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Yes. In gymnastics, the athlete must be 16 to compete in the Olympics..or turning 16 in that year. Before 1996, however, the minimum age was 15. The reason for this is because the IOC don't want (mostly) young girls to get injured at such a young age and injured during the aging process of younng teens.

They can be in the youth olympic games

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When was the Olympics born?

Hitler started the Olympics in 1936. Hitler merely declared the Games open in 1936, he had nothing to do with starting the Olympic Movement. The most widely held estimate for the inception of the Ancient Olympics is 776 BC. The Olympic Games, were first revived with a modern international Olympic Games held in 1859 in Athens, Greece. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) was founded in 1894 on the initiative of a French nobleman, Pierre Frédy, Baron de Coubertin. His vision was to bring together amateur athletes from around the world to compete in a variety of events. The First Olympic Games to be held under the IOC was Athens in 1896.

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