German gymnastics champions Schuhmann, Flatow and Weingartner from the 1896 Olympic games in Athens.

German gymnastics champions Schuhmann, Flatow and Weingartner from the 1896 Olympic games in Athens.

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The Olympic Games are a series of athletic competitions that were held in honor of Zeus. The games originated from Olympia, Greece and only consisted of a few games and only a few people. Today the tradition still continues, but there are many more games and people all over the world compete.

The Olympic Games are a series of athletic competitions that were held in honor of Zeus. The games originated from Olympia, Greece and only consisted of a few games and only a few people. Today the tradition still continues, but there are many more games and people all over the world compete.

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••Olympic history: 1896 Olympic opening ceremony at Panathinaiko Stadium, Athens, Greece•• Wikipedia article • 1st IOC Games: 14 nations / 241 athletes / 43 events - in 2016 Rio USA alone has 560+ athletes!

••Olympic history: 1896 Olympic opening ceremony at Panathinaiko Stadium, Athens, Greece•• Wikipedia article • 1st IOC Games: 14 nations / 241 athletes / 43 events - in 2016 Rio USA alone has 560+ athletes!

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