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Olympic Evolution

LYMPIC EVOLUTION Summer Games Mapping the Participants of the Modern Olympic Games From 776 BC to 393 AD, the Olympics were held in Ancient Greece in honor of Zeus. Atheles representing various city states would compete for glory. After a hiatus of over 1,500 years, the games were revived in 1896 AD, marking the beginning of the Modern Olympic Games as we know them. These intital games featured a modest 14 nations, but the Olympics would eventually grow to become a world cultural phenomenon that would include representatives from over 200 different countries. 0001 1980 (1984 1988 1992 (1996 2000 2004 (2008

Olympic Evolution

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This graph charts the participation of nations in the Summer Olympics since the beginning of the modern games in 1896. In the beginning, a mere 14 nations competed in the games. In 2008, the Olympics ...

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