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I’m telling you, the day you start appreciating and anticipating autumn, is the day you move to Amsterdam. Because as soon as the first bunch of events start filling up on the Facebook timelines, you know the best is about to come… Amsterdam Dance Event. A week of the electronic dance music family, old legends, new-comers, the outcasts (subgenres) – all coming together to showcase the state-of-art electronic dance music. 

It’s easy to lose track (or even head) with well over 450 events already scheduled, in around 100 clubs and venues all over Amsterdam welcoming over 2000 performers (no, really)! Thus as every year, we dive into the full agenda and cherry pick our top selections day by day, in attempt to provide a comprehensive guide on what not to miss out on.

While, saving up for the nights to come, most of the big underground dance music labels and event organisers start off their programme on Thursday, leaving the Wednesday’s agenda relatively lean. Which, in our eyes, offers an opportunity for Wednesday night to become the ADE’s night for the up-and-coming label showcases. However even so, Wednesday night shall not let down in any capacity!

Henrik Schwarz and Metropole Orkest – Scripted Orkestra | Melkweg | Tickets

The 5-day festival kicks-off, as usual, with a grand opening concert. For the second time already, this honourable moment is given to the hands of the one and only, Henrik Schwarz. This year the dance music maestro has teamed up with a dutch multiple Grammy winning jazz and pop orchestra Metropole Orkest, for an hour lasting symbiosis between electronic and orchestral music “Scripted Orchestra”.

Expectations for a memorable evening should be set. Since along MO’s renowned abilities of orchestral interpretations is Henrik’s ingenious abilities in crossing and bending the spectres of classics, jazz and electronic music his very own unique manner (watch his discussion with pianist Bugge Hesseltoft on improvisation).

Awakenings x Len Faki present Figure Nacht | Gashouder | Tickets

Once again, Awakenings claims it’s metallic fortress – the Gashouder and for the starting night presents a deep’n’dark quality techno night brought by Len Faki, the resident of Berlin’s Berghain. The line-up embraces two live techno acts – one by Jeroen Search, Holland’s well-kept techno secret and another by the brothers from Detroit Octave One, who always deliver a mesmerising performance. As the night winds into the dark, the host of the night himself takes over, finishing with a set by this years’ worldwide techno breakthrough – Rødhåd. It’s an assembly of a subliminal venue for techno sound and a perfectly curated sequence of experienced performers, that can deliver.

Pan Pot presents Second State | De Marktkantine | Tickets*

The german duo Pan Pot lodges in Amsterdam’s Marktkantine to present their label and creative platform Second State, providing a solid line-up for both house and techno fans. Along with the hosts and the label heads themselves, the main room will host some hard hitting techno sounds by Stephan Hinz (live), Amelie Lens, presenting her newest EP “Let it Go“, and our new favourite in the techno realm, Michael Klein. While the Amsterdam house scene will be represented by the charismatic Boris Werner and Benny Rodriguez.

*Ticketsale starts on Tuesday August 23 at 12.30 PM

Reclaim Your City | Radion | Tickets

For certain, Wednesday does not disappoint the techno fans. This event is probably the most interesting for scouts of new sound in productions and the fans of the underdogs. The Berlin-based Reclaim Your City, a techno label established four years ago, is certainly one under our radar for talent from across the globe. On this night expect the legendary DJ Boris (Ostgut Ton), Ron Albrecht (Dystopian), Volte-Face (BleeD), Anetha (Blocaus), Doka (Konstrukt) B2B Mirella Kroes (Motiv) and the very unique producer frenchman Shlømo (Taapion). The organisers promise: “expect to be dragged into a world of overwhelming depth to pounding and percussive subs”.

Four Tet / Floating Points | De School | Tickets

One minute – the time it took for a sale out of the tickets to see the two soon to be called Maestro’s of our time. Note, that none of the men will have a live setting, but that does not stop either in creating a magical vibe when they are on stage. Ones that had the chance to be the witnesses of Four Tet‘s set along with Jon Hopkins at Trouw in 2014 during ADE will certainly never forget the night, when the music was so good, leaving the dancefloor for even a moment didn’t feel right. As new memories replace the old ones, Four Tet shall be joined by the genius Floating Points to lift the dancefloor of De School.

Line-up: Four Tet | Floating Points

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Article source: http://www.deephouseamsterdam.com/ade-essentials-2016-wednesday-oct-19/



Dekmantel-Sao-Paulo

For the first time, Dekmantel will bring its Amsterdam festival across the seas, touching down for a two day event in Sa?o Paulo, Brazil.

Over 4-5 February, Dekmamntel and the likes ofNicolas Jaar, Jeff Mills, Nina Kraviz, Ben UFO, and Joy Orbison will showcase the sound that makes it one of Holland’s most respected events. Also on hand will be Brazilian maestro’s Hermeto Pascoal and Azymuth will join a bill that also includes Moodyman, John Talabot, Palms Trax, Shanti Celeste, and a Dutch delegation of Tom Trago, Young Marco, and Fatima Yamaha.

