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History of the Olympics - List of the Olympic Games
A year-by-year overview of all the modern Olympic Games.
Ancient Olympic Games 101 - Ancient/Classical History - About.com
Learn more about the Olympic games with this profile (1) showing that the games were religious events honoring Zeus at Olympia, which, over time, became ...
1952 Olympic Games - Helsinki, Finland - 20th Century History
Since the Soviet Union joined in their first Olympics since 1912, the 1952 Olympic Games were largely a reflection of the Cold War.
Track & Field Olympic Games History - About.com
A brief history of Track & Field events at the ancient and modern Olympic Games.
History of the Olympics - 1896 Olympic Games in Athens
The first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896 in Athens, Greece. Learn more about the first Olympic athletes and the events they competed in.
1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany - 20th Century History
In 1936, Nazi Germany hosted both the Winter and Summer Olympic Games. Despite Nazi Germany's obvious antisemitism, no country successfully boycotted ...
Interesting Olympic Facts - 20th Century History - About.com
The Olympic Motto In 1921, Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympic Games, borrowed a Latin phrase from his friend, Father Henri Didon, for the ...
History of the Olympics - 1940 Olympic Games - 20th Century History
The 1940 Olympic Games were originally scheduled to be held in Tokyo, Japan, but several countries planned to boycott the Games there because Japan was ...
History of the Olympics - 1906 Olympic Games in Athens
The 1906 Olympic Games were an attempt to regain enthusiasm for the Olympic Games. However, the plan to implement additional Olympic Games in Greece ...
History of the Olympics - 1948 Olympic Games in London
Though World War II was over, Europe was still ravaged from the war. When it was announced that the Olympic Games would be resumed, many debated ...