20th Century History Of The Olympics Quiz | KS3 History | History Bombs

4. 20th Century

4.5 History Of The Olympics

In which year was the first modern Olympic Games held?

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Lesson description

Since the first modern Olympic Games was launched in Athens in 1896, the mammoth sporting competition has brought countries all over the world head-to-head. As such, the Games provide a fascinating way to study the developments of 20th century history.

This lesson contains:

  • A study of the most historically prominent modern Olympic Games since they began in Athens, Greece 1896 until Rio, Brazil 2016.
  • An analysis of how much we can learn from the Olympic Games about the social and political history at that time, such as the civil rights movement and gender equality.
  • A discussion around which modern Olympic Games is the most significant to the history of the 20th century and why.