The event jockeys between two venues: The classically designed The Jockey Club by day and the industrial Fabriketa by night. Tickets go on sale on 4 October so don’t sleep!

Demkmantel-Sao-Paulo

4-5 February | Dekmantel: Sao Paolo | Tickets (October 4) | Sao Paolo, Brazil

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(CNN) — Here’s some background information about the Summer Olympics, which is held every four years. In 2016, the Games were held August 5-21, in Rio de Janeiro.

Summer Olympics:
The first revival of the Olympics was held in Athens, Greece from April 6, 1896 – April 15, 1896.

The first modern Olympic champion was James Connolly (USA), who won the triple jump event.

Fourteen nations and 241 athletes (all men) competed in 43 events at the first modern Olympic Games.

The Olympic Flame was first lit during the opening ceremony of the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam.

Aquatics:
1896 – Swimming is part of the first modern Olympic games in Athens. The first events are freestyle and breaststroke.
1900 – Men’s water polo is added to the Olympic games in Paris. Backstroke is added to the swimming events.
1904 – Diving is added to the Olympics in St. Louis.
1912 – Women’s swimming and diving are added to the Olympics in Stockholm.
1984 – Individual and duet synchronized swimming are added to the Olympics in Los Angeles.
1996 – Synchronized swimming is changed to team competition. Each team has eight members.
2000 – Synchronized diving and women’s water polo are added to the Olympics in Sydney. Synchronized swimming is altered again to include both team and duet competition.
2008 – A 10km swimming race, swum in open water rather than a pool, debuts at the Olympics. Both men and women compete.

Archery:
1900 – Archery is added to the Olympic games in Paris.
1912 – Archery is excluded from the Olympics in Stockholm.
1920 – The last time archery appears in the Olympics until 1972.
1972 – Archery is added back into the Olympic competition in Munich.
1988 – Team archery is added to the Olympics in Seoul.
1992 – The Olympic Round archery format is established at the Olympics in Barcelona.

Athletics (Track Field):
776 BC – Athletics are part of the first ancient Olympic games in Greece.
1896 – Athletics are part of the first modern Olympics in Athens. Competitions included are 100m, 1,500m, 110m hurdles, Marathon, long jump, triple jump, pole vault, discus, shot put and high jump.
1924 – Women’s athletics events are added to the Olympics in Amsterdam. Competitions included are 100m, 800m, 4 x 100m, high jump and discus.
1984 – Women’s marathon is added to the Olympic games in Los Angeles.
2008 – The women’s 3000 meter steeplechase debuts as an Olympic event.

Badminton:
1992 – Badminton is added to the Olympics in Barcelona.

Baseball:
1992 – Baseball is added to the Olympics in Barcelona.
2012 – Baseball is dropped from the Olympics in London.

Basketball:
1904 – Basketball is an exhibition event at the Olympics in St. Louis.
1936 – Men’s basketball is added to the Olympics in Berlin.
1976 – Women’s basketball is added to the Olympics in Montreal.
1992 – Participation rules are changed to allow professional basketball players to participate on the Olympic teams.

Boxing:
688 BC – Boxing is added to the ancient Olympic games.
1896 – A committee decides that boxing is too dangerous for the modern Olympic games.
1904 – Boxing is added to the Olympic games in St. Louis.
1912 – Boxing is eliminated from the Olympics in Stockholm due to a law banning boxing in Sweden.
1920 – Boxing is added again to the Olympics in Antwerp.
2012 – Women’s boxing makes its debut at the London Olympics.

Canoeing:
1924 – Canoe/kayak flatwater racing is an exhibition event at the Olympics in Paris.
1936 – Men’s canoe/kayak flatwater racing is added to the Olympics in Berlin.
1948 – Women’s canoe/kayak flatwater racing is added to the Olympics in London.
1972 – Canoe/kayak slalom racing is added to the Olympics in Munich
1992 – Canoe/kayak slalom racing is a competition in the Olympics in Barcelona for the first time since 1972.

Cycling:
1896 – Cycling is part of the first modern Olympics in Athens. The two events are road race and track cycling.
1996 – Mountain bike racing debuts at the Atlanta Olympics.
2008 – Bicycle Moto Cross (BMX) debuts as an Olympic event, for both men and women.

Equestrian:
1900 – Jumping is added to the Olympic game in Paris.
1912 – Dressage and Eventing are added to Jumping as the three areas of equestrian events at the Olympics in Stockholm.
1952 – Participation rules are changed to allow non-cavalry officers to compete in the Olympics.

Fencing:
1896 – Fencing is part of the first modern Olympics in Athens.

Football (Soccer):
1896 – Football is an exhibition event at the first modern Olympics in Athens.
1908 – Football is added to the Olympic games in London.
1984 – Participation rules are changed to allow professional football players to participate on the Olympic teams.

