Bronze, silver, or gold medals are awarded by the Olympic committee, but various countries offer 'bounties' for medals in various categories. $25,000.00 per gold medal is offered by the US, for example. Getting one's image posted upon untold numbers of boxes of "Wheaties" is, of course, another incentive.
The 1900 Olympics were the first modern Olympic Games to be open to women.
The Ancient Greeks held the games at Olympus, Greece, thus giving the name 'The Olympic Games'. In 1894, Pierre de Coubertin wanted to continue the Olympics, and named these modern Olympics the 'Modern Olympic Games'.
Which sport was included in the first modern olympic games held in 1866
The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece, in 1896.
The modern Summer Olympic Games was started in 1896. There have been 28 Summer Olympic Games held. The modern Winter Olympic Games were started in 1924. There have been 20 Winter Olympic Games held.
The first modern Olympic games were held in Athens in 1986 but the the first ancient olympic games were held in Olympia 776BC
this year it is the 30th olympic games of the modern era.
Olympic GamesThe olympic games is a event where all countries of their best players compete and win.
The first Olympic Games of the modern era took place in 1896. They were held in Athens, Greece where they were held in ancient times.