Attend the Summer Olympic Games
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The Summer Olympic Games are the sporting world’s preeminent gathering of athletes held every 4 years. The ancient Greeks organized their Olympic games every 4 years at Olympia in a tribute to the Greek god, Zeus. The modern Olympic Games were reinvigorated in 1896 and presented first in Athens as a promotion of peace in the world. Those first modern games attracted 250 athletes from 14 countries. More recently, the games have included over 10,000 athletes representing nearly 200 countries competing in over 270 events and the promotion of peace continues to be at the very heart of the gathering. The host country begins planning many years in advance and the privilege of presenting The Games is very competitive and highly desirable. The various competitions are spread over 2 plus weeks in the host city and include every kind of athletic competition designed to identify the world’s best athletes. The presenting city also stages exhibitions and entertainment of every kind to complement the celebration. The opening and closing ceremonies provide dramatic bookends to the competition and are much sought after tickets.
Including a trip to take in the Summer Olympic Games is an adventure worth including on any bucket list. The thrill and excitement of watching world class athletes compete at the highest level while representing their home country on the world’s stage provides memories that will last a lifetime. Popular events sell out early and it’s never too soon to start planning how you can make this dream come true.
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