"Histoire des Jeux Olympiques Modernes" has been shared to the blog from the French reading practice section of the learning library where you can find a large selection of interactive texts to help you with your reading skills.
Nearly fifteen centuries after their creation in ancient times, the Olympic Games rose from their ashes in 1896, thanks to the dedication of one man in particular: Baron Pierre de Coubertin. Learn more about this modern undertaking in the following video.
Note: The tenses in this French article and its English translation don’t match! In French, we use the present tense to describe historical stories like this to evoke a sense of immediacy, whereas in English, we commonly use the past tense – learn more about historical French tenses.
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