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It is named after the ancient "world" games, the Olympics. That was named so because it was in honor of the gods who supposedly lived on Mount Olympia, in Greece.

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Who chooses which games are included in Olympics?

The International Olympic Committee.

What do you call the person who runs the Olympics?

the director of the International Olympic Committee.

When and where were the 1st Olympic games held?

The first modern international Olympics were held in Greece

When did softball become part of the Olympics?

Softball was introduced at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. The International Olympic Committee voted to drop softball from the Olympics starting with the 2012 Games in London.

When did the Olympics start again?

In terms of the modern-day Olympics, the IOC (International Olympic Committee) was started in 1894, and the first Olympics games under the IOC was in Athens, Greece, in 1896.

Who organises the Olympics?

There is an International Olympic Committee that chooses a city to host the upcoming games. The city that is hosting the next games, organizes it.

Who supervises the Olympics?

The International Olympic Committee (IOC), based in Lausanne, Switzerland, supervises the Olympic Games

Who supervises the olymipc Games?

Olympic is spelt like this OLYMPIC not olymipc

What do you call the jeux Olympics?

Jeux Olympics is the French way for describing the traditional Olympic Games. The meaning of jeux in French is "games." Therefore, this would simply be a way of speaking of the Olympic Games in French.

When did morden olympics start?

The first modern Olympics was held in 1896 after the International Olympic Committee, or IOC, voted to host the games every four years. The 1896 Olympic Games were held in Athens.

Why do the Olympics change location?

The Olympics change location for versatility. The International Olympic Committee believes the games are for everyone and shouldn't be in just country year after year.

What is the aim of the Olympics games?

The main aim of the Olympics games is to see which country has the best athletes, and for individual athletes to compete with the best of the best, on an international level. Another minor aim is to link the 5 continents together (5 rings of the Olympics logo).

What is the minimum age that can compete in Olympic games?

There is no age limitation as such for participating in Olympics. Age limitations are decided by individual International Sports Federations for their sport and implemented in Olympics.

Who founded the international olympic games 1894?

The 1894 Olympics were the first to be held in the world, hosted by Athens, Greece.

When does the special olympics start?

The first Special Olympics were held in 1968. The most recent games just wrapped up in June of 2014 in New Jersey. The next international games will be held in Los Angeles in 2015.

Where will the 2030 Olympics be held?

Olympic locations are selected by the International Olympic Committee seven years in advance of the games, so the location for the 2030 Olympics will not be selected until 2023.

Where were the 1900 Olympics played?

The 1900 Summer Olympics, today officially known as the Games of the II Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event which was celebrated in 1900 in Paris, France.

Next Olympics games?

Last Olympics Games:2008 There will be winter Olympics in 2010 and summer Olympics in 2012.

Who choses where the olympics takes place?

The Olympic Committe (an international organization), listens to proposals from cities interested in hosting the games, and makes a decision where the games will be held

What is the gathering of countries every 4 years for sports competitions?

The collective name for the international competition is the Olympics, or Olympic Games.

Is the olympics a common noun?

No, the noun 'Olympics' is a proper noun, a shortened for the the proper noun 'Olympic Games', the name of a specific international sporting event.A proper noun is always capitalized.

In which two years did London host the Olympic games?

London is the only city in the United Kingdom to have ever hosted the Olympics-1908 Olympics Games-1944 Olympics Games(Cancelled due to WWII)-1948 Olympics Games-2012 Olympics Games

How many countries competed in the 1st Winter Olympics?

The first Winter Games were held in 1924, in Chamonix, France. They were originally called International Winter Sports Week and held in association with the 1924 Summer Olympics, but were in retrospect designated by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the I Olympic Winter Games. Sixteen nations participated in these Games: fourteen from Europe and two from North America

Who orgaises the Olympics?

The "International Olympic Committee" (IOC) organizes the modern Olympic Games and the Youth Olympic Games, held in Summer and Winter, every four years.

When did the Olympics become international?

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