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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.

Pierre de Coubertin - Wikipedia

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Pierre de Frédy, Baron 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.

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

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On this day in History, First modern Olympic Games on Apr 06, 1896. ... With the Renaissance, Europe began a long fascination with ancient Greek culture, and ...

Who Founded the Modern Olympics - Midas Word

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Essay will examine the recent reappraisal into who founded the Modern Olympics and analyse sources of information pertaining to the nineteenth century .

Pierre de Coubertin, Founder of the Modern Olympics

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Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympics, was a most unlikely sports hero. A French aristocrat, he became fixated on physical education in the ...

Founder of the Modern Olympics-Coubertin - eBeijing.gov.cn

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Founder of the Modern Olympics-Coubertin. “Oh, sports Entertainment of gods/ Power of life/You come down promptly/Into the opening of the gray woods/The ...

Pierre, baron de Coubertin | French educator | Britannica.com

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Jan 19, 2006 ... Pierre, baron de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympics and president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), lost control of his ...

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

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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 ...

The Little-Known History of How the Modern Olympics Got Their Start

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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 First Modern Olympics: Athens, 1896 - Infoplease

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"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 ...