11 Facts About Olympic Games

1. The most recent Winter Olympic Games were held in Pyeongchang in 2018, South Korea's first Winter Olympics and second Olympics overall.

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2. The Olympic Games rebounded when the 1906 Intercalated Games were held in Athens.

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3. The Olympic Games were part of a cycle known as the Panhellenic Games, which included the Pythian Games, the Nemean Games, and the Isthmian Games.

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4. The Olympic Games were held every four years, and this period, known as an Olympiad, was used by Greeks as one of their units of time measurement.

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5. The Olympic Games are held every four years, with the Summer and Winter Games alternating by occurring every four years but two years apart.

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6. The Olympic Games are considered the world's foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating.

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7. The Winter Olympic Games is a major international sporting event that occurs once every four years.

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8. The other language used at each Olympic Games is the language of the host country.

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9. The Olympic Games attracted a broad international field of participants and generated great public interest.

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10. The Olympic Games held at the Paris Exposition in 1900 and the Louisiana Purchase Exposition at St Louis in 1904 were side shows.

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11. The Olympic Games brought together 14 nations and 241 athletes who competed in 43 events.

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