Real winners follow the Olympic motto! The Olympic Games with only one event? That's the way the first one started, with a single foot race the length of the stadium. That was back in 776 B.C., and over the next thousand years additional events were added. Then came 1,600 years when the Olympics disappeared from the scene. When they were revived in 1896, less than 300 athletes took part in 42 events. Since then the Olympics have grown into the most popular amateur athletic contest in the world, with thousands of athletes and 370 events.
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