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The modern Olympic Games or Olympics (French: Jeux olympiques) are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games are considered the world's foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating. The Olympic Games are held every four years, with the Summer and Winter Games alternating by occurring every four years but two years apart.

Their creation was inspired by the ancient Olympic Games (Ancient Greek: ? ), which were held in Olympia, Greece, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. Baron Pierre de Coubertin founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894, leading to the first modern Games in Athens in 1896. The IOC is the governing body of the Olympic Movement, with the Olympic Charter defining its structure and authority. Read more...

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The 2020 Summer Olympics (2020, Nisen Nij?-nen T?ky? Orinpikku), officially known as the Games of the XXXII Olympiad (Japanese: , Hepburn: Dai Sanj?ni-kai Orinpikku Ky?gi Taikai) and commonly known as Tokyo 2020, is an upcoming international multi-sport event that is scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020 in Tokyo, Japan, with preliminary events in some sports beginning on 22 July.

Tokyo was selected as the host city during the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 7 September 2013. These Games will mark the return of the Olympics to Asia having hosted in 1964 (Tokyo), 1972 (Sapporo) and 1998 (Nagano) all in Japan, 2008 in Beijing, China and 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang County, South Korea. The 2022 Winter Olympics will be held in Beijing, China. Read more...

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A London Underground train decorated to promote London's Olympic bid.
Nine cities submitting bids to host the 2012 Summer Olympics and 2012 Summer Paralympics[a] were recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The Committee shortlisted five of them--London, Madrid, Moscow, New York City, and Paris--from which London eventually prevailed; thus becoming the first city to host the Olympic Games for a third time. The bidding process for the 2012 Olympics was considered one of the most hotly contested in the history of the IOC. Paris was seen by some as the front-runner for much of the campaign, but skillful lobbying by London's supporters and an inspirational final presentation by Sebastian Coe led to the success of its bid.
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Olympic Stadium

The Jamsil Olympic Stadium in Seoul, South Korea, was the main stadium built for the 1988 Summer Olympics, and is the centrepiece of the Jamsil Sports Complex in the Songpa-gu District, in the southeast of the city south of the Han River.

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Kano Jigoro
Kan? Jigor? ( , 28 October 1860 - 4 May 1938) was a Japanese educator and athlete, the founder of Judo. Judo was the first Japanese martial art to gain widespread international recognition, and the first to become an official Olympic sport. Pedagogical innovations attributed to Kan? include the use of black and white belts, and the introduction of dan ranking to show the relative ranking among members of a martial art style. Well-known mottoes attributed to Kan? include "maximum efficiency with minimum effort" (? seiryoku zen'y?) and "mutual welfare and benefit" (? jita ky?ei).
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23 September 2019 -
The World Anti-Doping Agency launches a probe into "inconsistencies" with laboratory results from Russia, promising "the most stringent sanctions" if violations are found. Russia was previously banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics following a similar probe. (France 24)
11 September 2019 -
Japanese Prime Minister Shinz? Abe rearranges his government cabinet, naming replacements at the Defense, Foreign Affairs, Environment and Olympics ministries, among others. (Al Jazeera)
24 June 2019 -
The 2026 Winter Olympics are selected to be held in Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. (BBC)
15 February 2019 - 2020 Summer Olympics
Following the announcement of the launch of a joint bid to host the 2032 Summer Olympics, North Korea and South Korea announce that they are also interested in marching jointly at the 2020 Summer Olympics, as well as fielding unified teams in some sports. (ESPN)
12 February 2019 -
North and South Korea announce they will launch a joint bid to host the 2032 Summer Olympics. (The Guardian)
13 November 2018 - 2026 Winter Olympics
Residents of the city of Calgary head to the polls to vote on a non-binding plebiscite to determine if the city should make a bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympic Games. (CTV News)
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