Olympic Games

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The modern Olympic Games or Olympics (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.wikipedia
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Multi-sport event

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The modern Olympic Games or Olympics (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 first major, modern, multi-sport event of international significance is the modern Olympic Games.

Ancient Olympic Games

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Their creation was inspired by the ancient Olympic Games, which were 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 Olympic Games (, Olympia, "the Olympics"; also Ὀλυμπιάς, Olympias, "the Olympiad") were a series of athletic competitions among representatives of city-states and one of the Panhellenic Games of ancient Greece.

Pierre de Coubertin

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Their creation was inspired by the ancient Olympic Games, which were 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.
He is considered the father of the modern Olympic Games.

Olympiad

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The Olympic Games are held every four years, with the Summer and Winter Games alternating by occurring every four years but two years apart.
A modern Olympiad refers to a four-year period beginning on the opening of the Olympic Games for the summer sports.

World Games

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Some of these adjustments include the creation of the Winter Olympic Games for snow and ice sports, the Paralympic Games for athletes with a disability, the Youth Olympic Games for athletes aged 14 to 18, the five Continental games (Pan American, African, Asian, European, and Pacific), and the World Games for sports that are not contested in the Olympic Games.
The World Games, first held in 1981, are an international multi-sport event, meant for sports, or disciplines or events within a sport, that are not contested in the Olympic Games.

Youth Olympic Games

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Some of these adjustments include the creation of the Winter Olympic Games for snow and ice sports, the Paralympic Games for athletes with a disability, the Youth Olympic Games for athletes aged 14 to 18, the five Continental games (Pan American, African, Asian, European, and Pacific), and the World Games for sports that are not contested in the Olympic Games.
The games are held every four years in staggered summer and winter events consistent with the current Olympic Games format, though in reverse order with Winter Games held in leap years instead of Summer Games.

National Olympic Committee

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The Olympic Movement consists of international sports federations (IFs), National Olympic Committees (NOCs), and organising committees for each specific Olympic Games.
Subject to the controls of the International Olympic Committee, NOCs are responsible for organizing their people's participation in the Olympic Games.

Special Olympics

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The Deaflympics and Special Olympics are also endorsed by the IOC.
The most recent World Summer Games were held in Los Angeles, California (The largest event in LA since the 1984 Olympic Games), from July 25, 2015 to August 2, 2015.

Olympic Charter

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The IOC is the governing body of the Olympic Movement, with the Olympic Charter defining its structure and authority.
The Olympic Charter is a set of rules and guidelines for the organisation of the Olympic Games, and for governing the Olympic movement.

Olympic medal

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The first, second, and third-place finishers in each event receive Olympic medals: gold, silver, and bronze, respectively.
An Olympic medal is awarded to successful competitors at one of the Olympic Games.

List of Olympic Games scandals and controversies

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This growth has created numerous challenges and controversies, including boycotts, doping, bribery, and a terrorist attack in 1972.
The Olympic Games is a major international multi-sport event.

Olympic flame

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There are several Olympic rituals and symbols, such as the Olympic flag and torch, as well as the opening and closing ceremonies.
Several months before the Olympic Games, the Olympic flame is lit at Olympia, Greece.

Doping at the Olympic Games

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This growth has created numerous challenges and controversies, including boycotts, doping, bribery, and a terrorist attack in 1972.
This article is about the history of competitors at the Olympic Games using banned athletic performance-enhancing drugs.

Olympic Games ceremony

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There are several Olympic rituals and symbols, such as the Olympic flag and torch, as well as the opening and closing ceremonies.
Some of the elements of the modern ceremonies harken back to the Ancient Games from which the Modern Olympics draw their ancestry.

List of Olympic Games boycotts

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This growth has created numerous challenges and controversies, including boycotts, doping, bribery, and a terrorist attack in 1972.
The Olympic Games is a major international multi-sport event.

Paralympic Games

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Some of these adjustments include the creation of the Winter Olympic Games for snow and ice sports, the Paralympic Games for athletes with a disability, the Youth Olympic Games for athletes aged 14 to 18, the five Continental games (Pan American, African, Asian, European, and Pacific), and the World Games for sports that are not contested in the Olympic Games.
There are Winter and Summer Paralympic Games, which since the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul, South Korea, are held almost immediately following the respective Olympic Games.

Olympic Stadium

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The myth continues that after Heracles completed his twelve labours, he built the Olympic Stadium as an honour to Zeus.
Olympic Stadium is the name usually given to the main stadium of an Olympic Games.

Discus throw

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The most widely accepted inception date for the Ancient Olympics is 776 BC; this is based on inscriptions, found at Olympia, listing the winners of a footrace held every four years starting in 776 BC. The Ancient Games featured running events, a pentathlon (consisting of a jumping event, discus and javelin throws, a foot race, and wrestling), boxing, wrestling, pankration, and equestrian events.
The sport of throwing the discus traces back to it being an event in the original Olympic Games of Ancient Greece.

Amateur sports

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The abuse of amateur rules by the Eastern Bloc nations prompted the IOC to shift away from pure amateurism, as envisioned by Coubertin, to allowing participation of professional athletes.
By the early 21st century the Olympic Games and all the major team sports accepted professional competitors.

Olympic sports

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The IOC also determines the Olympic programme, consisting of the sports to be contested at the Games.
The Olympic Charter decrees that Olympic sports for each edition of the Olympic Games should be decided at an IOC Session no later than seven years prior to the Games.

Wenlock Olympian Games

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In 1859, Brookes changed the name to the Wenlock Olympian Games.
The Wenlock Olympian Games, dating from 1850, are a forerunner of the modern Olympic Games.

Evangelos Zappas

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Evangelos Zappas, a wealthy Greek-Romanian philanthropist, first wrote to King Otto of Greece, in 1856, offering to fund a permanent revival of the Olympic Games.
He is recognized today as a founder of the modern Olympic Games, who sponsored the Olympic Games of 1859, 1870, 1875, and 1888 and preceded the Olympic Games that came under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee.

William Penny Brookes

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In 1850 an Olympian Class was started by William Penny Brookes at Much Wenlock, in Shropshire, England.
William Penny Brookes (13 August 1809 – 11 December 1895) was an English surgeon, magistrate, botanist, and educationalist especially known for inspiring the modern Olympic Games, the Wenlock Olympian Games and for his promotion of physical education and personal betterment.

Much Wenlock

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In 1850 an Olympian Class was started by William Penny Brookes at Much Wenlock, in Shropshire, England.
Dr Brookes is credited as a founding father of the modern Olympic Games, and one of the Olympic mascots for London 2012 was named Wenlock after the town.

Zappas Olympics

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Zappas sponsored the first Olympic Games in 1859, which was held in an Athens city square.
These games were one of the first revivals of the ancient Olympic Games in the modern era.