Golf:
1900 – Golf makes its debut at the Olympics in Paris.
2016 – After a 112-year hiatus, golf is included at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Gymnastics:
1896 – Men’s artistic gymnastics is part of the first modern Olympics in Athens. The men compete in six apparatus: horizontal bar, parallel bars, pommel horse, rings, vault, and rope climbing.
1928 – Women’s artistic gymnastics is added to the Olympics in Amsterdam.
1936 – Men’s artistic gymnastics individual events are changed to include floor exercises, side horse (pommel horse), rings, parallel bars, horizontal bar and long horse (vault) at the Olympics in Berlin.
1952 – Women’s artistic gymnastics individual events introduce the four apparatus format: vault, uneven bars, balance beam, and floor exercises at the Olympics in Helsinki.
1984 – Rhythmic gymnastics is an exhibition event at the Olympic games in Los Angeles.
1996 – Rhythmic gymnastics is added to the Olympics in Atlanta.
2000 – Trampoline is added to the Olympics in Sydney.

Handball:
1936 – Handball is an exhibition event at the Olympic games in Berlin.
1972 – Handball is added to the Olympics in Munich.

Hockey:
1908 – Field Hockey is added to the Olympics in London.

Judo
1964 – Men’s judo becomes the first Asian sport to be added to the Olympics in Tokyo.
1992 – Women’s judo is added to the Olympics in Barcelona.

Modern Pentathlon:
The Modern pentathlon includes shooting, fencing, swimming, riding, and cross-country running.
708 BC – Ancient pentathlon is added in the ancient Olympic games.
1912 – Men’s modern pentathlon is added to the Olympics in Stockholm.
2000 – Women’s modern pentathlon is added to the Olympics in Sydney.

Rowing
1900 – Men’s rowing is added to the Olympics in Paris.
1976 – Women’s rowing is added to the Olympics in Montreal.

Rugby Sevens
2016 – Rugby sevens debuts at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Sailing
1900 – Sailing is added to the Olympics in Paris.

Shooting
1896 – Men’s shooting is part of the first modern Olympics in Athens.
1984 – Women’s shooting is added to the Olympics in Los Angeles.

Softball
1996 – Softball is added to the Olympics in Atlanta.
2012 – Softball is dropped from the Olympics in London.

Table Tennis
1988 – Table tennis is added to the Olympics in Seoul.

Taekwondo
1980 – The IOC officially recognizes taekwondo as an Olympic sport.
1988 and 1992 – Taekwondo is an exhibition event at the Olympic games in Seoul and Barcelona.
2000 – Taekwondo is officially added to the Olympic games in Sydney as a competitive event.

Tennis
1896-1924 – Tennis is included in the Olympic games.
1984 – Tennis is an exhibition event at the Olympic games in Los Angeles.
1988 – Tennis is reinstated at the Olympics games in Seoul.

Triathlon
Participants swim 1500 meters, cycle 40 kilometers and run 10 km in succession.
1994 – The IOC officially recognizes the triathlon as an Olympic sport.
2000 – Triathlon is added to the Olympics in Sydney.

Volleyball
1964 – Men’s and women’s volleyball is added to the Olympic games in Tokyo.
1996 – Men’s and women’s beach volleyball is added to the Olympic games in Atlanta.

Weightlifting
1896 – Weightlifting is part of the first modern Olympics in Athens.
2000 – Women’s weightlifting is added to the Olympics in Sydney.

Wrestling
776 BC – Wrestling is part of the first ancient Olympic games in Greece.
1896 – Greco-Roman wrestling is part of the first modern Olympics in Athens.
1904 – Free style wrestling is included in the Olympics.
1908 – After a brief hiatus, Greco-roman wrestling is reinstated in the Olympics.
2004 – Women’s free style wrestling is added to the Olympics in Athens.

TM © 2016 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved.

Article source: http://www.kpax.com/story/33226752/summer-olympics-competitions-fast-facts


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CNN Library

(CNN) — Here’s some background information about the Summer Olympics, which is held every four years. In 2016, the Games were held August 5-21, in Rio de Janeiro.

Summer Olympics:
The first revival of the Olympics was held in Athens, Greece from April 6, 1896 – April 15, 1896.

The first modern Olympic champion was James Connolly (USA), who won the triple jump event.

Fourteen nations and 241 athletes (all men) competed in 43 events at the first modern Olympic Games.

The Olympic Flame was first lit during the opening ceremony of the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam.

Aquatics:
1896 – Swimming is part of the first modern Olympic games in Athens. The first events are freestyle and breaststroke.
1900 – Men’s water polo is added to the Olympic games in Paris. Backstroke is added to the swimming events.
1904 – Diving is added to the Olympics in St. Louis.
1912 – Women’s swimming and diving are added to the Olympics in Stockholm.
1984 – Individual and duet synchronized swimming are added to the Olympics in Los Angeles.
1996 – Synchronized swimming is changed to team competition. Each team has eight members.
2000 – Synchronized diving and women’s water polo are added to the Olympics in Sydney. Synchronized swimming is altered again to include both team and duet competition.
2008 – A 10km swimming race, swum in open water rather than a pool, debuts at the Olympics. Both men and women compete.

Archery:
1900 – Archery is added to the Olympic games in Paris.
1912 – Archery is excluded from the Olympics in Stockholm.
1920 – The last time archery appears in the Olympics until 1972.
1972 – Archery is added back into the Olympic competition in Munich.
1988 – Team archery is added to the Olympics in Seoul.
1992 – The Olympic Round archery format is established at the Olympics in Barcelona.

