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Modern Olympic Games The children of St´1 21st Primary School of Limassol Teacher: Maria Xanthou Modern Olympic Games In 1896,thanks to the great efforts of Frenchman Pierre de Coubertin, Dimitrios Vikelas, and other contributors, the first modern olympic games were held in the country of their birth. Modern Olympic Games The Greek nation and the whole world were happy for their revival and once again turned them into the greatest celebration on earth. In the century to follow, the games travelled to countries around the world, meeting many cultures and civilisations, growing and evolving. Olympic games in Athens The Olympic games will take place from 13 to 29 August 2004. Olympic sports The competition has 28 sports: aquatics, archery, athletics, badminton baseball, basketball boxing, canoeing, cycling, equestrian, football, gymnastics, handball, hockey, judo rowing, sailing Olympic sports Shooting, softball, taekwondo, tennis triathlon, modern pentathlon, volleyball, weightlifting, wrestling.
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