Michael Phelps Ties 2,000-Year Old Olympic Record
The record has stood the test of time, outlasting civilizations, wars, epochs of change and progress. It’s no match, however, for Michael Phelps.
10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Summer Olympics
From a gymnast with a wooden leg to a medalist busted for drinking beer, explore 10 surprising facts about the Summer Olympics.
47 Years Ago, Olympian John Carlos Raised His Fist For Equality
On Oct. 16, 1968, Americans John Carlos and Tommie Smith stepped onto an Olympic podium in the heart of Mexico City, bowed their heads to receive their medals and waited for the United States’ nationa...
Art competitions at the Olympic Games
Art competitions formed part of the modern Olympic Games during its early years, from 1912 to 1948. The competitions were part of the original intention of the Olympic Movement's founder, Pierre de F...
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Olympic deaths
As of February 2010, six, possibly seven, athletes have died at the modern Olympic Games while either competing or practicing in their sport. In addition, another 12 participants have died at the Olym...
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Zappeion
The Zappeion (Greek: Ζάππειον Μέγαρο, Záppeion Mégaro,  listen ); is a building in the National Gardens of Athens in the heart of Athens, Greece. It is generally used for meetings and ce...
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Seoul Olympic Museum
The Seoul Olympic Museum is a museum dedicated to the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.
Olympic and Sports Museum Joan Antoni Samaranch
The Joan Antoni Samaranch Olympic and Sports Museum (Catalan: Museu Olímpic i de l'Esport Joan Antoni Samaranch, [muˈzɛw uˈɫimpiɡ i ðə ɫəsˈpɔrd ʒuˈan ənˈtɔni səməˈraŋ]) opened in 2007 at the Olymp...
Olympic and Sports Museum Joan Antoni Samaranch - Wikipedia
List of Olympic medalists in art competitions
There were 146 medalists in the art competitions that were part of the Olympic Games from 1912 until 1948. These art competitions were considered an integral part of the movement by International Olym...
List of Olympic medalists in art competitions - Wikipedia
Norwegian Olympic Museum
Norwegian Olympic Museum (Norges Olympiske Museum) is located in Håkons Hall, Lillehammer, Norway. Norwegian Olympic Museum (NOM) in Hakon's Hall in Lillehammer, was officially opened by King Harald ...
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Konstantinos Zappas
Konstantinos Zappas (Greek: Κωνσταντίνος Ζάππας 1814–1892) was a Greek entrepreneur and national benefactor. Together with his cousin Evangelis Zappas he played an essential role in the revival ...
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Kazimierz Kay-Skrzypeski
Kazimierz Kay-Skrzypecki (or Kay-Skrzypeski) (1909 – 23 January 1964) was a Polish-born British luge racer.Kay-Skrzypecki was a former pilot in the Royal Air Force. He died during one of the tr...
Wenlock Olympian Society Annual Games
The Wenlock Olympian Games, dating from 1850, are a forerunner of the modern Olympic Games. They are organised by the Wenlock Olympian Society (WOS), and are held each year at venues across Shropshire...
Art competitions at the 1936 Summer Olympics
Art competitions were held as part of the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany. Medals were awarded in five categories (architecture, literature, music, painting, and sculpture), for works inspire...
Art competitions at the 1936 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia
Olympics on television
The Olympic Games have been broadcast on television since the 1930s.
The 1936 games, held in Berlin, Germany, were televised by means of closed circuit television to various viewing halls located ...
Pierre de Coubertin
Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin ([pjɛʁ də kubɛʁtɛ̃]; 1 January 1863 – 2 September 1937) was a French educator and historian, and founder of the International Olympic Committee. He is considered th...
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Olive wreath
The olive wreath also known as kotinos (Greek: κότινος), was the prize for the winner at the ancient Olympic Games. It was an olive branch, of the wild- olive tree that grew at Olympia, intertwine...
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Demetrius Vikelas
Demetrios Vikelas (also Demetrius Bikelas; Greek: Δημήτριος Βικέλας; February 15, 1835 – July 20, 1908) was a Greek businessman and writer; he was the first president of the International Ol...
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Panagiotis Soutsos
Panagiotis Soutsos (Greek: Παναγιώτης Σούτσος 1806-1868), was a Greek newspaper editor, journalist, author, and poet of the romantic school, born in Constantinople (modern Istanbul, Turkey). He wa...
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International Society of Olympic Historians
For the parody hardcore punk band International Superheroes of Hardcore, see ISHC.The International Society of Olympic Historians (ISOH) is a non-profit organization founded in 1991 with the purpose o...
Epinikion
The epinikion or epinicion (plural epinikia or epinicia, Greek ἐπινίκιον, from epi-, "on," + nikê, "victory") is a genre of occasional poetry also known in English as a victory ode. In ancient Greece,...
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Wolfgang Fürstner
Wolfgang Fürstner (4 April 1896 – 19 August 1936) was a German Wehrmacht captain first appointed commander, then vice-commander, of Berlin's Olympic village during the 1936 Summer Olympics.
Wolfga...
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