Athletics (Track Field):
776 BC – Athletics are part of the first ancient Olympic games in Greece.
1896 – Athletics are part of the first modern Olympics in Athens. Competitions included are 100m, 1,500m, 110m hurdles, Marathon, long jump, triple jump, pole vault, discus, shot put and high jump.
1924 – Women’s athletics events are added to the Olympics in Amsterdam. Competitions included are 100m, 800m, 4 x 100m, high jump and discus.
1984 – Women’s marathon is added to the Olympic games in Los Angeles.
2008 – The women’s 3000 meter steeplechase debuts as an Olympic event.

Badminton:
1992 – Badminton is added to the Olympics in Barcelona.

Baseball:
1992 – Baseball is added to the Olympics in Barcelona.
2012 – Baseball is dropped from the Olympics in London.

Basketball:
1904 – Basketball is an exhibition event at the Olympics in St. Louis.
1936 – Men’s basketball is added to the Olympics in Berlin.
1976 – Women’s basketball is added to the Olympics in Montreal.
1992 – Participation rules are changed to allow professional basketball players to participate on the Olympic teams.

Boxing:
688 BC – Boxing is added to the ancient Olympic games.
1896 – A committee decides that boxing is too dangerous for the modern Olympic games.
1904 – Boxing is added to the Olympic games in St. Louis.
1912 – Boxing is eliminated from the Olympics in Stockholm due to a law banning boxing in Sweden.
1920 – Boxing is added again to the Olympics in Antwerp.
2012 – Women’s boxing makes its debut at the London Olympics.

Canoeing:
1924 – Canoe/kayak flatwater racing is an exhibition event at the Olympics in Paris.
1936 – Men’s canoe/kayak flatwater racing is added to the Olympics in Berlin.
1948 – Women’s canoe/kayak flatwater racing is added to the Olympics in London.
1972 – Canoe/kayak slalom racing is added to the Olympics in Munich
1992 – Canoe/kayak slalom racing is a competition in the Olympics in Barcelona for the first time since 1972.

Cycling:
1896 – Cycling is part of the first modern Olympics in Athens. The two events are road race and track cycling.
1996 – Mountain bike racing debuts at the Atlanta Olympics.
2008 – Bicycle Moto Cross (BMX) debuts as an Olympic event, for both men and women.

Equestrian:
1900 – Jumping is added to the Olympic game in Paris.
1912 – Dressage and Eventing are added to Jumping as the three areas of equestrian events at the Olympics in Stockholm.
1952 – Participation rules are changed to allow non-cavalry officers to compete in the Olympics.

Fencing:
1896 – Fencing is part of the first modern Olympics in Athens.

Football (Soccer):
1896 – Football is an exhibition event at the first modern Olympics in Athens.
1908 – Football is added to the Olympic games in London.
1984 – Participation rules are changed to allow professional football players to participate on the Olympic teams.

Golf:
1900 – Golf makes its debut at the Olympics in Paris.
2016 – After a 112-year hiatus, golf is included at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Gymnastics:
1896 – Men’s artistic gymnastics is part of the first modern Olympics in Athens. The men compete in six apparatus: horizontal bar, parallel bars, pommel horse, rings, vault, and rope climbing.
1928 – Women’s artistic gymnastics is added to the Olympics in Amsterdam.
1936 – Men’s artistic gymnastics individual events are changed to include floor exercises, side horse (pommel horse), rings, parallel bars, horizontal bar and long horse (vault) at the Olympics in Berlin.
1952 – Women’s artistic gymnastics individual events introduce the four apparatus format: vault, uneven bars, balance beam, and floor exercises at the Olympics in Helsinki.
1984 – Rhythmic gymnastics is an exhibition event at the Olympic games in Los Angeles.
1996 – Rhythmic gymnastics is added to the Olympics in Atlanta.
2000 – Trampoline is added to the Olympics in Sydney.

Handball:
1936 – Handball is an exhibition event at the Olympic games in Berlin.
1972 – Handball is added to the Olympics in Munich.

Hockey:
1908 – Field Hockey is added to the Olympics in London.

Judo
1964 – Men’s judo becomes the first Asian sport to be added to the Olympics in Tokyo.
1992 – Women’s judo is added to the Olympics in Barcelona.

Modern Pentathlon:
The Modern pentathlon includes shooting, fencing, swimming, riding, and cross-country running.
708 BC – Ancient pentathlon is added in the ancient Olympic games.
1912 – Men’s modern pentathlon is added to the Olympics in Stockholm.
2000 – Women’s modern pentathlon is added to the Olympics in Sydney.

Rowing
1900 – Men’s rowing is added to the Olympics in Paris.
1976 – Women’s rowing is added to the Olympics in Montreal.

Rugby Sevens
2016 – Rugby sevens debuts at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Sailing
1900 – Sailing is added to the Olympics in Paris.

Shooting
1896 – Men’s shooting is part of the first modern Olympics in Athens.
1984 – Women’s shooting is added to the Olympics in Los Angeles.

