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Where did the Olympics Start?

Where did the Olympics Start? 855 900 Emilie

With the Rio Summer Olympics rapidly approaching, we are sure some of you are wondering where and how the Olympics began. Interestingly enough, the Olympics date all the way back to the summer of 1896 and, unsurprisingly, was located in Athens, Greece. The 1896 Olympics brought back the Olympic games after it was banned for over a thousand years. It was also the first Olympics to be held in modern times. Participants came from many countries, and events included many sports we still compete in today, including gymnastics, fencing, cycling, and tennis.

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