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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympic_Games

The Ancient Olympic Games were religious and athletic ... who first called the Games "Olympic" and established the custom of ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_de_Coubertin

Pierre de Coubertin was a French educator and historian, and founder of the International Olympic Committee. He is considered the father of the modern Olympic Games. ..... Coubertin created the modern pentathlon for the 1912 Olympics, and subsequently stepped down from his IOC presidency after the 1924 Olympics in ...

www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-modern-olympic-games

On this day in History, First modern Olympic Games on Apr 06, 1896. ... The pentathlon, introduced in 708 B.C., consisted of a foot race, the long jump, discus  ...

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.olympic.org/athens-1896

The Athens 1896 Summer Olympic Games (April 6-15) marked the birth of the Modern Olympics. Find videos, photos, results, medals, gold medalists & athletes.

www.olympics.mu/history-behind-modern-olympic-games.html

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

www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-little-known-history-of-how-the-modern-olympics-got-their-start-138117709

The fact is that the modern Olympics owe their birth and their model and, ... sport, but he began to conjure up the greater dream of reinstituting the ancient Greek ...

www.independent.co.uk/sport/olympics/google-doodle-120th-anniversary-of-first-modern-olympics-games-a6970476.html

Apr 5, 2016 ... Today marks the 120th anniversary of the modern incarnation of the ... participating in the Games so he founded the International Olympic ...

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

The ancient Olympic Games began in the year 776 BC, when Koroibos, a cook from the nearby city of Elis, won the stadion race, a foot race 600 feet long.