Softball
1996 – Softball is added to the Olympics in Atlanta.
2012 – Softball is dropped from the Olympics in London.

Table Tennis
1988 – Table tennis is added to the Olympics in Seoul.

Taekwondo
1980 – The IOC officially recognizes taekwondo as an Olympic sport.
1988 and 1992 – Taekwondo is an exhibition event at the Olympic games in Seoul and Barcelona.
2000 – Taekwondo is officially added to the Olympic games in Sydney as a competitive event.

Tennis
1896-1924 – Tennis is included in the Olympic games.
1984 – Tennis is an exhibition event at the Olympic games in Los Angeles.
1988 – Tennis is reinstated at the Olympics games in Seoul.

Triathlon
Participants swim 1500 meters, cycle 40 kilometers and run 10 km in succession.
1994 – The IOC officially recognizes the triathlon as an Olympic sport.
2000 – Triathlon is added to the Olympics in Sydney.

Volleyball
1964 – Men’s and women’s volleyball is added to the Olympic games in Tokyo.
1996 – Men’s and women’s beach volleyball is added to the Olympic games in Atlanta.

Weightlifting
1896 – Weightlifting is part of the first modern Olympics in Athens.
2000 – Women’s weightlifting is added to the Olympics in Sydney.

Wrestling
776 BC – Wrestling is part of the first ancient Olympic games in Greece.
1896 – Greco-Roman wrestling is part of the first modern Olympics in Athens.
1904 – Free style wrestling is included in the Olympics.
1908 – After a brief hiatus, Greco-roman wrestling is reinstated in the Olympics.
2004 – Women’s free style wrestling is added to the Olympics in Athens.

TM © 2016 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved.

Article source: http://www.ktvq.com/story/33226752/summer-olympics-competitions-fast-facts


VU University studentsVU University Amsterdam invites prospective students to visit Dutch capital and attend its Open Day on 5 November. During the event, students will explore VU’s international programmes in Business, Economics, Computer Sciences, and Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Why visit Open Day?

Admission requirements at Dutch research universities are more strict than at universities of applied sciences. Students must obtain pre-university high school certificate and pass English exam with higher grades in order to apply. That is the cost of an academic degree, Bachelor of Sciences or Arts. These diplomas open many doors, from professional career at renowned companies to Master’s programmes at top world universities.

VU University Amsterdam is ranked within top 200 of the most reputable university rankings and teaches best students, the ones with high motivation and ambitions. You have to reach necessary academic level and pass entrance exams to study at VU. And best way to find out what do you need for admission is to ask questions to the university’s staff members. It is far more easy to do during personal conversations than via email exchange.

Another important reason to attend Open Day is to explore university’s campus and talk to current students. Bachelor’s study takes 3 years to complete and it must be comfortable 3 years. Only you can say if you like color of walls, acoustics at lecture hall or smells at student cafe. And you can’t check it via the Internet.

When to come?

Bachelor’s Days at VU University Amsterdam are scheduled for 5 November and 11 February. The events are free and don’t require registration.

If you can’t come to Amsterdam these days, email to the international study advisor of your programme to setup personal meeting. Their contacts can be found on the VU website.

Which programmes will be showcased?

VU University Amsterdam offers 6 Bachelor’s programmes, taught in English, these are:

  • Business Analytics,
  • Computer Science,
  • International Business Administration,
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences (Amsterdam University College),
  • Literature and Society,
  • Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE, J. S. Mill College).

Please note, that the Liberal Arts and Sciences programme accepts new students until 1 February, 2017. Application deadline for other programmes is 1 April, 2017.

For more details, please visit the Bachelor’s programmes page on the VU website.

Article source: http://www.eurogates.nl/news/a/3714/vu-university-amsterdam-showcases-bachelors-programmes/


CNN Library

(CNN) — Here’s some background information about the Summer Olympics, which is held every four years. In 2016, the Games were held August 5-21, in Rio de Janeiro.

Summer Olympics:
The first revival of the Olympics was held in Athens, Greece from April 6, 1896 – April 15, 1896.

The first modern Olympic champion was James Connolly (USA), who won the triple jump event.

Fourteen nations and 241 athletes (all men) competed in 43 events at the first modern Olympic Games.

The Olympic Flame was first lit during the opening ceremony of the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam.

Aquatics:
1896 – Swimming is part of the first modern Olympic games in Athens. The first events are freestyle and breaststroke.
1900 – Men’s water polo is added to the Olympic games in Paris. Backstroke is added to the swimming events.
1904 – Diving is added to the Olympics in St. Louis.
1912 – Women’s swimming and diving are added to the Olympics in Stockholm.
1984 – Individual and duet synchronized swimming are added to the Olympics in Los Angeles.
1996 – Synchronized swimming is changed to team competition. Each team has eight members.
2000 – Synchronized diving and women’s water polo are added to the Olympics in Sydney. Synchronized swimming is altered again to include both team and duet competition.
2008 – A 10km swimming race, swum in open water rather than a pool, debuts at the Olympics. Both men and women compete.

