the first modern Olympics occurred in 1896
The first official 'modern Olympics' were held in 1896 in Athens, Greece. The modern Olympics origianted from the 'ancient Olympics' first held in 776 BC till 393 AD in Ancient Olympia in Greece.
Because French is the official language of the Olympics.
In the Ancient Olympics, the first event was a foot race of about 200 meters. In the Modern Olympics, the first events were athletics, cycling, fencing, gymnastics, shooting, swimming, tennis, weightlifting, and wrestling.
The sport of speed skating was first an official sport during the Olympics in 1924.
According to the events schedule on the official London 2012 Olympics website, the first sport to take place at the 2012 Olympics will be women's football, which will begin on July 25.
An exhibition match was played at the 1904 Olympics, but basketball did not become an official part of the games until 1936.AnswerAugust 1936
Beach Volleyball was first introduced in the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain and has been an official Olympic sport since 1996.
I believe it was the 30th official games..