The modern Olympics were first held in 1896 in Athens, Greece. They began after decades of increased interest in reviving the ancient games. … The push for an international competition was led by a French baron named Pierre de Coubertin, who helped found the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894.
What is the purpose of the modern Olympics?
The Olympic Games are an international sports festival, held every four years. The ultimate goals are to cultivate human beings, through sport, and contribute to world peace.
What do the Olympics symbolize?
As can be read in the Olympic Charter, the Olympic symbol represents the union of the “five continents” of the world and the meeting of athletes from throughout the world at the Olympic Games.