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www.reference.com/article/long-olympics-4d76b355060ed154

The modern summer and winter Olympic Games stretch across 16 or 17 consecutive days of competition. The summer games generally feature more countries competing in more events, because countries with a lack of cold weather often do not participate in the winter games.

www.reference.com/article/did-olympics-start-cac930449fe0045f

The ancient Olympic Games were first held in 776 B.C. in Greece. Though these athletic competitions were often held in conjunction with religious festivals at the time, they were secular in nature. The modern Olympic Games were first held in 1896 in Athens, Greece.

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Good online colleges include Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Pennsylvania State University World Campus, Arizona State University, Central Michigan University and North Carolina State University, according to College Choice. Other online colleges are the Universit...

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Penn State World Campus, ranked first by TheBestSchools.com and ninth by BestCollegeReviews.com), and Northern Arizona University, ranked 20th and first respectively, are some of the highest-ranked online colleges. The rankings were determined by affordability, quality ...

www.reference.com/article/sports-winter-olympics-9ac4bd1421498529

Skating, ice hockey, curling, skiing, biathlon, luge and bobsleigh are the seven competitive sports in the Winter Olympic Games as of 2014. Skating, skiing and bobsleigh are each divided into several disciplines, and inside each sport or discipline, there are multiple e...

www.reference.com/article/popular-online-colleges-740012e5529fdab0

Two popular online colleges are the University of Phoenix and Everest University online. These school provide courses needed to achieve an Associate, bachelor's or master's degree in a number of different fields of study. A list of degree programs is available on each u...

www.reference.com/article/purpose-olympic-games-42539e7709604dd5

The Olympic games are held as a way of promoting good relations and tolerance among different races, cultures, nationalities and religions across the globe. The opening ceremony of the games is considered a spectacle by many since it features various displays of cultura...