The modern Oplympic Game, first held in 1896, in Athens, Greece. The first modern Olmpic Games were inspired by British schoolmaster, organized by a Frenchman, and held in greece. An arena was built on the foundations of the long-vanished Panathenaic Stadium, and the first modern Olympics opened on April 6, 1896. The 1896 games provied one of the most stirring moments in olympics history.

The Olympics originated in Greece and were games of strength and endurence. These games were held every four years even if wars were in progress. The wars would stop and evryone went to the games. The Olympics represent peace, pride, love, and fun.

The first Winter Olympic Games were held in Chamonix, France, in 1924. In 1932 the Olympics came to Los Angeles. South Africa was excluded from the Olympics from 1960 through 1988 because of its racist apartheid policies. The United State, along with many other nations, stayed away from the 1980 Moscow games. The Soviet Union returned the favour in1984 by boycotting the Los Angeles games.

Putting politics aside, the 1936 games were spectacular. Over 4,000 competitors took part, as opposed to only some 1400 in Los Angeles in 1932. The headliner was Jesse Owens, a 22-year-old african-american who won four gold medals in track and field and, despite puncturing the nazi myth of Aryan superiority, he was adored by the German fans.