When and where did the modern Olympic Games start?
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.
How many sports are in Olympics?
Around 11,000 athletes have made their way to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to compete in over 339 different events from 41 different sports.