An Olympic Score to Settle: Who Revived the Modern Games?


Subject:
The Olympic Games: Past, Present, Future , General History

Description:
This May 2004 article discusses that while "most true sports fans know that the Olympics were brought back to life in Athens in 1896 by the enthusiastic young Frenchman Pierre Fredy, better known as the Baron de Coubertin," recent historians have discovered "the contributions of two other men -- an Albanian-born Greek [Evangelis Zappas] and a British doctor [William Penny Brookes]." From The Christian Science Monitor.

Creator:
Howden, Daniel

Publisher:
The Christian Science Monitor

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0519/p01s04-woeu.html?s=rel


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