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Ancient Olympics - First Olympic Games History from Olympia 
 
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The first Olympic Games took place in 776 BC in Olympia Read the history of the Olympics including rituals and origins of the ancient Greek Olympics.    
 
 
The Olympic Games - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com 
 
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Find out more about the history of The Olympic Games, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on ...    
 
 
History of the Olympics - Creating the Modern Games 
 
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After 1500 years with no Olympics, the modern Olympic Games were established. Learn how and why the Games began again.  
 
 
 
Origin and History of the Olympic Games | Go for the Gold Student ... 
 
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Read about history of the Olympics, which began in Ancient Greece. Includes links to other activities, historical photos, and a teacher's guide to help students ...    
 
 
Olympic Games - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 
 
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The 1984 Summer Olympics became a watershed moment in Olympic history. The Los Angeles-based organizing committee, led by Peter Ueberroth, was able to generate a surplus of US$225 million, which was an unprecedented amount at that time.    
 
 
Olympic Games, brief History of the Olympics 
 
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A brief history of the Olympics. According to the Greek history, the first Olympic Games in the Greek Antiquity can be traced back to the 776 BC.  
 
 
 
Brief History of the Olympic Games - Nostos 
 
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Brief History of the Olympic Games. Ancient Olympic Games: Chronology of athletic events added to the Olympic Games: Myths and the Olympic Games: Pelops ...    
 
 
Origin and History of the Olympic Games | Go for the Gold ... 
 
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Read about history of the Olympics, which began in Ancient Greece. Includes links to other activities, historical photos, and a teacher's guide to help students discover this important event.  
 
 
 
Olympics Timeline: Ancient Greece - 1940s - Infoplease 
 
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A history of the Olympic Games: From ancient Greece to the present day.    
 
 
Olympics | Olympic Games, Medals, Results, News | IOC 
 
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Official website of the Olympic Games Find all past and future Olympics Youth Olympics sports athletes medals results IOC news photos videos    
 
 
The Real Story of the Ancient Olympic Games | The Games 
 
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The ancient Olympic Games were primarily a part of a religious festival in honor of Zeus, the father of the Greek gods and goddesses. The festival and the games ...    
 
 
The Olympics - EnchantedLearning.com - ENCHANTED LEARNING ... 
 
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History of the Olympic Flame The tradition of the Olympic flame began during the ancient Olympic Games, over 2700 years ago in Greece. A flame was lit for each Olympics, every four years, and it burned throughout the games.  
 
 
 
Special Olympics: History of Special Olympics 
 
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History of Special Olympics. At the first Special Olympics International Summer Games in 1968, Eunice Kennedy Shriver got down on the field during warmups.  
 
 
 
HistoryoftheOlympics.net - History of the Olympics 
 
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History of the Olympics - An attractive guide to the history of the Summer Olympics, the Winter Olympics and the Ancient Greek Olympics.  
 
 
 
The History of the Olympics - YouTube 
 
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Aug 7, 2011 ... The history of the olympics from ancient times to today.    
 
 
The First Winter OlympicsHistory in the Headlines 
 
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As the XXII Winter Olympics open in Sochi, Russia, look back at the humble origins of the Winter Games 90 years ago.  
 
 
 
This excellent lesson plan is on the history of the Olympics ... 
 
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Title - History of the Olympics By - Susan Senigo Primary Subject - Social Studies Secondary Subjects - Grade Level - 2nd-5th July 24, 2001.    
 
 
Olympic Games | Encyclopedia Britannica 
 
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Just how far back in history organized athletic contests were held remains a matter ... Notions that the Olympics began much earlier than 776 bce are founded on ...    
 
 
Olympic Games Timeline | HistoryOnTheNet 
 
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Date: Place: Summary: Detailed Information: 776BCE: Athens, Greece: First Olympics: First recorded evidence of the ancient Olympic games. The games were held at Olympia.  
 
 
 
History of the Olympic Torch, Flame, and Relay - Fact Monster 
 
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History of the Olympic flame and torch. ... Today, the Olympic flame is lit in front of the ruins of the Temple of Hera in Olympia, Greece. The flame emphasizes the ...    
 
 
Olympic Games - Kidipede - History Facts for Kids 
 
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We don't know when men first began celebrating the Olympic Games, but they were certainly already doing it in the time of Homer, by 776 BC.  
 
 
 
olympic games summer and winter locations and history of the games 
 
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Our map of the Bering Strait with location, statistics, history, boundaries, connection between Russia and Alaska. Map of Bering Strait by World Atlas.    
 
 
Journal E: Olympic History 
 
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Story and timeline of Olympics told through historical photographs and presentations about athletes and key Olympic moments.    
 
 
The History of the Olympic Games | Scholastic.com 
 
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Compare the ancient Olympics to the modern games. Plus, learn how money, politics, and performance-enhancing drugs have become major influences, often causing controversy.  
 
 
 
BrainPOP | Social Studies | Learn about Olympics 
 
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Olympics. And the gold medal goes to...Tim and Moby! In this BrainPOP movie, they'll introduce you to the history and traditions of the Olympic Games. You'll ...    
 
 
Ancient Greece - Olympic Games 
 
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Olympics Through Time the history of the Olympic Games from the time when athletic contests were held during religious ceremonies until the First International Olympic Games in 1896  
 
 
 
The Little-Known History of How the Modern Olympics Got Their ... 
 
