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1896 Athens Olympics
1896 Athens Olympics
Crowds of 60,000 filled the Olympic stadium to see the first champions of the modern Games crowned and, although the Americans dominated, the Greeks had their own hero....
Olympics 1900 to 1920
Olympics 1900 to 1920
The Olympic Games survived poor attendances in Paris, race issues in Saint Louis, controversy in London and World War I to emerge intact in Antwerp in 1920....
Olympics 1924 to 1940
Olympics 1924 to 1940
The Olympic village and Olympic flame were introduced and the Games survived the Great Depression and - helped by Jesse Owens - invalidated Adolf Hitler's illusions of…...
Olympics 1948 to 1960
Olympics 1948 to 1960
London revived the Olympic Games after World War II and, despite political boycotts in Melbourne in 1956, a record number of nations competed in Rome in 1960....
Olympics 1964 to 1980
Olympics 1964 to 1980
The first Asian Games were followed by a plethora of records at altitude in Mexico, but tragedy struck in Munich and boycotts tarnished the 1976 and 1980 Games....
Olympics 1984 to 2000
Olympics 1984 to 2000
Following boycotts in Los Angeles, drugs scandals in Seoul, the introduction of professionals in Barcelona and poor organisation in Atlanta, the Games got back on…...
Olympics: 2004 to 2012
Olympics: 2004 to 2012
The Olympics went full circle by returning to Athens, but Beijing 2008 will be a first for China and London has begun preparations for its first Games since 1948....
The Ancient Games
The Ancient Games
The ancient Games in Olympia were a celebration of athletics under the eyes of the Greek Gods, but professionalism, cheating, violence and death brought about their…...
The Modern Olympic Games
The Modern Olympic Games
The modern Olympic Games were born in France in 1894, but by then the idea to revive the ancient Games had been contemplated for over 100 years....
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