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The Development and Evolution of the Olympic Games from the Perspective of Sports History

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DOI: 10.23977/history.2023.050110 | Downloads: 32 | Views: 329


Qingyao Zhou 1


1 College of History and Culture, Hainan Normal University, Haikou, Hainan, 571158, China

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Qingyao Zhou


This study explores the development and evolution of the Olympic Games from the perspective of sports history. Firstly, it introduces the origin of the Olympic Games and the development of the ancient Greek Olympic Games, including their organization, events, influence, and decline. This article reviews the reconstruction and development of the modern Olympics, focusing on Pierre de Coubertin's reconstruction of the modern Olympics and the hosting of the first modern Olympics, and explores the development and reform of the modern Olympics. Then it analyzed the global impact and economic development of the Olympics, including its impact on international exchanges and cooperation, the host country's economy, and the impact of urban and infrastructure construction. Next, we will explore the role of the Olympics in social impact and cultural exchange, including its promotion of sports, world peace and cultural exchange, and its impact on international sports organizations and rules.


Sports History; Olympic Games; Development and evolution


Qingyao Zhou, The Development and Evolution of the Olympic Games from the Perspective of Sports History. Lecture Notes on History (2023) Vol. 5: 70-75. DOI:


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