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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.
Interesting Olympic Facts - 20th Century History - About.com
The Official Olympic Flag Created by Pierre de Coubertin in 1914, the Olympic flag contains five interconnected rings on a white background. The five rings ...
1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany - 20th Century History
In August 1936, the world came together for the quadrennial Summer Olympics in Berlin, the capital of Nazi Germany. Although several countries had threatened ...
History of the Olympics - 1960 Olympic Games in Rome
It had been Coubertin's wish since 1904 to have the Olympics hosted in Rome: "I desired Rome only because I wanted Olympism, after its return from the ...
History of the Olympics - 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin
Although there was much discussion about boycotting the 1936 Olympic Games because they were being held in Nazi Germany, the Olympics were held as ...
History of the Olympics - 1906 Olympic Games in Athens
However, the plan to implement additional Olympic Games in Greece did not continue after the 1906 Games; thus the 1906 Olympics is considered unofficial.
What Are Olympic Medals Made Of? - Chemistry - About.com
They used to be solid gold, but now Olympic gold medals are made from something else. Here's a look at the metal composition of Olympic medals and how the ...
History of the Olympics - 1900 Olympic Games in Paris
The 1900 Olympics, hosted by his own country, greatly disappointed Pierre de Coubertin. Coubertin and the IOC lost control when the French government took ...
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.