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Competitive and Olympic Swimming Sports - About.com
Swimming, Diving, Water Polo, Open Water or Marathon Swimming and Synchronized Swimming all have elements of swimming, and all are part of the Olympic ...
Olympic Swimming - Equipment, Officials, & Medals
The Olympics require a special pool to help swimmers go as fast as they can, specific swimsuits, and trained officials, all to make the competition as fair and as ...
History of the Olympics - List of the Olympic Games
A year-by-year overview of all the modern Olympic Games.
Interesting Olympic Facts - 20th Century History - About.com
The Official Olympic Flag Created by Pierre de Coubertin in 1914, the Olympic flag contains five interconnected rings on a white background. The five rings ...
History of the Olympics - 1896 Olympic Games in Athens
The first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896 in Athens, Greece. Learn more about the first Olympic athletes and the events they competed in.
History of the Olympics - 1960 Olympic Games in Rome
It had been Coubertin's wish since 1904 to have the Olympics hosted in Rome: "I desired Rome only because I wanted Olympism, after its return from the ...
1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany - 20th Century History
Adolf Hitler's controversial regime, in the end they put their differences aside and sent their athletes to Germany. The 1936 Olympics would see the first Olympic ...
History of the Olympics - 1906 Olympic Games in Athens
However, the plan to implement additional Olympic Games in Greece did not continue after the 1906 Games; thus the 1906 Olympics is considered unofficial.
Ancient Olympic Games 101 - Ancient/Classical History - About.com
Learn more about the Olympic games with this profile (1) showing that the games were religious events honoring Zeus at Olympia, which, over time, became ...
History of the Olympics - 1900 Olympic Games in Paris
The 1900 Olympics, hosted by his own country, greatly disappointed Pierre de Coubertin. Coubertin and the IOC lost control when the French government took ...