Olympics The modern Oplympic Game, first held in 1896, in Athens, Greece.
The first modern Olmpic Gmaes were inspired by British schoolmaster, organized bby a Frenchman, and held in greece. An arena was built on the foundations of the long-vanished Panathenaic Stadium, and the first modern Olympics opened on April 6, 1896.the 1896 games provied one of the most stirring moments in olympics history. The 1900 paris olympics.
The 1904 games in remote st.louis.the 1908london olympics. The 1912 games inStockholm were a success. Over 2,500 athletes took part, including 57 women.
Thorpe of the united states. Victory in the pentathlon.A PARADE STARS Because of World War 1, the 1916 games, scheduled for Berlin, were not held; the Olympics picked up again in Antwerp in 1920. The first Winter Olympic Games were held in Chamonix, France, in 1924. In 1932 the Olympics came to Los Angeles. The 1936 Olympics were awarded to Berlin in may 1931.
The victorystaned in Mexico City in 1968. Four years later members of the Palestinian extremist group black September chose the Munich Olympics as a venue for publicising their grievances by into the Olympic village; 11 Israeli athletes were killed.South Africa was excluded from the Olympics from 1960 through 1988 because of its racist apartheid policies. The united state, along with many other nations, stayed away from the 1980 Moscow returned the favour in1984 by boycotting the Los Angeles gam.
But politics aside, the 1936 games were spectacular. Over 4,000 competitors took part, as opposed to only some 1400 in Los Angeles in 1932. Yet the headliner was Jesse Owens, a 22-year-old african-american who won four gold medals in track and field and, despite puncturing the nazi myth of Aryan superiority, was adored by the German fans. BIGGER AND BIGGER WORLD WAR 2 PUT A HALT TO THE GAMES, AND THEY DID NOT RESUME UNTIL 1948 IN LONDON. THE SOVIET UNION ENTERED THE OLIMPICS AT THE 1952 HELSINKI GAMES.
THE 1972 MUNICH GAMES BELONGED TO US SWIMMER MARK SPITZ. Romania `s 14-year-old Nadia Comaneci, who scored seven perfect 10s in Montreal in 1976. In 1988 games in Seoul. There have been over 50 positives drug testis Olympics athletes since 1968.the winter Olympics were held in Albertville, France, in 1992, but the next winter games, in Lillehammer, Norway, took place just two years later.
When the 1992 games arrived in Barcelona, it was clear that there was a huge new factor in Olympics life- commercialism and marketing.