympic Games have an extensive history, but the modern epoch of this
worldwide sporting event is marked as having been initiated in ...
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See also: Sites of the Modern Olympic Games Sites of the Modern Olympic
Games Summer Games ... A separate cycle of winter games was initiated in 1924
Shortly thereafter, the Racing Club de France was founded, with Coubertin as ....
Baron Pierre de Coubertin, le rénovateur of the modern Olympic Games, died ...