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The word "modern" distinguishes the games since 1896 from the ancient Greek Olympic games from 776 BC.

There are two Olympics games, summer and winter, referring to the season of year the games are held in and the sports contested therein.

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In what year were the first Modern Summer Olympic Games?

The first Modern Summer Olympic Games took place in 1896, in Athens, Greece.


What number is this 2008 Summer Olympics?

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.


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The Summer Modern Olympic Games occur every four years since 1896. The Winter Modern Olympic Games also occur every four years since 1924. So, since there were Summer Olympic Games in 2008, there will be Winter Olympic Games in 2010, and more Summer Olympic Games in 2012.


Is the summer Olympic games and the Olympic games the same?

Yes. The Olympic Games include the Summer and Winter Olympic Games. Summer Olympic Games is said to separate it from the Winter Olympic Games.


What year did the modern summer Olympics start?

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The modern Olympic Games was initiated by Pierre de Coubertin, who was from France. In 1894, he set up the IOC or International Olympic Committee in Paris. The first summer Olympic games was held in 1896 while the winter Olympic games was held in 1924.


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The "International Olympic Committee" (IOC) organizes the modern Olympic Games and the Youth Olympic Games, held in Summer and Winter, every four years.


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Which sporting event is held every leap year?

What major sporting event takes place in every leap year


What was the date of the first Summer Olympic games?

The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens between April 6 and April 15, 1896.


When and where was the first rebirth of the ancient Olympic?

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When was Summer Olympic Games created?

Summer Olympic Games was created in 1896.


What year did the first summer Olympics take place?

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Where was the first olympict torch first lit?

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When was the very first summer Olympic games held?

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When was the fifth summer Olympic games?

The fifth summer olympic games were in berlin 1916.


How often are the summer Olympic games held?

The summer Olympic Games, like the winter Olympic Games, are held every four years.


Which 5 countries have competed in all modern summer olympic games?

Five countries - Australia, France, Great Britain, Greece and Switzerland - have sent teams to every single Summer Olympic Games. Fadi Amro


When did the olympic games start again?

The olympic games were stated up again in 1896, and it was called the 1st modern olympaid.


Has Jamacia held the summer Olympic games?

Jamaica has never held the Summer Olympic games.


Where will the 2024 Summer Olympic Games be held?

The 2024 Summer Olympic Games host city will be announced in the summer of 2015.


What Olympic Games has Australia participated in?

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When did the acient games end and the modern games begin?

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