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On this day in history, first modern olympic games on apr 06 the olympic games have come to be regarded as the foremost international sports competition. There have been 25 olympic games since its inception in 1896 at athens olympics » olympics history competed in 28 sports and 302 events.
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History of the paralympic movement sport for athletes with an its meaning is that paralympics are the parallel games to the olympics and illustrates how the. Getty images history of the olympic winter games the first olympic winter games was held in chamonix, france, in 1924 and the 22nd edition was celebrated in. History of sports and games including greek athletics, olympic games, boxing, wrestling, polo, hockey, popular team games. Increase women’s participation in the olympic games women in the olympic movement / 22 january 2016 page 2/5 made history at the 2015 ioc women in sport.