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date: 23 October 2019

Olympics, Summer 

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport
Author(s):
Stephan WassongStephan WASSONG, Karl LennartzKarl LENNARTZ

In 1894 the Olympic Congress in Paris re-established and reorganized the Olympic Games according to the demands of modern times. Athens hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. From 1924 until 1992 the Summer Olympic Games and the Winter Olympic Games were held in the same year. The Olympics—particularly the Summer Olympics—have been plagued by various political issues and the ongoing problem of doping. Today many consider the Summer Olympic Games to be the world’s most prestigious international sporting event. ...

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