Archery:
1900 – Archery is added to the Olympic games in Paris.
1912 – Archery is excluded from the Olympics in Stockholm.
1920 – The last time archery appears in the Olympics until 1972.
1972 – Archery is added back into the Olympic competition in Munich.
1988 – Team archery is added to the Olympics in Seoul.
1992 – The Olympic Round archery format is established at the Olympics in Barcelona.

Athletics (Track Field):
776 BC – Athletics are part of the first ancient Olympic games in Greece.
1896 – Athletics are part of the first modern Olympics in Athens. Competitions included are 100m, 1,500m, 110m hurdles, Marathon, long jump, triple jump, pole vault, discus, shot put and high jump.
1924 – Women’s athletics events are added to the Olympics in Amsterdam. Competitions included are 100m, 800m, 4 x 100m, high jump and discus.
1984 – Women’s marathon is added to the Olympic games in Los Angeles.
2008 – The women’s 3000 meter steeplechase debuts as an Olympic event.

Badminton:
1992 – Badminton is added to the Olympics in Barcelona.

Baseball:
1992 – Baseball is added to the Olympics in Barcelona.
2012 – Baseball is dropped from the Olympics in London.

Basketball:
1904 – Basketball is an exhibition event at the Olympics in St. Louis.
1936 – Men’s basketball is added to the Olympics in Berlin.
1976 – Women’s basketball is added to the Olympics in Montreal.
1992 – Participation rules are changed to allow professional basketball players to participate on the Olympic teams.

Boxing:
688 BC – Boxing is added to the ancient Olympic games.
1896 – A committee decides that boxing is too dangerous for the modern Olympic games.
1904 – Boxing is added to the Olympic games in St. Louis.
1912 – Boxing is eliminated from the Olympics in Stockholm due to a law banning boxing in Sweden.
1920 – Boxing is added again to the Olympics in Antwerp.
2012 – Women’s boxing makes its debut at the London Olympics.

Canoeing:
1924 – Canoe/kayak flatwater racing is an exhibition event at the Olympics in Paris.
1936 – Men’s canoe/kayak flatwater racing is added to the Olympics in Berlin.
1948 – Women’s canoe/kayak flatwater racing is added to the Olympics in London.
1972 – Canoe/kayak slalom racing is added to the Olympics in Munich
1992 – Canoe/kayak slalom racing is a competition in the Olympics in Barcelona for the first time since 1972.

Cycling:
1896 – Cycling is part of the first modern Olympics in Athens. The two events are road race and track cycling.
1996 – Mountain bike racing debuts at the Atlanta Olympics.
2008 – Bicycle Moto Cross (BMX) debuts as an Olympic event, for both men and women.

Equestrian:
1900 – Jumping is added to the Olympic game in Paris.
1912 – Dressage and Eventing are added to Jumping as the three areas of equestrian events at the Olympics in Stockholm.
1952 – Participation rules are changed to allow non-cavalry officers to compete in the Olympics.

Fencing:
1896 – Fencing is part of the first modern Olympics in Athens.

Football (Soccer):
1896 – Football is an exhibition event at the first modern Olympics in Athens.
1908 – Football is added to the Olympic games in London.
1984 – Participation rules are changed to allow professional football players to participate on the Olympic teams.

Golf:
1900 – Golf makes its debut at the Olympics in Paris.
2016 – After a 112-year hiatus, golf is included at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Gymnastics:
1896 – Men’s artistic gymnastics is part of the first modern Olympics in Athens. The men compete in six apparatus: horizontal bar, parallel bars, pommel horse, rings, vault, and rope climbing.
1928 – Women’s artistic gymnastics is added to the Olympics in Amsterdam.
1936 – Men’s artistic gymnastics individual events are changed to include floor exercises, side horse (pommel horse), rings, parallel bars, horizontal bar and long horse (vault) at the Olympics in Berlin.
1952 – Women’s artistic gymnastics individual events introduce the four apparatus format: vault, uneven bars, balance beam, and floor exercises at the Olympics in Helsinki.
1984 – Rhythmic gymnastics is an exhibition event at the Olympic games in Los Angeles.
1996 – Rhythmic gymnastics is added to the Olympics in Atlanta.
2000 – Trampoline is added to the Olympics in Sydney.

Handball:
1936 – Handball is an exhibition event at the Olympic games in Berlin.
1972 – Handball is added to the Olympics in Munich.

Hockey:
1908 – Field Hockey is added to the Olympics in London.

Judo
1964 – Men’s judo becomes the first Asian sport to be added to the Olympics in Tokyo.
1992 – Women’s judo is added to the Olympics in Barcelona.

Modern Pentathlon:
The Modern pentathlon includes shooting, fencing, swimming, riding, and cross-country running.
708 BC – Ancient pentathlon is added in the ancient Olympic games.
1912 – Men’s modern pentathlon is added to the Olympics in Stockholm.
2000 – Women’s modern pentathlon is added to the Olympics in Sydney.

Rowing
1900 – Men’s rowing is added to the Olympics in Paris.
1976 – Women’s rowing is added to the Olympics in Montreal.

