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The Modern Summer Olympics

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July 24, 2024 ∙ 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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1st floor - Meeting Room A&B
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Add to Calendar 2024-07-24 14:00:00 2024-07-24 15:00:00 America/Chicago The Modern Summer Olympics Learn from historian Terry Lynch how Pierre de Coubertin organized the first International Olympics in Athens in 1896, and how modern history has shaped a tradition that dates back to ancient Greece. internal tplibrary@tplibrary.org

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The modern-day Summer Olympics are a continuation of a centuries-old tradition that dates back to ancient Greece. Historian Terry Lynch will explore how the founder of the International Olympic Committee, Pierre de Coubertin, kickstarted the first international Olympic Games in Athens in 1896, and how modern history has shaped the international games.

Speaker Bio: Terry Lynch

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