Olympic Games

Olympic Games, Major international sport event.

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The modern Olympic Games or Olympics (French: Jeux olympiques) are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games are considered the world's foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating. The Olympic Games are normally held every four years, alternating between the Summer and Winter Olympics every two years in the four-year period. Their creation was inspired by the ancient Olympic Games (Ancient Greek: Ὀλυμπιακοί Ἀγῶνες), held in Olympia, Greece from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. Baron Pierre de Coubertin founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894, leading to the first modern Games in Athens in 1896. The IOC is the governing body of the Olympic Movement, with the Olympic Charter defining its structure and authority.

List of Olympic Games host cities
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List of Olympic Games host cities ... host cities of the Olympic Games, both summer and winter, since the modern Olympics began in 1896. Since then, summer and winter games have usually celebrated...

Summer Olympic Games
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Summer Olympic Games ... The Summer Olympic Games (French: Jeux olympiques d'été) also known as the Games of the Olympiad, are a major international multi-sport event normally...

2020 Summer Olympics
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2020 Summer Olympics ... The 2020 Summer Olympics (Japanese: 2020年夏季オリンピック, Hepburn: Nisen Nijū-nen Kaki Orinpikku), officially the Games of the XXXII Olympiad (第32回オリンピック競技大会...

Winter Olympic Games
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Winter Olympic Games ... Winter Olympic Games, the 1924 Winter Olympics, were held in Chamonix, France. The modern Olympic Games were inspired by the ancient Olympic Games, which...

2012 Summer Olympics
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2012 Summer Olympics ... The 2012 Summer Olympics (officially known as the Games of the XXX Olympiad and commonly known as London 2012) was an international multi-sport event...

2022 Winter Olympics
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2022 Winter Olympics ... The 2022 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXIV Olympic Winter Games (Chinese: 第二十四届冬季奥林匹克运动会; pinyin: Dì Èrshísì Jiè Dōngjì Àolínpǐkè Yùndònghuì)...

2016 Summer Olympics
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2016 Summer Olympics ... The 2016 Summer Olympics (Portuguese: Jogos Olímpicos de Verão de 2016), officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad (Portuguese: Jogos da XXXI...

International Olympic Committee
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International Olympic Committee ... Summer and Winter Olympic Games. The IOC is the governing body of the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and of the worldwide "Olympic Movement", the IOC's...

1996 Summer Olympics
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1996 Summer Olympics ... Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad, commonly known as Atlanta 1996, and also referred to as the Centennial Olympic Games, was...

Ancient Olympic Games
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Ancient Olympic Games ... The ancient Olympic Games (Ὀλυμπιακοὶ ἀγῶνες, "Olympiaki agones") were a series of athletic competitions among representatives of city-states and one...

2008 Summer Olympics
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Youth Olympic Games
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Paralympic Games
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2004 Summer Olympics
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2010 Winter Olympics
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2014 Winter Olympics
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1936 Summer Olympics
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2032 Summer Olympics
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Olympic sports
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