The greatest and most inspiring Olympic moments
Theses are outstanding Olympian achievements
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The 2020 Summer Olympic Games are almost upon us. Postponed from last year because of the pandemic, the games this year will necessarily be a muted affair, with a sharply limited number of fans allowed to attend events, and where even cheering is set to be banned. Hopefully this will in no way dampen the spirit of the occasion, when athletes from across the world descend on Tokyo at the end of July to compete at the very highest level hoping to bring home a coveted Olympic medal.
The first international Olympic Games held in modern history took place in Athens in 1896, and it's from there that we take a look at some of the most outstanding and influential occasions in Olympic history. Click through and applaud these memorable moments from the world's foremost sports competition.
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