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Selected published articles and letters concerned with the history of the provenance and evolution of the modern Olympic Games:

2012 Autumn - Olympians of the Athens 1906 Olympic Games posthumously dishonoured - Journal of Olympic History, Volume 20, Number 3, p.78

2012 August 7 - Who founded the modern Olympic Games? - The Greek Star (United States)

2012 August 3 - Ghosts of Olympians past haunt Rogge & Coe - The Daily Telegraph (United Kingdom)

2012 July 31 - Olympians of the Athens 1906 Olympic Games deserve an apology - Evening Standard (London, United Kingdom)

2012 July 27 - Making Olympic history special - The Greek Star (United States)

2012 July 26 - London is not the first city to host the Olympic Games three times - The Times (United Kingdom)

2012 July 26 - London is not the first city to host the Olympic Games 3 times - The Guardian (United Kingdom)

2012 Jun 2 - Olympic Provenance - The Daily Telegraph (United Kingdom)

2009 Jan 8 - What did Baron Pierre de Coubertin know? - TeachingExpertise.com

2008 Jan 22 - Modern Olympic Games - The Malta Independent (Malta)

2007 Jul 9 - The first modern international Olympic Games - The Costa Blanca Leader (Alicante, Spain)

2006 Feb 11 - First modern Olympic Games held in a stadium in 1870 - The Washington Post (United States)

2005 Nov 26 - Olympic Games and Founders - Khaleej Times (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

2005 Jul 18 - Baron Pierre de Coubertin did not found the modern Olympic Games - Townsville Bulletin (Australia)

2005 Jul 10 - Olympic Origins - Scotland on Sunday (Scotland, United Kingdom)

2004 Jul 30 - Was Baron Pierre de Coubertin a good sport? - Central Western Daily (Australia)

2004 Jul 26 - The real history of the Olympics - The Observer (United Kingdom)

2004 Jun 13 - Readers' Views - Sunday Herald (Scotland, United Kingdom)

2004 Jun 9 - Olympic Games were revived in 1859 - The MidWeek (Georgia, Florida, United States)

2004 Apr 26 - Founder of the Olympic Movement - Independent Online (South Africa)

2003 Dec 7 - Who really rekindled the Olympic Games? - The Star Online (Malaysia)


Additional useful, unpublished, letters concerning the roles of Evangelis Zappas, Dr William Penny Brookes and Baron Pierre de Coubertin in the re-establishment of the Olympic Games in modern times.

2012 Jul 29 - London is not the first city to host the Olympics three times - Letter to Lord Coe, Chairman of London 2012.

2007 Jul 16 - Living legacy of Wenlock's Games - Sports Journalists' Association News (UK)

2007 Apr 11 - Sports journalists' historical track record on the Olympicks - Sports Journalists' Association News (UK)

2006 Jan 11 - The IOC rarely mentions Soutsos, Zappas or Brookes - The Sport Journal (USA)

2005 Dec 19 - Baron Pierre de Coubertin's Vision (or Hindsight) - Planet-Rugby.com (UK)

2005 Nov 11 - Mention Zappas in the same breath and preceding the names of Brookes and Coubertin - Football365.com (United Kingdom)



Other Articles or Letters not by Zappas.org

2004 Aug 11 - "From Athens in 1859 to Athens in 2004: the modern Greek origin of the modern Olympic Games". Lecture by David C. Young - Athens 2004 Olympic Games Press Center at the Zappeion in Athens (Greece)

2004 Jul 12 - "The predecessors of the Olympic movement, and Pierre de Coubertin". Research Article by Ingomar Weiler - Karl-Franzens-Universitšt Graz (Austria)

2004 May 19 - An Olympic score to settle: Who revived the modern games? - Christian Science Monitor (United States)

2003 May 22 - Imagine that! Olympic Games in Greece!: Speech by Professor David Young at the Columbia University - Embassy of Greece in Washington (United States)

1963 - A Forerunner of the Revival of the Olympic Games - Amateur Athletic Foundation Los Angeles (United States)

1858 Nov 20 - The restoration of the ancient Olympic Games - The Illustrated London News (United Kingdom)


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