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The Times

July 26, 2012

London is not the first city to host the Olympic Games 3 times

Hospitable Athens (TheTimes.co.uk Letters)

On 24 July at the 124th session of the IOC, Jacques Rogge claimed that London is the first city to host the Olympic Games three times. That is not the case.

Athens hosted the second Olympic Games to be held under the auspices of the IOC in 1906. The IOC retrospectively revised history to adopt non-IOC games held in Paris 1900 and St Louis 1904. Athens also hosted in 1896 and 2004.

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