Rugby Sevens
2016 – Rugby sevens debuts at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Sailing
1900 – Sailing is added to the Olympics in Paris.

Shooting
1896 – Men’s shooting is part of the first modern Olympics in Athens.
1984 – Women’s shooting is added to the Olympics in Los Angeles.

Softball
1996 – Softball is added to the Olympics in Atlanta.
2012 – Softball is dropped from the Olympics in London.

Table Tennis
1988 – Table tennis is added to the Olympics in Seoul.

Taekwondo
1980 – The IOC officially recognizes taekwondo as an Olympic sport.
1988 and 1992 – Taekwondo is an exhibition event at the Olympic games in Seoul and Barcelona.
2000 – Taekwondo is officially added to the Olympic games in Sydney as a competitive event.

Tennis
1896-1924 – Tennis is included in the Olympic games.
1984 – Tennis is an exhibition event at the Olympic games in Los Angeles.
1988 – Tennis is reinstated at the Olympics games in Seoul.

Triathlon
Participants swim 1500 meters, cycle 40 kilometers and run 10 km in succession.
1994 – The IOC officially recognizes the triathlon as an Olympic sport.
2000 – Triathlon is added to the Olympics in Sydney.

Volleyball
1964 – Men’s and women’s volleyball is added to the Olympic games in Tokyo.
1996 – Men’s and women’s beach volleyball is added to the Olympic games in Atlanta.

Weightlifting
1896 – Weightlifting is part of the first modern Olympics in Athens.
2000 – Women’s weightlifting is added to the Olympics in Sydney.

Wrestling
776 BC – Wrestling is part of the first ancient Olympic games in Greece.
1896 – Greco-Roman wrestling is part of the first modern Olympics in Athens.
1904 – Free style wrestling is included in the Olympics.
1908 – After a brief hiatus, Greco-roman wrestling is reinstated in the Olympics.
2004 – Women’s free style wrestling is added to the Olympics in Athens.

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(CNN) — Here’s some background information about the Summer Olympics, which is held every four years. In 2016, the Games were held August 5-21, in Rio de Janeiro.

Summer Olympics:
The first revival of the Olympics was held in Athens, Greece from April 6, 1896 – April 15, 1896.

The first modern Olympic champion was James Connolly (USA), who won the triple jump event.

Fourteen nations and 241 athletes (all men) competed in 43 events at the first modern Olympic Games.

The Olympic Flame was first lit during the opening ceremony of the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam.

Aquatics:
1896 – Swimming is part of the first modern Olympic games in Athens. The first events are freestyle and breaststroke.
1900 – Men’s water polo is added to the Olympic games in Paris. Backstroke is added to the swimming events.
1904 – Diving is added to the Olympics in St. Louis.
1912 – Women’s swimming and diving are added to the Olympics in Stockholm.
1984 – Individual and duet synchronized swimming are added to the Olympics in Los Angeles.
1996 – Synchronized swimming is changed to team competition. Each team has eight members.
2000 – Synchronized diving and women’s water polo are added to the Olympics in Sydney. Synchronized swimming is altered again to include both team and duet competition.
2008 – A 10km swimming race, swum in open water rather than a pool, debuts at the Olympics. Both men and women compete.

Archery:
1900 – Archery is added to the Olympic games in Paris.
1912 – Archery is excluded from the Olympics in Stockholm.
1920 – The last time archery appears in the Olympics until 1972.
1972 – Archery is added back into the Olympic competition in Munich.
1988 – Team archery is added to the Olympics in Seoul.
1992 – The Olympic Round archery format is established at the Olympics in Barcelona.

Athletics (Track Field):
776 BC – Athletics are part of the first ancient Olympic games in Greece.
1896 – Athletics are part of the first modern Olympics in Athens. Competitions included are 100m, 1,500m, 110m hurdles, Marathon, long jump, triple jump, pole vault, discus, shot put and high jump.
1924 – Women’s athletics events are added to the Olympics in Amsterdam. Competitions included are 100m, 800m, 4 x 100m, high jump and discus.
1984 – Women’s marathon is added to the Olympic games in Los Angeles.
2008 – The women’s 3000 meter steeplechase debuts as an Olympic event.

Badminton:
1992 – Badminton is added to the Olympics in Barcelona.

Baseball:
1992 – Baseball is added to the Olympics in Barcelona.
2012 – Baseball is dropped from the Olympics in London.

Basketball:
1904 – Basketball is an exhibition event at the Olympics in St. Louis.
1936 – Men’s basketball is added to the Olympics in Berlin.
1976 – Women’s basketball is added to the Olympics in Montreal.
1992 – Participation rules are changed to allow professional basketball players to participate on the Olympic teams.

Boxing:
688 BC – Boxing is added to the ancient Olympic games.
1896 – A committee decides that boxing is too dangerous for the modern Olympic games.
1904 – Boxing is added to the Olympic games in St. Louis.
1912 – Boxing is eliminated from the Olympics in Stockholm due to a law banning boxing in Sweden.
1920 – Boxing is added again to the Olympics in Antwerp.
2012 – Women’s boxing makes its debut at the London Olympics.

