But in 1894 Coubertin founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and began planning the first modern Olympiad. The first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896 in Athens, Greece — a fitting place to rekindle the spirit of the early Greek Games.
In which year did the modern Olympic Games started and where?
The first modern International Olympic Games were held in Athens in 1896. This was not the first time the Olympic Games had been resurrected and through the 19th century many local sports festivals had been inspired by them.
Where was the 1st Olympics held?
Who won the first Olympics?
On 6 April 1896, the American James Connolly won the triple jump to become the first Olympic champion in more than 1,500 years.
When was the last Olympic held?
List of Olympic Host Cities
|Olympiad||Year||Host City, Country|
|XXX||2012||London, England, UK|