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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.
History of the First Olympic Games Video
The first Olympic games were held in Olympia thousands of years ago, in honor of Greek god Zeus. Watch this About.com video to learn more about the history ...
Olympic Figure Skating History - History of Olympic Ice Skating
From its appearance in the first modern Olympic Games in 1908, to the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and beyond, figure skating has gone through amazing ...
Individual Sporting Events or Games of the Ancient Olympics
The races and other events (games) in the ancient Olympics were not fixed at the time of the first Olympics, but gradually evolved. Here you'll find a description of ...
Interesting Olympic Facts - 20th Century History - About.com
The Olympic oath was first taken during the 1920 Olympic Games by Belgian fencer Victor Boin. The Olympic Oath states, "In the name of all competitors, ...
Ancient Olympic Games 101 - Ancient/Classical History - About.com
When Was the First Set of Olympic Games? Like so much of ancient history, the origins of the Olympic Games are shrouded in myth and legend (see: Games, ...
Track & Field Olympic Games History
A brief history of Track & Field events at the ancient and modern Olympic Games. ... The opening ceremony of the first modern Olympics, in Athens in 1896.
Illustrated History of Olympic Swimming - About.com
1904 - The St. Louis Olympics had 9 swimming events for men. This was the first and only time that the Olympic swimmers raced in yards. This was also the first ...
History of the Olympics - 1960 Olympic Games in Rome
The 1960 Olympic Games were the first Olympics to be fully covered by television . Abebe Bikila of Ethiopia surprisingly won the gold medal in the marathon ...
Ancient Olympic Games Origins and History
Conventionally, the ancient Olympic games began in 776 B.C., based on records of stade-length races. The victor of this first Olympic game was Koroibos of Elis, ...
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