What are the Olympic Games?

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The Olympic Games

Sports enthusiast or not, you’re likely to feel something special in the air when the Olympic Games roll around. Whether you prefer to sit back on the couch and watch runners whiz around the track on TV or you feel compelled to see it all live, the Web sites we’ve collected will help you plan your Olympic experience.

What are the Olympic Games?

Depending on whom you ask, the Olympic games are a celebration of athleticism and sportsmanship, a chance for the world to come together peacefully for competition and camaraderie, or a farce littered with commercialism and drug-abusing athletes—a shadow of what the Games once represented. On the Web, you’ll learn who’s in charge of organizing and standardizing the Games today, and you can get the scoop on the Olympic Movement.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • The International Olympic Committee, known as the IOC, is the international, nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization that supervises the organization of the Summer and Winter Games. You’ll see the IOC referenced frequently, along with the term Olympic Movement, which refers to all organizations that follow the IOC’s standards.

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