The Olympics in Ancient Greece – clip

Paul Christesen / Dartmouth College

The modern Olympic Games owe much to the Olympic Games held in ancient Greece. When the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was established under the leadership of Pierre de Coubertin in 1894, the members of the IOC were inspired by the example of the ancient Olympics, as is evident from the name that they gave their organization and the athletic contests that they organized.

Paul Christesen

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