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date: 21 October 2020

International Olympic Committee (IOC) 

A Dictionary of Sports Studies

Alan Tomlinson

Founded in Paris in 1894, by French aristocrat Pierre de Coubertin, the IOC has been responsible for staging the Olympic Games every four years (a period known as an Olympiad) since then, apart from interruptions to the schedules during the two World Wars of the 20th century. The first Summer Olympic Games was staged in ... ...

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