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Olympic Games

Sporting Event

The Olympic Games are a major international event featuring summer and winter sports, in which thousands of athletes participate in a variety of competitions. The Games are currently held every two years, with Summer and Winter Olympic Games alternating. Originally, the ancient Olympic Games were held in Olympia, Greece, from the 8th century BC to the 5th century AD. Baron Pierre de Coubertin founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894.

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  • I kissed our engagement photo after the gold medal match, then I called Matt. And wouldn’t you know it? He started tearing up again. The Isotopes had been on a twelve-game road trip during the Olympics, which meant Matt had to cheer me on from a variety of minor league baseball outposts. We’d phoned each other every day, at least once, just to stay, “I love you.” But even if Matt could’ve somehow finagled a trip to Greece, he told me later he wouldn’t have wanted to go. He said he’d wanted me to be able to concentrate on one thing, and one thing only, winning the Olympic gold medal.

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