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Beyond triumph: the story of the modern Olympic Games

The Olympics are the largest, most iconic athletic event in the sporting calendar, steeped in a heritage that dates back to the classical world.

But the modern version of the once-every-four-year games have an intriguing history of their own. One that originates not in ancient Greece, but 19th-century France, and springs from the vision of educator, historian and nobleman Pierre de Coubertin.

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