2004 Summer Games Host: Athens, Greece Medal table winner: United States of America Held between August 13th and 29th, the 2004 games saw the modern Olympics return to its birthplace of Athens. In memory of the inaugural tournament in 1896, the original Panathenaic stadium was used for archery and ancient Olympia […]
The Rio 2016 Olympics are still a few months away but the countdown is very much on. Last week a torch was lit in Olympia, where the games were originated, and already the flame has travelled from Greece across the Atlantic to Brazil – a journey of over 6000 miles. The flame was flown inside […]
Britain decided not to join as the government believed our economy was stable and economists were sceptical saying it wouldn’t last 10 years.