The first modern Olympic games wer in Athens, Greece.
The first city to hold the modern Olympic Games was Athens, Greece in 1896.
St. Louis, Missouri in 1904, the third modern Olympic Games.
The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens in 1896. Cities now make an application to the Olympic Committee and they decide to which city the games are awarded.
Athens held the first olympic games
The first sports event called the Olympic games in the modern era was held in Much Wenlock (a village in England) in 1850. The first Olympiad organised by the IOC was held in Athens in 1896.
Seoul was the first city to host the Summer Olympic Games. In 1806.
The first of the original Olympics was held in Olympia, Greece. The first of the modern Olympic Games was held in Athens.
It was first held at Sydney in Australia.
* The ancient Olympic Games were always held in Olympia, Greece. * The modern Olympic Games were first held in Athens in 1896, and were held there again in 1906, as the first of a second series of Olympic Games, the intercalated games, to be held in Anthens every four years in between the games being organised by cities around the globe. Though Athens 1906 had a big influence on the Olympic movement, the series didn't continue, making 1906 a bit of an exception, usually ignored in lists about the Olympic Games. * Paris was the first city to host the Olympic Games twice, hosting them in 1900 and again in 1924. (Ignoring the intercalated games.) * Counting the intercalated games, Athens was the first city to host the modern games trice: 1896, 1906, 2004.
Evangelos Zappas, a wealthy Greek philanthropist, sponsored the first modern revival of the Olympic Games.The first modern international Olympic Games was held in an Athens city square in 1859. Zappas paid for the refurbishment of the ancient Panathenian Stadium. This first modern international Olympic Games to be hosted in a stadium was hosted there in 1870, followed by a second 1875. The same stadium was refurbished a second time and used for the Athens 1896 Games. The revival of the Olympic Games, sponsored by Zappas was a dedicated Olympic Games composed of athletes from two countries: Greece and the Ottoman Empire.
In ancient Greece Olympia was the venue for the games which took their name after this city: The Olympic games. They were not in Athens. The modern Olympic Games are different.
Olympic games were initially started in in the city of Athens in 1896
St. Louis was home of the first olympic games on US soil. It was in the summer of 1904.
They were held in 1924 in the city on Chamonix France The first Winter Olympic games were held in 1924 in Chamonix, France.
It is based on the ancient Athens games A bloke called William Penny Brookes introduced the Modern Olympic games and it stuck eg. London 2012... The first games took place in a small town called Much Wenlock(were I live!)