Stanton, 2000,. Retrieved "Play True" (PDF). The other nations hosting the Summer Games twice are Germany, Australia, France and Greece. "Greek athletic sports and festivals". "Factsheet: The sessions" (PDF). International Olympic Committee (IOC) is responsible for choosing the host city for each Olympic Games. The Greek tradition of athletic nudity religion in the Era of the Slave Trade (gymnos) 31 was introduced in 720 BC, either by the Spartans or by the Megarian Orsippus, and this was adopted early in the Olympics as well. Coubertin, Pierre De (1897). 106 In the following decades the Olympics became one of the ideological fronts of the Cold War.
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The 1984 Summer Olympics are often considered the most financially successful modern Olympics. The Olympic Games: BC 776 AD 1896 (PDF). The Olympic Games were more important and more prestigious than the Pythian, Nemean, and Isthmian Games. 35 He presented these ideas during the first Olympic Congress of the newly created International Olympic Committee. 49 The Olympic motto is Citius, Altius, Fortius, a Latin expression meaning "Faster, Higher, Stronger". However, Theodosius' decree contains no specific reference to Olympia (Crowther (2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on Retrieved 19 September 2012. "The Olympic flame and the torch relay" (PDF). 3, the Olympic Games are held every four years, with the, summer and, winter Games alternating by occurring every four years but two years apart. Originally, the ancient Olympic Games were held in, ancient Greece. 12 Artistic expression was a major part of the games.