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As London gets set to host the XXXth Olympiad, acclaimed sportswriter Frank Deford connects the modern Games to their unlikely origin—in rural England.    
 
 
The Olympics Started Somewhere - History Of the Olympics 
 
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The history of the Olympics have rich origins tied with origin of an intellectual civilization. The Olympics promote the human body and competitive spirit.  
 
 
 
Golf's Dubious History In The Olympics : Golf Digest 
 
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A checkered history for the game in the Games. ... game in the Games. Peggy Abbott. Olympic golf winner Peggy Abbott never realized she had made history.    
 
 
Amazon.com: A Brief History of the Olympic Games ... 
 
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Amazon.com: A Brief History of the Olympic Games (9781405111294): David C. Young: Books.    
 
 
Olympic Games History - Olympic-Legacy.com 
 
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A Brief History of the Ancient Olympic Games. Introduction The ancient Olympic festival, from which we derive the Olympic games of today, was a pivotal force in ancient Greece.    
 
 
Olympic Games - Ancient History Encyclopedia 
 
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May 23, 2013 ... The ancient Olympic Games were a sporting event held every four years at the sacred site of Olympia, in the western Peloponnese, in honour of ...    
 
 
Olympics History 
 
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Athens, 1896 - The first Modern Olympic Games were held in the place of birth of the Olympics. Paris, 1900 - Women took part for the first time in the history of modern Olympics.  
 
 
 
Ancient Olympic Games - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 
 
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The Olympic Games were a series of athletic competitions among representatives of city-states and one of the Panhellenic Games of Ancient Greece. They were held in honor of Zeus, and the Greeks gave them a mythological origin. The first Olympics is traditionally dated to 776 BC. They continued ...  
 
 
 
ISAF : Official Site : Olympic : About : History : History Index 
 
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Use our Olympic history section to can find out more about sailing at the Olympic Games through the ages, simply use the icon menu above to pick and choose a ...    
 
 
BBC - Primary History - Ancient Greeks - The Olympic Games 
 
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The Olympic Games. The Olympic Games began over 2,700 years ago in Olympia, in southwest Greece. The Games were part of a religious festival. The Greek Olympics, thought to have begun in 776 BC, inspired the modern Olympic Games (begun in 1896) The Games were held in honour of Zeus, king of the ...  
 
 
 
About Us - SOSC History - Special Olympics Southern California 
 
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Eunice Kennedy Shriver started the concept of Special Olympics in 1963 as a day camp for people with intellectual disabilities to provide them with the ...    
 
 
The History of the Olympics - fun poems for kids 
 
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A great collection of Olympic poems for kids. A fun way to learn about the history of the olympics - from the ancient games to the heroes of the 20th and 21st centuries  
 
 
 
The Olympic Games [ushistory.org] 
 
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The Olympic Games. ... in a chariot race. If he lost the race, he would lose his head. Read about the outcome of the race, as well as other Olympic historical facts.    
 
 
The Ancient Olympics - Perseus Digital Library 
 
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Includes a comparison of ancient and modern Olympics, essays about the history of the Olympics, and stories of ancient Olympic athletes.  
 
 
 
History and Mission | Special Olympics Georgia 
 
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History Special Olympics is the first – and still the only – organization to offer training and competition for people with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics ...    
 
 
The Olympics | EDSITEment 
 
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“Holding an Olympic Games means evoking history.”—Baron Pierre de Coubertin, father of the modern Olympics.As the world turns its eyes this July to London, England, the site of the 2012 Summer Olympics, it will be fun to take the longer view by examining the historical and philosophical ...  
 
 
 
History of Special Olympics | Special Olympics Delaware 
 
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History of Special Olympics. Soon after President John F. Kennedy took office in 1961, his sister, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, launched a crusade to change the ...    
 
 
History of the Olympic Torch , Flame , and Relay 
 
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History: Flame and torch. The ancient Greeks believed that fire was given to humankind by Prometheus, and considered fire to have sacred qualities.  
 
 
 
History of the Olympics - Kidzworld | Kids Social Network ... 
 
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The first Olympic Games for which we still have written records were held in 776 BC. At this Olympic Games, a naked runner, Coroebus (a cook from Elis), won the sole event at the Olympics, the stade - a run of approximately 192 meters (210 yards). This made Coroebus the very first Olympic champion  
 
 
 
The History Place - Triumph of Hitler: The Berlin Olympics 
 
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The Berlin Olympics. Adolf Hitler, who was not a sports fan, had been lukewarm toward the whole idea of hosting the 1936 Olympics. It had taken some effort by ...    
 
 
The Olympics: A History of the Modern Games (Illinois History ... 
 
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The Olympics: A History of the Modern Games (Illinois History of Sports) [Allen Guttmann] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Politics has always been an integral part of the Olympics - not an occasional intruder in the form of a boycott, protest  
 
 
 
13 Olympic Moments that Changed History | Reader's Digest 
 
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The Olympics have a rich history of inspiring achievements as well as controversial moments, but we found these 13 milestones to have left perhaps the ...    
 
 
The History of the Olympics - YouTube 
 
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The history of the olympics from ancient times to today.    
 
 
Top Ten Olympic Scandals and Tragedies - History Of the Olympics 
 
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In the long history of the Olympic games, there have been many dramatic moments, and not all of them were sports-related. Sometimes, they came as a result of ...  
 
 
 


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