Canoeing:
1924 – Canoe/kayak flatwater racing is an exhibition event at the Olympics in Paris.
1936 – Men’s canoe/kayak flatwater racing is added to the Olympics in Berlin.
1948 – Women’s canoe/kayak flatwater racing is added to the Olympics in London.
1972 – Canoe/kayak slalom racing is added to the Olympics in Munich
1992 – Canoe/kayak slalom racing is a competition in the Olympics in Barcelona for the first time since 1972.

Cycling:
1896 – Cycling is part of the first modern Olympics in Athens. The two events are road race and track cycling.
1996 – Mountain bike racing debuts at the Atlanta Olympics.
2008 – Bicycle Moto Cross (BMX) debuts as an Olympic event, for both men and women.

Equestrian:
1900 – Jumping is added to the Olympic game in Paris.
1912 – Dressage and Eventing are added to Jumping as the three areas of equestrian events at the Olympics in Stockholm.
1952 – Participation rules are changed to allow non-cavalry officers to compete in the Olympics.

Fencing:
1896 – Fencing is part of the first modern Olympics in Athens.

Football (Soccer):
1896 – Football is an exhibition event at the first modern Olympics in Athens.
1908 – Football is added to the Olympic games in London.
1984 – Participation rules are changed to allow professional football players to participate on the Olympic teams.

Golf:
1900 – Golf makes its debut at the Olympics in Paris.
2016 – After a 112-year hiatus, golf is included at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Gymnastics:
1896 – Men’s artistic gymnastics is part of the first modern Olympics in Athens. The men compete in six apparatus: horizontal bar, parallel bars, pommel horse, rings, vault, and rope climbing.
1928 – Women’s artistic gymnastics is added to the Olympics in Amsterdam.
1936 – Men’s artistic gymnastics individual events are changed to include floor exercises, side horse (pommel horse), rings, parallel bars, horizontal bar and long horse (vault) at the Olympics in Berlin.
1952 – Women’s artistic gymnastics individual events introduce the four apparatus format: vault, uneven bars, balance beam, and floor exercises at the Olympics in Helsinki.
1984 – Rhythmic gymnastics is an exhibition event at the Olympic games in Los Angeles.
1996 – Rhythmic gymnastics is added to the Olympics in Atlanta.
2000 – Trampoline is added to the Olympics in Sydney.

Handball:
1936 – Handball is an exhibition event at the Olympic games in Berlin.
1972 – Handball is added to the Olympics in Munich.

Hockey:
1908 – Field Hockey is added to the Olympics in London.

Judo
1964 – Men’s judo becomes the first Asian sport to be added to the Olympics in Tokyo.
1992 – Women’s judo is added to the Olympics in Barcelona.

Modern Pentathlon:
The Modern pentathlon includes shooting, fencing, swimming, riding, and cross-country running.
708 BC – Ancient pentathlon is added in the ancient Olympic games.
1912 – Men’s modern pentathlon is added to the Olympics in Stockholm.
2000 – Women’s modern pentathlon is added to the Olympics in Sydney.

Rowing
1900 – Men’s rowing is added to the Olympics in Paris.
1976 – Women’s rowing is added to the Olympics in Montreal.

Rugby Sevens
2016 – Rugby sevens debuts at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Sailing
1900 – Sailing is added to the Olympics in Paris.

Shooting
1896 – Men’s shooting is part of the first modern Olympics in Athens.
1984 – Women’s shooting is added to the Olympics in Los Angeles.

Softball
1996 – Softball is added to the Olympics in Atlanta.
2012 – Softball is dropped from the Olympics in London.

Table Tennis
1988 – Table tennis is added to the Olympics in Seoul.

Taekwondo
1980 – The IOC officially recognizes taekwondo as an Olympic sport.
1988 and 1992 – Taekwondo is an exhibition event at the Olympic games in Seoul and Barcelona.
2000 – Taekwondo is officially added to the Olympic games in Sydney as a competitive event.

Tennis
1896-1924 – Tennis is included in the Olympic games.
1984 – Tennis is an exhibition event at the Olympic games in Los Angeles.
1988 – Tennis is reinstated at the Olympics games in Seoul.

Triathlon
Participants swim 1500 meters, cycle 40 kilometers and run 10 km in succession.
1994 – The IOC officially recognizes the triathlon as an Olympic sport.
2000 – Triathlon is added to the Olympics in Sydney.

Volleyball
1964 – Men’s and women’s volleyball is added to the Olympic games in Tokyo.
1996 – Men’s and women’s beach volleyball is added to the Olympic games in Atlanta.

Weightlifting
1896 – Weightlifting is part of the first modern Olympics in Athens.
2000 – Women’s weightlifting is added to the Olympics in Sydney.

Wrestling
776 BC – Wrestling is part of the first ancient Olympic games in Greece.
1896 – Greco-Roman wrestling is part of the first modern Olympics in Athens.
1904 – Free style wrestling is included in the Olympics.
1908 – After a brief hiatus, Greco-roman wrestling is reinstated in the Olympics.
2004 – Women’s free style wrestling is added to the Olympics in Athens.

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