The purpose of the modern Olympic Games is to promote peace and unity within the international community through the medium of sports. The founder, Pierre de Coubertin, saw the games as a way to bring political enemies t... More »

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According to History,com, the first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece, during the summer of 1896. The International Olympic Committee met for the first time in Paris in June 1894 and selected the city to h... More »

The modern Olympic Games last 16 days from opening to closing ceremonies. This includes both the Summer and Winter Games. During this time, athletes take part in over 300 events spanning 35 officially recognized Olympic ... More »

The five multicolored Olympic rings are linked because they symbolize the unity of athletes from all parts of the world who participate and compete against one another at the Olympic Games, according to Olympics Go for t... More »

The ancient Olympic Games took place in Olympia, in the western Peloponnese Islands. The area was considered a sanctuary and contained temples to Zeus and Hera, among other important structures. The games began there in ... More »

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As of 2014, the most recent Olympic Games were held in Sochi, Russia. The Winter Games in Sochi were held in February of 2014. Sochi is located on the coast of the Black Sea near the border of Georgia and Russia. Roza Kh... More »

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Some gold medal winners from the men's boxing event at the 2012 Olympic Games were Shimming Zou (46 to 49kg), Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana (56kg), Vasyl Lomachenko (57-60kg, lightweight) and Oleksandr Usyk (81 to 91kg, heav... More »