the running, wrestilng, javilen and long jump are in the modern Olympics
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.
modern america started in 1956
Olympic games were held in Olympia [350 kms west of Athens] since 776 BC until 395 AD, every 4 years and were dedicated to Zeus. In modern times  the Olympic games were relaunched and the first event was held in Athens Greece. Athens had the honor to host the Olympic Games for a second time in the year 2004 [August 13 - 29]. The first Modern Day Olympics were also held in Athens in 1896.
The ancient Olympic Games were founded by Heracles (the Roman Hercules), a son of Zeus. However the first Olympic Games for which we have written records for were held in 776 BC, though it is generally believed that the Games had been going on for many years already. The very first modern Olympic Games opened in the first week of April 1896 in Athens, Greece.
The first modern Olympic games where held in Athens, 1896
1896, Athens - the first edition of the modern Olympic games
The first modern Olympic games wer in Athens, Greece.
The first Olympic Games of the modern era was in 1896....
The olympic games were stated up again in 1896, and it was called the 1st modern olympaid.
The idea to start the olympic games was a brainchild of Baron Pierre de Coubertin who was a frenchman!!
There were several attempts to start a tradition of modern Olympic games, starting during the French Revolution. The first modern Olympic games under the governance of an international Olympic committee were held in Athens in 1896.
it started to unite the world in friendly competition in 1922