The Olympic Games, ancient and modern.
The Word, 53 (8).
In August 2004, Athens will host the twenty-eighth modern Olympic Games. In the run-up to the event, much is being made of the fact that this yearâs Olympiad will see the games returning to Greece, where the first modern games were held in 1896, and where the very notion of the Olympics originated in antiquity. But to what extent, if any, do the modern Games resemble the ancient Olympic festival?
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