19 Facts You Didn’t Know About Olympic Games

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You probably know that the 2016 Olympic Games will be held in Rio, the previous edition was held in London, the US has won more medals than any other country, and many other well-known facts.

How about today we dwell on the cool stuff that that you probably don’t know? Sounds interesting, right?

Well, buckle up as we give you these 19 facts you didn’t know about Olympic Games.

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#19 There were Olympic Games way before 1896

The very first Olympic Games were held in 776 in a Greek city known as Olympia.

During those ancient times, athletes oiled themselves up and competed while naked.

1896 marked the start of the Modern Olympic Games. They were organized by the International Olympic committee and held in Athens, Greece.

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