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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.

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The modern Olympic Games or Olympics (French: Jeux olympiques) are leading international ..... The Winter Olympics was created to feature snow and ice sports that were logistically impossible to hold during the Summer Games.

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

On this day in History, First modern Olympic Games on Apr 06, 1896. ... Stadium, which was originally built in 330 B.C. and restored for the 1896 Games.

teacher.scholastic.com/activities/athens_games/modern.htm

The Modern Olympic Games From Grolier Online's New Book of Knowledge. The revival of the Olympic Games began with Baron Pierre de Coubertin ...

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What makes the Olympic Games different from other sports events? ... The modern Games are secular, unlike the ancient Games which were dedicated.

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 ... For the Games that did commence during these turbulent times, a heavy sense of ...

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

A history of the Olympic Games from Ancient to Modern. ... The festival and the games were held in Olympia (see 'Did you know' in the glossary), a rural ...

amhistory.si.edu/sports/exhibit/olympians/first

All participants in the first modern Olympics received a bronze medal ... He sought to capture that spirit in the modern Olympics and made the Games an ...

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

As the Games return to London, it's worth remembering that they may not exist at all ... the Shropshire sod “really was the founder of the modern Olympic Games.” ... in England, that the embryonic modern Olympics first made their appearance.