German Archaeologists discovered the old stadium which gave Pierre De Coubertin an idea for the Modern Olympics or as we know them today
Athens Greece is where the world held there first olympics in 1896. They also held the olympics for the second time in the year 2004.
The Olympics started in 776bc and the Greeks at the time did this so they could please the gods especialy Zeus.
The UK (which includes England) has hosted the Olympics in 1908, 1948 and 2012.
Athens has hosted Olympics 2 times.... first time in year 1896 .. and second time in 2004
On the 28th of August 2008, at precisely 08:08:08 the opening ceremony for the Beijing Olympics started.
It started on the 8th day of August in 2008 and the 20th hour.
Australia has hosted the Summer Olympics twice. The first time the Summer Olympics were in Australia was in 1956 in Melbourne, capital of Victoria. The second time was in 2000 in Sydney, capital of New South Wales.
The first Olympics held during the modern era occurred in 1896. It was also the first time that the IOC would control and organize the events.
Russia started the second world war, this was the time when Hitler invaded Poland. Hope this helped (:
Nagano, Japan hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics from February 7th to February 22nd.It was the second time the Winter Olympics were hosted in Japan (Sapporo hosted the 1972 Winter Olympics).
The 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver will be the second time Canada has hosted the Winter Olympics. They also hosted the 1988 Winter Games in Calgary.
The Republic of Macedonia, playing under the name FYR Macedonia because of an idiotic objection by Greece, first participated in the Summer Olympics in 1996, and first participated in Winter Olympics in 1998. To date (January 2009), the country has won one bronze medal.