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History of OlympicsUniting the world through a passion for sports
The Olympics: A superb sporting spectacle
After originating in Ancient Greece as many as 3,000 years ago, the modern Olympics were reintroduced in Athens, Greece in 1896. That initial event only had 280 participants representing 13 countries. As the years passed, the Olympics expanded to include thousands of athletes from hundreds of countries. The winter and summer games are each held every four years, and their events fascinate and inspire the world.
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