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How the Olympic ideas changed since the first modern Olympics

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How the Olympic ideas changed since the first modern Olympics In the first modern held at Athens in 1896, the ultimate dream of the Olympics, finally re-created by Baron Pierre de Coubertin. The Olympic motto reflects the dedication of the athletes as they take part in the games. ...read more.

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While few qualify to participate in this international competition, many athletes 'strive to imitate the example of dedication, cooperation and enthusiasm exhibited by the competitors.' Up until 1984 the modern Olympics, was set up and held without any major sponsorship and funding, but in Los Angeles, USA 1984, it made a massive $215 000 000 profit, the first to ever make profit. ...read more.

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The important thing in life is not the victory but the battle" (Baron Pierre de Coubertin, 1896.) The first Olympics saw athletes compete not for money and fame but for love of the sport, but this thought has been now been reversed and no athletes every reach the Olympic standard by participating purely for the love of the sport and more recent Olympics have seen 'internationally professional' athletes attempting to earn millions of pounds by performing in and displaying international sports logos. ...read more.

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