True or False: Archaeologists and sport historians claim the first Olympic Games were said to have been held around 776 B.C in Greece.
True or False: The first modern day Olympics were held in Paris, France.
How many times has the U.S. hosted the Olympic Games?
What year did the United States boycott the Olympics?
How many Olympic medals had swimming sensation Michael Phelps won going into this year's competition?
Answer Question 1:
True :The Olympics does have a rich history. The first Olympic Games date back to ancient Greece when the people devoted their sport performance to honor Zeus, their most important deity. They would also pledge to honor Zeus by honoring the rules and displaying good sportsmanship.
Answer Question 2:
False : Olympic enthusiast Dr. William Penny Brookes and Baron Pierre De Coubertin helped revive the Olympic Games in the location where the game were founded Athens, Greece in 1896.
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Answer question 4:
In 1980, President Jimmy Carter announced that the United States would boycott the Moscow Olympics due to mounting tension between the U.S. and Russia, intensified by the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
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