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History of the Olympics - List of the Olympic Games
A year-by-year overview of all the 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.
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 ...
Track & Field Olympic Games History - Track and Field - About.com
A brief history of Track & Field events at the ancient and modern Olympic Games.
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.
Interesting Olympic Facts - 20th Century History - About.com
In 1921, Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympic Games, borrowed a Latin phrase from his friend, Father Henri Didon, for the Olympic motto: Citius, ...
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 ...
History of the Olympics - 1908 London Olympic Games
The 1908 Olympic Games were relocated from Rome to London. The 1906 Olympics marked a number of firsts: the first opening ceremony, first time diving ...
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 - 1960 Olympic Games in Rome
The 1960 Olympic Games were held in Rome and featured the star athletes Abebe Bikila (who ran and won the marathon while barefoot) and Cassius Clay ...