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Modern Games


Various uses of the term "Olympic" to describe athletic events in the modern era have been documented since the 17th century. The first such event was the Cotswold Games or "Cotswold Olimpick Games", an annual meeting near Chipping Campden, England, involving various sports. It was first organized by the lawyer Robert Dover between 1612 and 1642, with several later celebrations leading up to the present day. The British Olympic Association, in its bid for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, mentioned these games as "the first stirrings of Britain's Olympic beginnings".

L'Olympiade de la République, a national Olympic festival held annually from 1796 to 1798 in Revolutionary France also attempted to emulate the ancient Olympic Games.


Greek interest in reviving the Olympic Games began with the Greek War of Independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1821. It was first proposed by poet and newspaper editor Panagiotis Soutsos in his poem "Dialogue of the Dead", published in 1833. Evangelos Zappas, a wealthy Greek-Romanian philanthropist, first wrote to King Otto of Greece, in 1856, offering to fund a permanent revival of the Olympic Games. Zappas sponsored the first Olympic Games in 1859, which was held in an Athens city square. Athletes participated from Greece and the Ottoman Empire. Zappas funded the restoration of the ancient Panathenaic Stadium so that it could host all future Olympic Games.

The stadium hosted Olympics in 1870 and 1875. Thirty…
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Commonwealth games: women's 100m/100yds and 200m/220yds

First, 18 year-old Marjorie Jackson equalled the 100 yards world record of 10.8 in the heat and final and was chased home by Olympic bronze medallist Shirley Strickland as they took a clean sweep. Jackson equalled the record in the longer sprint too ...
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Germany: after one hundred years

After the Second World War, Germany was disqualified from the Olympic Games of 1948 and the soccer world cup of 1950. When West Germany lifted the world cup barely four years later in 1954, the country was already on the path to economic recovery.
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This is usually reserved for the olympics and the final minutes of a close game. The rest of the time he seems to think defense is a chore and almost seems uninterested in it. To put it bluntly, I think Anthony is a bigger more offensively versatile ...
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